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Matthew J. Fogelman

Personal injury Attorney at Newton, MA

5.0   27 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Massachusetts - MA 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    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
    25%

    22 years, 50 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    22 years, 50 cases

  3. Car accident
    10%

    22 years, 50 cases

  4. Discrimination
    10%

    22 years, 50 cases

  5. Sexual harassment
    10%

    22 years, 50 cases

  6. Slip and fall accident
    10%

    22 years, 50 cases

  7. Wrongful termination
    10%

    22 years, 50 cases

Matthew J. Fogelman is a founding partner of Fogelman & Fogelman LLC. Mr. Fogelman’s trial and litigation practice is focused on employment law, personal injury cases, and consumer class actions. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having won a number of significant cases on behalf of clients, including prevailing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a ground-breaking handicap discrimination case involving an employee’s right to use medical marijuana off-site.

In the employment arena, Mr. Fogelman has litigated cases ranging from Wage Act and overtime cases to discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation matters. He has significant experience advising employees on non-compete and severance agreements. A former newspaper reporter, Mr. Fogelman also has experience in First Amendment and defamation and libel law, and has counseled clients concerning defamatory material published on the Internet.

In the personal injury realm, Mr. Fogelman has extensive experience litigating complex personal injury cases and emotionally-charged cases, including allegations of sexual abuse and wrongful death.

Mr. Fogelman’s class action practice is focused on helping groups of employees and consumers recover damages in cases in which individually their matters would not be large enough to be cost-efficient. He and the firm have prevailed in several class-action matters, including a significant wage and hour case involving illegal distribution of tips and cases involving tenants who have been the subject of systematic illegal charges of amenity and other fees by landlords and large management companies.

Lawyers often talk about standing up for the little guy, and sometimes this sounds trite.  But in my case, and for our firm, it is true – this is why we practice law. Corporations sometimes act as if there are no consequences for treating workers illegally, including discriminating against employees and systematically cheating them out of the wages to which they are due.  They count on employees being afraid to confront wrongful conduct, or that wage underpayment will be not be enough to justify hiring an attorney. Similarly, in injury cases, insurance companies often believe they can use their size and teams of lawyers to avoid paying what their insureds owe for causing crashes, injuries, and even death.

