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Matt Melvin Mathias Sayre

Matt Melvin Mathias Sayre, American lawyer. Bar: Washington 1964, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980, District of Columbia 1981. Recipient Pro Bono Service award, 1988.

Background

  • Sayre, Matt Melvin Mathias was born on September 5, 1934 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Melvin Edward and Ethyl Elizabeth (Mathias) Sayre.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Washington, 1956. Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University, 1964.

    Career

    • Law clerk to Honorary Robert T. Hunter, Olympia, Washington, 1964-1965. Assistant counsel Pacific Car & Foundry Company, Renton, 1965-1966. Partner Mullavey, Hageman, Treece & Sayre, Seattle, 1966-1969, McBride & Sayre, 1969-1971.

      Private practice Seattle, 1971-1994. Senior partner Sayre Law Offices, since 1994. Judge pro tempore King County Superior Court, 1973—1983, 1989—2003.

      Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force Reserve, 1957-1960.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Washington 1964, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980, District of Columbia 1981.

    Membership

    Trustee King County Bar Foundation, 1985—1988, 1992—1998. Board visitors Seattle University School Law, 1991—2002. Member of South King County Bar Association, King County Bar Association (treasurer 1982-1985, trustee 1985-1988, member bench-bar delay reduction task force 1987-1989, Second vice president 1988-1989, 1st vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, Geisness award 1977), Washington Bar Association (special district counsel 1982-1988, editorial advisory board 1986-1989, chair BAR-PAC 1991-1994, chair public relations committee 1992-1993), Rainier Chamber of Commerce (president 1977-1978), Seattle Yacht Club (staff judge advisory 2000-2001), Washington Athletic Club, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Lions, Phi Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Sheri Teagle, October 21, 1956. Children: Jeffrey Mathias, Steven Michael, David Matthew.
    • father: Melvin Edward Sayre
    • mother: Ethyl Elizabeth (Mathias) Sayre
    • spouse: Sheri Teagle
    • children: Jeffrey Mathias Sayre
    • Steven Michael Sayre
    • David Matthew Sayre
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    Born September 5, 1934
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