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Matthew Rice

Matthew Rice

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

About Me

Mr. Rice received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2000. In 2003, he obtained his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University, having been admitted as a St. Thomas Aquinas scholar. Mr. Rice then worked at several high profile litigation firms in New York City obtaining impressive results for both plaintiffs and defendants. At the same time, he also obtained his Masters of Business Administration in 2011 from New York University’s prestigious Stern School of Business to enhance his business acumen in the court room. Mr. Rice is currently a trial attorney at the law offices of Safranek Cohen and Krolian exclusively handling the defense of numerous multi-million dollar construction accidents.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Construction & Development: 34%
    12 years, 150 cases
  2. Workers Compensation: 33%
    12 years, 150 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 33%
    12 years, 500 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • No photo

    Matt is a smart and effective litigator with experience in all New York courts.


    Charles Glaws Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel John Mccarey

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Mccarey Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Safranek Cohen & Krolian

1 Water Street
White Plains, NY



NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
4.9 AV Preeminent Peer Review Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
St. Thomas Aquinas ScholarSt. John's University2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneySafranek Cohen & Krolian2012 - Present
Senior AttorneyBrody Benard & Branch2005 - 2012
Jr. AttorneyDinkes & Schwitzer2003 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Waller v. City of New York & State of New YorkSettlement in favor of Plaintiff for $8.3 Million Dollars
Pretino v. Par Plumbing et al - Supreme Court for the State of New York, NY CountyDefense Victory
Plakas v. Angel Aerial Corp.Defense Victory

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Publication NameTitleDate
North Castle Electronic CorrespondenceImproving Town Government2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University - New York, NYN/AMBA2011
St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica NYN/AJD2003
Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations, Ithaca NYN/ABS2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Legal SeminarWorkers' Compensation and the Borrowed Employee Doctrine2014
North Castle Election Debates - 2011Improving Town GovernmentN/A