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Leodis “Lee” Matthews

Mr. Matthews is an attorney with Matthews Wilson and Hunter, with offices located in Los Angeles, California and Frankfurt, Germany. His practice focuses on federal litigation, commercial transactions, and corporate, labor and administrative law. The German office represents both German and American companies, and US employees located in Europe. He has represented clientele in various jurisdictions worldwide, and has engaged in investigations in Africa, Europe and Asia. His litigation practice includes the investigation, prosecution and defense of complex civil and criminal litigation, with an emphasis on Federal District and Appellate Court litigation, Federal Administrative Agencies, government contracts, International Court of Trade Practice, and supervision of State Court litigation.

Prior to his current practice, Mr. Matthews served as a Senior Trial Attorney, Assistant United States Attorney, and a Special Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice. He has also served as a Senior Counsel on the US House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Assassinations, and as a Deputy District Attorney with the State of Oregon.

Mr. Matthews is licensed with the California State Bar, Oregon State Bar and District of Columbia Bar. He is also licensed with the Federal District Court Southern District of California, Oregon District, Western District of Washington, Northern District of Texas and Northern District of Ohio. Additionally, Mr. Matthews is licensed to appear before the Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the US Claims Court, the Court of International Trade, the United States Supreme Court, and is authorized to engage in the practice of law in Germany.

Mr. Matthews earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis and Clark College, and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law. He is fluent in German, and has a familiarity with spoken French.

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