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Elayna Z. Matthews is a member of the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Group and the Litigation Group. Elayna’s practice focuses on representing lenders, financial institutions, businesses and individual creditors in all aspects of banking, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. She represents institutions and individuals on a variety of financial and collection matters, from loan document preparation and inspection to negotiation and loan workouts, to asset recovery actions, including foreclosure and bankruptcy. She also advises businesses and drafts contracts for businesses to use to improve their rights and broaden their options for addressing non-paying customers.

Elayna’s interest in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy began during law school at the University of Oregon School of Law, where she competed in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. She feels fortunate that she has the opportunity to assist clients every day in reaching their collection and recovery goals and advising clients on the most economical approach for doing so.

Elayna graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in the top 3% of her class, earning her the distinction of membership in the Order of the Coif. During law school, Elayna served as a Managing Editor on the Oregon Law Review, and worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable John V. Acosta, a federal magistrate judge for the District of Oregon.

Education

University of Oregon School of Law

Order of the Coif, Class of 2015


University of Puget Sound

B.A., Class of 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon

Professional Activities

  • Willamette Valley Inns of Court
  • Oregon New Lawyer’s Division
  • Marion County Bar Association

Off the Job

Elayna is an amateur baker, focusing on classic French pastries and American classics, and enjoys sharing her treats with her co-workers. Elayna also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Sam, whether exploring Oregon’s wine country, coastal beaches, or many hiking trails. Elayna is also an amateur birder, and enjoys spotting new species wherever she goes. When winter keeps her inside, Elayna also enjoys spending time knitting and reading popular fiction and classic literature.