Matthew Slater

Matthew A. Slater is a Partner in the firm and the Director of the firm’s Tort Litigation Practice Group. Matthew has extensive litigation experience representing clients in a wide range of general liability, complex commercial litigation, subrogation and defense matters. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew was a Senior Litigation Associate at D'Ambrosio Brown LLP from 2006 to 2013. Matthew previously served as an Assistant Public Defender for Miami-Dade County, Florida.  

Matthew has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Boston Magazine and Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars for his handling of wide ranging litigation matters.  Matthew's primary areas of practice include civil and complex commercial litigation, general liability, construction litigation, employment discrimination, and personal injury actions.  Matthew's recent successes include:

●  Obtained defense verdict for UPS in an action alleging negligent inspection of a truck causing a 70-pound driveshaft to dislodge and disable the Plaintiff.

●  Obtained a defense verdict for multinational employer in an action alleging serious shoulder injuries requiring multiple surgeries as a result of a trip and fall.

●  Obtained a defense verdict for an automotive mechanic charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide after striking and killing a pedestrian in a crosswalk.      

●  Obtained dismissal of a federal civil rights lawsuit at summary judgment against three municipal inspectors sued for retaliatory plumbing code enforcement.

●  Obtained dismissal of a plumbing teacher's multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit at summary judgment against the superintendent of a vocational school.

●  Obtained significant six figure settlement for an internationally known expert on early childhood education due to reverse employment discrimination.

Matthew is an Honors graduate of Skidmore College and the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, Matthew was recognized by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for his outstanding advocacy. Matthew also served on the Editorial Board of the University of Miami International & Comparative Law Review and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He has authored Trumpeting Justice: The Implications of U.S. Law and Policy for the International Rendition of Terrorists from Failed or Uncooperative States, 12 U. Miami Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 151 (2004). 

Matthew is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Florida, and the District of Columbia. He has litigated international business disputes and conducted depositions of parties and witnesses in British Columbia, Canada and Mumbai, India. Matthew has also been appointed to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General for defense of litigation against the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office.



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