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Matthew P. Trask, Esq. is an attorney admitted to the Massachusetts and New York State bars and is founding member of Kelsey & Trask, P.C., a Massachusetts law firm representing clients in the State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts and New York. 

With Kelsey & Trask, P.C., Mr. Trask practices in the area of firearms and Second Amendment law, and represents clients in firearms litigation and firearms law compliance matters, including firearms licensing, NFA trusts, firearms licensing denial and suspension appeals. He represnets 07 FFL and 01 FFL in corporate legal matters, as well as BATFE compliance, and state and federal licensing issues.  Mr. Trask was nominated by the Massachusetts Bar Association to sit on the Firearm License Review Board, pending appointment by the Governor's office.  


Mr. Trask defends individuals accused of firearms and weapon violations, 209A restraining orders, LTC license suspensions and revocations, and other criminal defense matters. 

Prior to Kelsey & Trask, P.C., Mr. Trask was an associate at the Law Offices of Leslie Elliot Krause, LLP in New York City and practiced plaintiff's personal injury in automobile negligence, products liability, slip and fall and construction accident cases. 

Matthew is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Gun Owner's Action League (GOAL), serves on the Massachusetts Bar Association's Education Committee, is a Charter Member of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Trask is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York and to the United States District Court - District of Massachusetts and the Southern District of New York. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Matthew P. Trask served in the United States Marine Corps, and now combines his Marine Corps and legal experiences to provide strategic solutions and forceful advocacy to ensure your rights shall not be infringed. 


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    8 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    8 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan R. Eaton

    I endorse this lawyer. Clients represented by Attorney Trask should feel comfortable knowing that their attorney is at the forefront of the field of bankruptcy law in Massachusetts, and will intelligently advocate for their interests. He has demonstrated the ability to excel in complex bankruptcy matters as well as to deftly handle license to carry issues and criminal defense. His blog, Don't Go Alone, and web-based applications serve as valuable resources to some of the most seasoned bankruptcy law practitioners.


    Jonathan Eaton Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • James M Lynch

    I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding lawyer who zealously represents his clients and is a credit to the legal profession. His knowledge of the law is unsurpassed.


    James Lynch Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kelsey & Trask, P.C.

160 Speen Street
Suite 202
Framingham, MA, 01701


NYCurrently registered 200703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKelsey & Trask, P.C.2008 - Present
PresidentHoldover Consulting, LLC2014 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Offices of Leslie Elliot Krause, LLP2008 - 2008
AttorneyLittman Krooks Llp2006 - 2007
Cryptographic Materials/EKMS ManagerUnited States Marine Corps1997 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Firearm License Review BoardGovernor's Appointee2013 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matthew P. Plouffe and Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc. v. Robert L. Macdonald, Chief of the Dighton Police DepartmentVoluntary dismissal by Plaintiff upon settlement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
MetroWest Daily NewsTranslating the Second Amendment2013
Kelsey & Trask, P.C.2011 Massachusetts Bankruptcy Handbook: A Consumer's Guide to Understanding Chapter 7 & Chapter 132011
MetroWest Daily NewsReport Says More Massachusetts Residents Filing for Bankruptcy2011
New York Law Journal'Koslow' Court Deals Blow to Internet Sting Operations2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Westfield State College (Westfield)Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMechanical EngineeringN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Firearms LawsMassachusetts Firearms Law - Beyond the Basics2014
Nightside with Dan ReaMassachusetts Firearms Law2013
LOMAP Super Marketing Conference IISmall Firm Marketing Insights2012
Don't Get Caught Short: Short Sales & BankruptcyShort Sales and Bankruptcy2011