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Mitchell J. Matorin

Mitchell J. Matorin

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Intellectual Property, Internet

Mitchell Matorin

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About Me

After graduating from Duke Law School, I clerked for the Hon. Monroe G. McKay, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Salt Lake City, UT.  After my clerkship, I spent 3 and a half years as a commercial litigator in the Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, DC.  I then moved into private practice at the large national firm, Morgan Lewis, where I focused on appellate and Supreme Court practice, commercial litigation, and trademark litigation.  After two years, I returned to my roots in Boston and joined Foley Hoag, a major Boston law firm.  There, I practiced primarily in the area of patent litigation, trademark litigation, and computer and Internet law.  In June 2007, I decided to leave Foley Hoag and open my own practice.  I now focus on business litigation, intellectual property, and appellate litigation.  I draw upon my years of practice for the federal government and large law firms to provide big firm expertise and sophistication to companies and individuals with business-related disputes, at a more affordable price.


Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Litigation: 75%
    22 years
  2. Appeals: 15%
    22 years
  3. Internet: 5%
    18 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 5%
    18 years



Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Robert Louis Miller

    I know Mitchell from a lawyers group listserv that we are colleagues and members of. He asks good questions and offers advice from his experience, and that has been invaluable.


    Robert Miller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lisa Michelle Solomon

    In late 2007, I worked with Mitch on a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in a labor law case. I found him to be very thoughtful and creative in developing an argument whose purpose was not to win the case, but to convince the Supreme Court that the case was "certworthy." Accordingly, I highly recommend Mitch for his skills in litigation and appellate strategy.


    Lisa Solomon Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Matorin Law Office, LLC

18 Grove Street
Suite 2
Wellesley, MA, 02482


DCInactive 199907/19/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMatorin Law Office, LLC2007 - Present
CounselFoley Hoag, LLP2000 - 2007
AssociateMorgan Lewis1998 - 2000
Honors Program Trial AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice1994 - 1998
Law ClerkU.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit1993 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionN/A2007 - Present
Newton-Needham Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Blazy v. TenetClarified right to attorney fees under Privacy Act
H.B. Mac, Inc. v. United StatesObtained reversal of district court
Barseback Kraft, A.B. v. United StatesObtained affirmance of summary judgment

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Publication NameTitleDate
Boston Bar JournalWebsite Interactivity as a Basis for Personal Jurisdiction2011
BNA Electronic Commerce & LawZippo Interactivity Scale Likely to Persist Despite Recent Criticism, Attorneys Predict2010
Wall Street JournalSolo Story: A Chat With Big-Firm Refugee Mitchell Matorin2009
New York TimesLawyers Open Their File Cabinets for a Web Resource 2008
White Paper"Internet Risk Management: An Examination of Internet Risks," with William J. Richards, William Gallagher Associates2005
Boston Bar JournalDomain Name Disputes: Cases Illustrate Limitations of ICANN Policy, Boston Bar Journal (March/April 2001)2001
Duke Law JournalNote: Unchaining the Law: The Legality of Extraterritorial Abduction in Lieu of Extradition, 41 Duke L.J. 907 (1992).1992

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawN/AJD and LLM (Comparative and International Law)1993
Washington University in St. LouisFrench and Political ScienceB.A., magna cum laude1987