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Location

Fogelman Law LLC
189 Wells Avenue
Suite 302
Newton, MA, 02459

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Reviews

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Posted by Patsy | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch, very ethical, and highly communicative
I highly recommend working with Matthew. He was patient and thorough in explaining all of the legal issues and my options, was very communicative and responsive. He helped me find a positive resolution to a difficult situation and I could not have done it on my own. Absolutely top notch, and he is the first call I would make if I need employment legal representation again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and highly recommended
I hired Matthew to advise me on the changing MA state employment laws. He was highly knowledgeable and was very responsive to my specific questions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Settled out of court with a letter!
After an engaging discussion with Matt about the circumstances surrounding my breach of contract situation with a former employer, Matt agreed to help me attempt recovery of unpaid debts. I was pleased to feel like a partner in a collaborative effort to emphatically communicate our position and demonstrate unwavering determination to prevail. Our single letter ultimately compelled the company to fulfill their contractual obligations out of court. I can highly recommend Matt as a thoughtful, responsive, and creative attorney.
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Posted by Robin | December 16, 2017
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Great Attorney!
I am a little skittish about legal issues, but Matt put me so at ease. He was empathetic, but professional. His style is unrushed, and he gives your case the full attention it deserves. Matt was always clear about the legal constraints of the situation, laying out the options and helping to decide the best path forward. I can say I have the utmost confidence in his ability to represent me.
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Posted by Martin | September 14, 2017
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OUTSTANDING EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
I worked with Matt Fogelman on a separation agreement with my employer including a severance agreement and release of claims. Matt is excellent at sifting through the legal issues and providing good advice. Through the process, he was focussed, highly responsive and a pleasure to work with. I received excellent legal advice and through his efforts, the issues were resolve and settled amicably. I strongly recommend Matt for employment law issues.
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Posted by Eric | April 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Legal expert
Fogelman's law practice has excellent service and does its best to ensure that its clients are represented with the highest quality of integrity and respect.
Posted by Steve | April 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional experience
I was lucky enough to have found Fogelman and Fogelman when I found myself in need of an experienced legal council. I do not think there are words strong enough to show my appreciation to Mathew and Danielle. This is a class act, professional lawfirm. My experience was exceptional. This was an extremely stressful time for me and my family. They made us feel calm and confident. Their outstanding credentials are just the beginning. They are caring and real. No pretention here. My case was resolved and settled. Being in the service industry I am always stunned at the lack of personal touch and hospitality, my team at Fogelman set the bar really high. I cannot say enough about Danielle and the way she handled things. It was a true pleasure to watch her work and see how smart and real she is and her attention to detail and knowledge of the law was inspiring. The only thing I regret is that now that my case was settled I will not be interacting with them on a regular basis.
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Posted by Chris | April 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Fogelman will protect your rights.
When I felt like I had nowhere to turn and no one to listen to me, Attorney Fogelman listened and acted quickly to protect me BEFORE I could be wrongfully terminated. I highly recommend that if you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace that you contact Attorney Fogelman sooner that later.
Posted by Dana | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Matt Fogelman is smart, confident and always very professional. I can't say enough about his patience, competence and skillfulness as an attorney. He is a terrific listener and an excellent advisor. I have a lot of respect for Fogelman & Fogelman and would not hesitate to recommend Matt to others without hesitation.
Posted by Kate | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Skilled Supportive Advocate
I have been incredibly impressed by the level of service I have received working with the legal team at Fogelman & Fogelman. They are incredibly knowledgeable and responsive and have guided me throughout the process effortlessly, making what would otherwise be a challenging situation to navigate a total breeze. I highly recommend partnering with the team at Fogelman & Fogelman!
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Posted by Phoenix | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional
Really positive experience with Matt professionalism. Working on a Civil Rights issue that happened to me, I got a great advice that led me to the results I was searching for. Knowledgeable, clear approach and reasonable. I definitely recommend him.
Posted by Andrea | December 17, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I have had the pleasure to work with Matthew J. Fogelman for almost 3 years now I would like to thank Attorney Fogelman at Fogelman & Fogelman for assisting me in the process of my lawsuit. He is very knowledgeable and excellent at his job. I am so glad that I had him as my attorney, and the case finalized in our favor. He is a super lawyer with a very strong personality who follows up with his clients and keeps them informed along the way. I strongly recommend this firm and Matthew j. Fogelman to anyone looking for representation. Andrea M.
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Posted by Christine | November 19, 2014
Very knowledgeable and responsive
Matt Fogelman negotiated a severance agreement with my former employer. I found Matt extremely professional, knowledgeable and ethical. I was very impressed by his thoroughness and responsiveness--Matt was always willing to answer my questions and provide explanations. He followed through persistently and conscientiously and was able to resolve any issues quickly. In short, I would highly recommend Matt Fogelman and his law firm.
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Posted by Eric | November 14, 2014
Honest and trustworthy practice
Matt and his firm are highly professional and understanding. He has very high standards and is knowladeable in his practice. He will solve the problem.
Posted by Robert | October 13, 2014
Outstanding Personal Injury Lawyer
Matt Fogelman was our first experience with a personal injury lawyer, and we were unsure of the steps involved. In our first meeting he listened carefully and sympathetically and clearly explained the process to us, making it an easy decision to have him represent us in a case involving an injury due to poorly lit stairs. He was regularly in contact with us to discuss the progress of the case, and when the insurance company originally refused to negotiate a settlement, he kept after them and offered us excellent advice to hire a lighting expert to improve our chances of winning a settlement. When the insurance company then signaled a willingness to settle, he was able to negotiate a much higher settlement thanks to the evidence presented by that expert. He also managed to accomplish this in much less time than typical personal injury cases require. We have highly recommended him to our friends.
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Posted by Levi | October 2, 2014
Great choice!
I worked as an independent contractor and made a significant sale that the business owner would not pay me for. He kept delaying and delaying. Because his company was located in Massachusetts (and I am in NYC), I had to search online for a Massachusetts based attorney. I found Matt and several other attorneys and had initial phone calls with each of them. It was immediately clear that Matt knew what he was talking about. He provided great counsel and strategy. Ultimately I got paid. He's a mensch, too.
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Posted by Jennifer | June 17, 2013
Highly Recommend
My husband and I were clients of Attorney Fogelman's. His handling of our case was more than professioanal and his understanding of the law impeccable. The outcome of our jury trial was better then we could have ever imagined. In looking for an attorney you look for someone who will listen, have compassion, and fight as if it were his own fight. That is what Attorney Fogleman did for us.
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Posted by Jim | June 12, 2013
JDL
Matt was very responsive and helped me understand the legal ramifications surrounding my case. He fully supported me and guided me every step of the way that allowed me to make informative decisions.
Posted by Mack | June 11, 2013
It Would Be hard
It would be hard to imagine better counsel. While most attorneys I have dealt with required near constant prodding, Matt led my case consistently and with an appropriate measure of aggression. In the closing chapters of my case he demonstrated exceptional negotiating skills and a relaxed demeanor that made the process much easier to pass through. Highest marks in all categories. This is an attorney deserving of his awards and accolades.
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Posted by Lucretia Harris | September 26, 2012
Employment law
After moving to Massachusetts with my family for a job as an advanced practice nurse, my new boss began to bully me and play mind games with me from day 1. I was forced to resign due to "over-hiring". I then contacted Matthew Fogelman who was very upfront about employment regulation in MA. As an "at-will" employee, my rights were limited. However, he helped me to obtain a settlement that would help me to support my family for the short interim until I was able to start another job. He was compassionate and honest and a really tough time.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Partner
  • Fogelman & Fogelman LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Todd & Weld LLP
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pettengill v. Howard Curtis, Boy Scouts, City of Haverhill
  • Settlement
  • Bernard
  • Settlement

