Matthew Kaufmann is a senior associate in WSHB's Portland office. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on litigating commercial motor vehicle cases. Matt is skilled in handling a wide variety of cases from construction default to catastrophic loss from pre-suit to trial. 

Matt’s practice has by and large focused on the defense of commercial motor vehicles, mainly school buses and semi-trucks, giving him a solid understanding of the legal framework in which these companies operate, and the common issues that arise with them during litigation. Additionally, Matt has developed a particular interest in medical causation issues, which has led him to be particularly proficient at discussing medical issues with experts and during treater depositions.



  • John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2015)
  • Loyola University (B.A., cum laude, 2011)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois  



  • Chapter Co-Author (Choice of Law Issues in International Disputes, “International Litigation: Defending and Suing Foreign Parties in the U.S. Courts,” Tom Stillwell, revised by Mark E. Wojcik (forthcoming 2021)
  • Student Chapter Editor (Ocean Dumping), “The ABCs of Environmental Regulation,” 3d edition, Joel B. Goldstein Ph.D., revised by Albert I. Telsey, et al (Spring 2016)

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