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Matthew Kidd

Employment and labor Attorney at Boston, MA

4.9   75 reviews

also known as Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd, Matthew J. Kidd,, Esq.

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    35%
    Wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour complaints, and negotiation of severance agreements. We also handle executive compensation and exit negotiations.

    10 years, 400 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    We represent the full range of personal injuries, from car accidents to catastrophic life changing injuries, wrongful death, and negligent security.

    10 years, 300 cases

  3. Workers compensation
    20%
    We handle all kinds of workers compensation claims.

    10 years, 100 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    As former public defense counsel, the firm handles a full range of criminal charges from Magistrate Hearings to trials in district and superior courts.

    10 years, 600 cases

  5. Landlord or tenant
    10%

    10 years, 200 cases

ATTORNEY MATTHEW KIDD IS KNOWN AND RESPECTED FOR HIS EXCEPTIONAL CLIENT ADVOCACY AND TRIAL SKILLS. MR. KIDD HAS BEEN NOMINATED TO SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. THE FIRM SPECIALIZES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW, WORKERS COMPENSATION,PERSONAL INJURY (WRONGFUL DEATH)AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

Attorney Kidd brings a wide range of skills and experience to his practice. Kidd has worked in the technology, finance and property fields prior to starting his firm. Kidd has founded, owned, and operated several businesses.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award from 2017 through 2021. Kidd  has been nominated and chosen “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers for the past seven years and received the “Silver,Gold, and Platinum Client Champion” Awards by Martindale-Hubbell.

ranks Attorney Kidd among the Top 20 employment and personal injury lawyers in Boston consecutively for the past five yearrs.

Kidd was elected to the Better Business Bureau Board of Directors on September 19, 2019.

Both and awarded Mr. Kidd a perfect attorney rating of 10.0 

Attorney Kidd has completed numerous courses to enhance and refine his litigation skills including, the Litigation Academy at the District Court for the District of Rhode Island, MCAD Investigator Training, and numerous courses sponsored by Bar Associations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mr. Kidd Kidd's expertise in employment law was cited and quoted by the American Bar Association Journal and Fast Company Magazine.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Mr. Kidd donates his resources and is a sponsor of the Milton High School Football Team (Wildacats).

