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Matthew A. Tripp

I collaborate with clients to develop strategies and solutions that both minimize legal risk and satisfy clients’ larger business objectives. Through attention to detail and creative problem-solving, I tailor my legal services to each client's unique needs and goals. Quotation mark
Matthew A. Tripp
Matthew A. Tripp

About Matt

Matt Tripp represents local and national clients in employment and general litigation matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Matt has defended against claims of breach of contract, retaliation, constructive discharge, wrongful termination, disparate treatment, and wage-and-hour violations. In addition to representing clients in litigation, Matt also assists clients with a variety of business and employment issues, such as workplace safety, contract negotiations, disability accommodation, protected leave, wage-and-hour issues, and employee discipline and termination.

Before joining Miller Nash, Matt was an attorney for an international law firm. He also previously clerked for the Honorable Paul Papak of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Representative Experience

  • Employment Litigation Plus
    • Obtained summary judgment for an institution of higher education on a former employee's claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.

    • Obtained summary judgment for a large retailer on a former employee's claims of discrimination, failure to accommodate, and retaliation.

    • Obtained complete dismissal for an institution of higher education on an applicant's claims of age discrimination and retaliation.



  • J.D., Drake University Law School, 2015, highest honors
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Currently admitted in Oregon only, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Additional Information

ELA Oregon Rep ELIM - Contributor (SITE) COVID 19 Contributor


Professional Plus
  • Employment At-Will, A State-by State Survey, Regional Editor
  • Employment Law Alliance, Oregon Representative
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Labor and Employment Law, Member
Civic Plus
  • Coos Bay Oregon Law Center/Central Oregon Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO), Miller Nash Expungement Clinic Pro Bono Attorney, 2022-present


  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® (Portland, OR)
    • Labor and Employment Law—Management, 2022-present
    • Litigation—Labor and Employment, 2021-present
  • Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyer—Rising Star, 2022-present

Insights from Matt

  • “Let’s Take a Leave!” Miller Nash, Employment Law Seminar (Oct. 2023)
  • “Strategic Risk Management: Keeping the Trains Running on Time,” Miller Nash, Employment Law Seminar (Oct. 2022)
  • “Disability and Religious Accommodations Update” Miller Nash, The Latest COVID-19 Guidance for Employers: Vaccine Mandates and Accommodations Webinar (Feb. 2022)
  • “Navigating Through Overlapping Leave Laws,” Miller Nash, Employment Law Seminar (Dec. 2021)
  • “Renovations and Pandemic Precautions Gone Viral: Workplace Safety and Health,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Dec. 2020)
  • “Roadmap for Reopening Workplaces in OR & WA during COVID-19,” American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon, webinar (June 2020)
  • “Preparing for and Preventing Workplace Violence,” The Seminar Group, Labor & Employment Law Conference (June 2020)
  • “Fast 15: Families First Leave—Intermittent, Supplementation, and Exceptions,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, On-Demand Employment Law Webinar Series (May 2020)
  • “Piloting the Ship on the #MeToo Wave: Navigating Discrimination and Harassment Claims,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Oct. 2019)
  • “Protected Leave Challenges,” The Initiative, 2019 Accelerator Program (Jan. 2019)
  • “Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations,” National Business Institute, Human Resource Law from A to Z seminar (Nov. 2018)
  • “Discrimination and Harassment,” National Business Institute, Human Resource Law from A to Z seminar (Nov. 2018)
  • “The Case of the Missing Employee: Solving Protected Leave Challenges,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Nov. 2018)
  • “Bargaining Class Size and Workload,” Oregon School Personnel Association, Summer Advanced HR Retreat (July 2018)
  • “It’s a Wild Ride on This Roller Coaster: Local, State, Federal, and Labor Law Updates,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Nov. 2017)

Outside the Office

Matt enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, reading, and entertaining friends and family.

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