As a Staff Attorney, Matt participates in all aspects of NELC’s federal court litigation.  He investigates facilities suspected of violating environmental statutes, working closely with community members to compile evidence of violations and harm. He also ensures NELC presents compelling evidence of liability by securing compliance with discovery requests, deposing fact and expert witnesses, and fighting for public access to important documents.  

In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Matt frequently supervises law students that participate in NELC’s internship program.

Prior to joining NELC, Matt spent six years at a plaintiff-side litigation firm.  There, he represented individuals suffering from illnesses caused by toxic substance exposure, prosecuting complex lawsuits against many of the nation’s largest corporations.  He is a graduate of Skidmore College and Boston College Law School.  During law school, he advocated for progressive constitutional principles as president of the Boston College chapter of the American Constitution Society and provided free legal services to low-income families through the school’s nonprofit legal clinic. Notably, Matt also delivered a “heroic,” walk-off grand slam at a softball tournament in Virginia that at least one bystander described as Kirk Gibson-esque.