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2018
Top Contributor
2018

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  75 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Caring, passionate, considerate and Understanding are just a few of qualities that would describe Mr. Kidd. He listens to your problem and is honest about what to expect at the end. He is always prompt to return calls or respond to emails. He took over my with my ex-employer and was able to get me a considerable amount due to unfair termination. I highly recommend Mr. Kidd. He is the one you want on your side to defend you and win your case.
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Posted by Michael | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You rock!
You could not ask for a better attorney to handle your case. Cant say enough about the outcome from hiring Attorney Mathew Kidd. Gave him a call about a family matter, He was willing to meet that day an an the rest was HISTORY. Thank you so much for helping out! We appreciate it! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Posted by Tahir | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, communicative and knowledgeable attorney!
Matthew Kidd is a superb attorney and a personable guy. He is knowledgeable, tactful and a strong advocate that will do everything in his power to help you. He has been the most communicative attorney that I have worked with and was really pleased with all of his efforts. He truly is a super lawyer. He really walked me through a stressful situation and was very transparent through the whole process. I can't speak enough praise for him. He is an honest guy and a true professional who brings honor to his profession. If you want a lawyer that will fight for you, Matthew is your guy. I wish you all the best!
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Posted by Pete | February 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Severance Negotiation
Matthew was able to secure most of my demands from the company and was strategic in his approach. We got extra compensation and eliminated restrictions that would have applied during the severance period. Very easy to work with and articulated the pros and cons of our negotiation tactics with the company. Would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unpaid wages
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Attorney Kidd for some advice leading up to a potential legal matter involving unpaid wages. We did not end up proceeding with a lawsuit, but having his knowledge to guide me along the way was extremely helpful. I would work with him again, it was great to know that someone with a great deal of knowledge had my back and was ready to move forward quickly and effectively.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Small case with excellent result
Matthew took on my case which other larger law firms weren't interested in taking, which I really appreciated. He guided me through the process and was realistic about what to expect. It took longer for him to draft the demand letter than expected and I had to follow up weekly for about 6 weeks, but it did get done in the end. He is a solo practitioner and doesn't have the support staff that larger firms have. I did appreciate being able to communicate with him directly via text or phone and he was prompt in answering any communication. Other law firms are more difficult to get in touch with the lawyer, and you need to leave messages with secretaries which I wasn't always confident got passed along. That wasn't the case with Matthew. I also got a settlement offer which was larger than expected and signing the settlement offer and receiving the check was was fairly smooth, simple and quick. I would recommend hiring Matthew for legal needs.
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Posted by Brendt | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Attorney Kidd has been amazing. He not only represented me and delivered. He was always available when I had a question . He responded to my messages without fail, even if it wasn’t something he handled. He always gave me unbiased sound advice.
Posted by Robin | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment
Matthew is really easy to work with and he is prompt with any questions you may have. He worked hard for me and was able to come through. Great attorney! Please contact him, he will not let you down.
Posted by Jay | May 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Listener
Matthew is a great lawyer and listener, I had many discussions with other lawyers with little success. He really listened to my complicated situation and clearly laid out my options. He made me feel very comfortable and wasn’t rigid like other lawyers. He’s highly recommended!
Posted by ariana | May 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
AWESOME
He was super helpful and gave me great feedback! If you need a consult contact Attorney Kidd.
Posted by Kevin | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Kidd, was well prepared and presented the facts precisely as I desired. I strongly recommend him if it’s a dedicated attorney you’re looking for.
Posted by Josiane | August 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
My husband and I were fortunate to have hired Attorney Matthew J. Kidd for legal representation. Attorney Kidd showed compassion for our case, he was also an excellent advocate, accessible, and responsive. Because of his strategic approach, we were successful in obtaining financial compensation, and recoup losses, from a contractor who defrauded us and damaged our home. We will forever be grateful for Attorney Kidd’s representation. We highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
lamont tenent for the city of boston
i was caught up in a situation that could have rendered me homeless.my aunt passed away while i was living with her a her home care provider .when she passed the managment of the housing complex ,we were living in was trying to evict me, even though have lived their for years and offered to pay market rate rent. i contacted attorney matthew j . kidd explained my situation . he accepted my case and immediately went to work . he contacted the right people and resolved the situation . he says what he will do ,and does what he says .I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM AS A ATTORNEY that gets the job done"
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Posted by KD | December 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Matthew, Did listen carefully to my case and showed he cared for my well being from the beginning. He provided different options that could be beneficial to me and took the time to explain the pros and cons of each approach. He was also very responsive and felt right away that I was in good hands.
Posted by Elena | December 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer to work with
When I was looking for an attorney to take my employer discrimination case, I was given Att. Matthew's contact from the Mass Bar Association. Attn. Matthew was the only one who heard me out and respectfully listened where other lawyers just dismissed me without giving me a chance. Attn. Matthew was patient and wanted to hear all the details after which he gave me a shot without demanding big upfront retainer which is how all the other lawyers operate (and this wasn't feasible for me and many others). I was really happy he took my case because through every interaction he patiently heard all details and worked closely with me to ensure that I had the best representation possible. It's a good thing, because we won! Attn Matthew won and so did I as his client which goes to show that you should always give it a shot! He is a hard working lawyer that doesn't make you feel like you're dealing with an actual lawyer but rather a human being. I truly believe that Attn. Matthew is in it for the right reasons, to help people! Also, he knows the law well so hid advice is highly accurate and helped me as a client to make the best decisions given my circumstances. Highly recommend to hire him not only is he a good attorney, but also a good person!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
I called Attorney Kidd and he was able to immediately make himself available to discuss my situation. He offered me some helpful tips that were pertinent to my circumstance. He was attentive and gave me the time that was needed to initiate a phone consultation.
Posted by Earl | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I trusted Matt to do the right thing and represent my interests throughout.
I had a complex case and talked to fifty attorneys and Matt helped me tremendously. Many of the other attorneys I spoke to had no idea what they were doing and/or lacked personal integrity. Matt has the rare human quality of integrity. Matt was knowledgeable, forthright, savvy with street smarts and legal smarts, and is a straight up decent human being and one I knew I could trust right away. Its rare to find someone, attorney or otherwise, that you feel will have your best interests at heart and maintain integrity throughout complex legal processes and negotiations. I did not feel worried that Matt would be swayed by other interests or bullied by anyone. I trusted Matt to do the right thing and represent my interests throughout. I trust Matt implicitly and would highly recommend him. Also, he is a nice, genuine, and empathetic person and will go to the mat for you. He will also admit what he knows and does not know it is rare to meet professionals with grace and humility. Matt has a lot of real-world experience and is a great attorney.
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Posted by Jonathan | July 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
QUALITY LAWYER
I consulted with Attorney Kidd and he was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in my case. He shows that he cares about your situation. I would definitely and highly recommend him.
Posted by Chris | May 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks Matthew
I called Matthew to get some advise with a landlord issue. This was my first time contacting a lawyer and I didn’t know what to expect. Matthew responded right away to my message and phone call. He took his time and gave me some great information about my options. I would highly recommend Matthew!
Posted by Laura | April 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Matt was very helpful with my issue and provided an excellent and comprehensive review of all the information available to support my case. I'd highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Babson College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Xaverian Brother's High School
  • Diploma, College Prep
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Older Employee Wrongfully Terminated-Age Discrimination
  • One year of pay and expenses
  • Wrongful Termination - Client worked at a private university
  • Case settled for a confidential sum
  • Slip and Fall Injury
  • Case settled for confidential amount
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Associations

