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Overview

Matthew has developed sophisticated and effective defense strategies for use at all phases of litigation in helping clients to defend against a variety of liability claims.

Matthew has vast experience defending clients in both state and federal court in a myriad of areas including products liability, environmental litigation, maritime, wrongful death, personal injury, toxic tort and premises liability. He routinely serves as lead counsel at multi-defendant depositions, devises settlement strategies, and participates in all pretrial and trial proceedings, including jury selection.

Matthew’s pairs a thorough understanding of legal precedent with deep industry knowledge, including a variety of product types and classes such as industrial and maritime power generating equipment, heating and cooling systems, industrial pumping machinery, home renovation products, and automotive parts. His defense work has included litigation before the federal MDL panel in the Eastern District of PA, and within the New York City Asbestos Litigation case management structure.

Prior to entering private practice, Matthew served for three years as an assistant district attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted defendants for misdemeanors and felonies and served as lead counsel in several jury trials.


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Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.A., Skidmore College
    • English

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Matthew is associated with the Washington, DC office for telephone purposes only. He is not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.



*Matthew works remotely and is licensed in New York, practicing in Port Washington. Contact Matthew via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the address 68 South Service Road, Suite 100, Melville, NY 11747 for mail/deliveries.
Experience
  • Secured dismissal by summary judgment before US Federal District Judge Colleen McMahon in a products liability wrongful death case for a Fortune 100 client (Rita Marie Perkins, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Wayne Perkins vs. Air & Liquid Systems Corp. et al., 13 Civ. 8561 (CM)(USDC-SDNY 7/30/2015)).
Outside the Office

Matthew, his wife Kathleen and children Zoey and Declan all like to get outdoors and experience nature. His family likes hiking, sailing, and camp out regularly. Matthew is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Merchant Marine Captain and for over two decades has piloted vessels in coastal waters around metropolitan New York and the Caribbean. He still enjoys getting out on the water and captains private charters and provides lessons to others.

Community Leadership
  • Member, Board of Trustees for the Port Washington Public Library
  • Cub Scout Den and Pack Leader for Pack 77, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Nassau County NY

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