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Matthew J. Ley

Professional Experience

As a graduate of Baylor Law, Matthew is the heir to a tradition of strong, aggressive litigation practice. During law school, Matthew interned with the Unites States District Court, District of Western Texas, Waco Division, and with the Texas Office of Administrative Hearings. Prior to joining Morton McGoldrick, Matthew started his legal career as a sole practitioner, providing representation in a variety of practice areas. His current practice focuses on family law, employment law, real estate litigation and commercial litigation.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Associate Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Author, “What Are You Going To Do About It: The Ramifications of the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day Decision on Interstate Groundwater Disputes”, 65 Baylor Law Review 661 (Spring 2013).


Matthew completed his bachelor’s degree at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia with majors in Theology and Philosphy. He attended Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas on full tuition scholarship, receiving his J.D. in 2013.

Admitted to Practice


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commerical Litigation


Matthew was born in Tacoma and raised in Gig Harbor. He has lived in Virginia, Ohio and Texas, but is happy to be back in Tacoma to raise four children with his wife, Crystal. In his free time, Matthew is active in his church and enjoys spending time outdoors.