Associations

  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member; Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer (Employment)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 10 Liquor Licensing Tricks of the Trade
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series
  • How To Leverage Internet Marketing For Your Law Practice/Business
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
Endorse Matthew
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a fearless advocate for his clients. He believes in his clients as individuals and in the issues that their cases represent. He was ahead of the curve with employment discrimination based on maternity and status as well as discrimination against employees based on their legal use of marijuana. Great work, Matt!"
Discrimination Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a trusted colleague and outstanding personal injury and employment litigation attorney, with whom I have shared office space for many years. He is smart, professional and diligent and I have referred plaintiff-side employment-based cases to him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Matthew Fogelman. I have known Matt for a number of years, and have worked with him on several different types of legal matters. Matt continues to impress me in all aspects as an attorney and I am pleased to submit this endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent lawyer. He is very detail oriented and extremely intelligent. A top lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Fogelman, in my opinion, is one of the best employment/labor attorneys in Massachusetts. I refer all such cases to Attorney Fogelman, and all of my referrals have been impressed with his work ethic, knowledge, and willingness to listen and help with his expertise in the law. It is without hesitation that I strongly recommend Attorney Fogelman."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fogelman is a true professional that puts his clients first. I strongly endorse this lawyer for both his expertise and his demeanor."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the good fortune of knowing Matt through our involvement together in bar association activities. Matt is a fearless, compassionate advocate for his clients and a professional of unmatched integrity; his colleagues have recognized him as such. I am proud to be able to refer many matters to Matt, and the clients who I send his way are well-served by him. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt provides caring, effective representation for his clients. He is an active member of MATA who fights for the rights of employees and accident victims."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am primarily a general practitioner, but when I need expertise in the filed of labor and employment law, which are Mr. Fogelman's areas of primary interest and experience, I turn to him for his knowledge, intelligence, and skill."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is thorough and professional and relentlessly pursues remedies for his clients. He is also caring and compassionate."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly competent and vigorous advocate for his clients, and is an excellent attorney with a great deal of experience. I recommend him without reservation!"
Administrative law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am glad to endorse Matt on Avvo. I have had the pleasure of discussing several cases with Matt and find him to be a broad-based attorney eager to help out his clients."
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White collar crime
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Newton Personal injury Lawyer Matthew J. Fogelman
Matthew J. Fogelman
Personal injury Attorney
Newton, MA
Licensed for 21 years
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