Matt focuses his practice on tort defense, business litigation, environmental law, product liability defense, employment law and insurance matters. He has significant experience in the Massachusetts and Connecticut state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration panels. Matt’s clients have ranged from large corporations and government agencies to start-up companies, small businesses and individuals. He is experienced with title insurance claims, and he advises creditors involved in disputes with distressed and bankrupt businesses. Matt serves as special counsel to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners in applicant investigation and examination proceedings. Matt is also qualified to represent clients through the Massachusetts Trial Courts’ Limited Assistance Representation Program.
After graduating from law school, Matt served as a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, first in Springfield and then in Boston and Cambridge as a senior law clerk assigned to more complex civil and criminal litigation matters. He also assisted with the review of first-year law clerks.
Before joining Melick & Porter, Matt was an associate for five years at Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen, P.C. in Boston, where he handled product liability, business litigation, environmental law and tort defense matters. Prior to that, he was an associate at a litigation boutique firm where he represented clients in matters including employment and shareholder disputes, trade secret and intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and securities litigation. Matt has published several articles and has chaired legal education programs. Matt has served as as a judge and advisor for Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program and served on the Board of the Quincy College Trust, most recently as Treasurer. Matt's practice has earned him Martindale Hubbell's highest AV Peer Review Rating. For several years, Matt was named as a “Rising Star” in the New England Super Lawyers Publication and he has been named a "Super Lawyer" for the past three years. In 2004, Matt was selected to the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program. He now serves on the Program’s selection committee.
Outside of the office, Matt enjoys coaching hockey, soccer, baseball and spending time with his wife and three sons.