Mathew P. Smith, born in Boston, Massachusetts. Admitted to Bar, 2005, Massachusetts; Memberships: Massachusetts Bar Association, Plymouth County Bar Association. Education: Fairfield University 2001; New England Law 2005. Memberships: Massachusetts Bar Association, Plymouth County Bar Association.
Matt joined the firm in June of 2018, and has 13 years of experience litigating in small firms, large firms, and as a solo practitioner. He also served as a litigation consultant for a large national law firm in its corporate litigation department. Matt’s broad perspective and commitment to conserving client resources results in matters he is involved with being resolved efficiently and effectively.
Matt is practiced in criminal litigation, premises liability and personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defense, workers compensation, construction defect claims, subrogation, social security disability and other areas of administrative law. He has experience with complex breach of contract, product liability and class action cases. He represents a broad range of clients in all areas of our practice, and has trial experience in the Massachusetts District Court, Superior Courts, and in various administrative forums. He has prepared and submitted briefs to the Massachusetts Court of Appeals in complex litigation. Matt currently lives in Scituate and grew up on the South Shore. His varied practice and years of experience afford him an invaluable insight into his client’s needs.
Mat Smith Expands his Practice to include the Represention of Children and Families
On February 19, 2019 Mathew Smith completed the Committee for Public Counseling Services (CPCS) CRA Panel Training and is newly certified by the state to be assigned as counsel to represent minors and juveniles. Lawyers in CPCS’s Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) represent children and parents in cases in which the Department of Children and Families (DCF) removes children from their homes because of claims of neglect or abuse. These cases are called care and protection (C&P) cases or termination of parental rights cases. CAFL also provides lawyers to children and parents in child requiring assistance (CRA) cases. Some CRA cases involve parents asking the Juvenile Court for help with challenges at home; others involve children who are truant from school or who run away from home. Matt began this work in March of 2018.