  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 19 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Boston
  • Expertise
  • 2023
  • Top 20 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston
  • Expertise.com
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 20 Employment Lawyers in Boston
  • Expertise.com
  • 2023
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award- Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion-Silver Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Motion and Litigation Practice
  • CALI
  • 2014
  • Excellence for the Future Award for work in Creditors' Rights
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Excellence for the Future for work in Employment Law
  • CALI
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (29)
Endorse Matthew
Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is my pleasure and with confidence that I endorse my colleague, Attorney Matthew Kidd. I have worked with Matthew on several matters. He is highly intelligent, ethical, and motivated to assist individuals with their legal needs. Matthew is scrupulous in his attention to detail ensuring that the needs of his clients are successfully addressed and resolved."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is a respected lawyer with exceptional dedication to his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew Kidd is an ethical and dedicated attorney who is committed to his clients. I provided outsourcing services to Matthew on two labor and employment projects. He is professional, reasonable and a joy to work with!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kidd is a relentless advocate for his clients. I have had the opportunity to see him fighting hard for those that need it most. He does well at using all his skills to get the client the best result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a terrific lawyer who is dedicated to his clients and will out-work his opponent on every case."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard-working, conscientious, straight up guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kidd is a zealous advocate for his clients. He fights for what his clients deserve by working hard and working smart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kidd represented a mutual client of mine in Boston Municipal Court. Kidd went above and beyond time and time again for this client, with hard fought success in the end. Even after both cases were dismissed, Kidd helped the client out of a new situation. I ENDORSE ATTORNEY MATTHEW KIDD."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although Matt & I have known one another for approximately two years, we only recently had the opportunity to work together defending a client being sued by a debt collector. Matt reached out for advice on the case knowing that I have handled these types of cases in the past. After providing an overview on the minutiae involved, it was decided that we would work together to seek a resolution. Matt agreed to handle all court appearances and took on trial prep given his trial experience. Matt recognized that we possess different strengths that, when combined, could result in an even greater result than either of us taking on the matter alone. Matt also understood what questions to ask on the law in order to prepare for trial. He also knew how best to formulate a plan for dealing with the potential trial. In sum, Matt was keenly aware of the issues involved and knew that sometimes asking for help is in the client's best interests. I wholeheartedly endorse Matt."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to observe Attorney Kidd in the courtroom on many occasions. He is a strong advocate for his clients. He knows the law and uses that knowledge to effectively represent his clients' interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Kidd to be a hard working lawyer, always interested in doing his best for his clients. He is diligent and mindful of what needs to be done to represent people with excellence!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Attorney Kidd. He is top-notch and puts 110% into every case. He is reliable, dedicated, and committed to providing excellent representation and definitely goes the extra mile for his clients, resulting in successful outcomes! I welcome the opportunity to work with him as much as possible, as he is ethical, amiable, and knowledgeable. He is truly vested in obtaining successful outcomes for his clients! If you want an Attorney that will fight for you, you can't go wrong with Attorney Kidd!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse Matthew. He is committed to the highest standards when he represents a client. You will find him easy to talk to, caring and knowledgeable of the relevant law in your case."
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