Matthew Slater

Matt Slater mas@tkcklaw.com
(617) 242-9600 x 278
Practice States: Tort Department

Matthew A. Slater is a Partner in the firm and the Director of the firm’s Tort Litigation and Employment Practice Group. Matthew represents corporations, professional services firms, and individuals in complex commercial litigation, general liability claims, professional liability disputes, employment-related matters, and other high-stakes litigation and crisis situations. He has tried civil and criminal cases in various courts and venues and in arbitration and has represented clients in investigations conducted by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and other state and federal administrative and law enforcement agencies.

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.

Representative Experience

Matthew’s recent successes and experience include:
● Obtained defense verdict for Staples in an action alleging that a 60-pound shelf and sign fell on Plaintiff causing facial and dental injuries, traumatic brain injury, hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages, and pain and suffering.
● 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.
● Obtained significant six figure settlement for a banking employee who was discharged for whistleblowing on her supervisor for using an inappropriate racial comment to describe her work.
● Obtained multiple court orders denying excessive and unreasonable Curry “pain and suffering” allocations in workers’ compensation subrogation disputes.

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, District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. 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.

Client Seminars:
Matthew has conducted training sessions and seminars for clients on various litigation and employment-related topics, including: The Anatomy of High-Tech Investigation; The Art of the Settlement; Recognizing Subrogation Potential and Third-Party Liability; Accident Investigation – Root Causes; Maximizing Subrogation Lien Recoveries; and Medical Inquiries in the Hiring Process.