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Matthew J. Blit

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

4.6   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 12 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

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Matthew J. Blit is an established and skilled employment law attorney with decades of experience handling workplace disputes including discrimination, wrongful termination, and more. He is a successful trial lawyer with a track record for securing multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Matthew has been deemed a “high powered attorney” by the New York Post, and has been profiled by the New York Daily News. Forbes and other various magazines frequently turn to Matthew for comment on employment law issues. Contact Matthew today for unparalleled legal assistance with your workplace issues.

Location

Levine & Blit, PLLC
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY, 10118

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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
He is the BEST!!!
Matt is currently working on my case and it’s been a pleasure working with him!!
Posted by Purificacion C. | November 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Contract employment
Superb lawyer, very knowledgeable, aggressive representation, empathic, and compassionate to his clients. Last year, I was working as a psych provider contractor for an outpatient company, a very toxic environment when I resigned as their provider. Right away this company was accusing me of many different lies maligning my name and reputation. I hired Mr. Blitt to represent me. Where in he put a break to my situation just one letter to my opponent and negotiations back and forth to put to stop to any impending suit against me. I was very relieved and profoundly grateful for an excellent outcome. I will always recommend him to anybody in my situation or any problem you may have with your employment issues. More kudos to you Mr. Blitt.
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Posted by Margot | October 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommend!
I hired Mr.Blit as my lawyer, and he did a great job! He helped fight my case, when I was going through a very difficult time. It was a pleasure to work with him and i highly recommend him!
Posted by Destiny | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
After meeting with several personal injury attornies in Manhattan, Matthew Blitt is by far the most humane. He provided free consultation and remained dependable while answering all of my questions and concerns throughout the case. Just when I lost all hope, I signed the retainer with Levine & Blit. Matthew is personable and genuine in his legal advice. I was able to contact him anytime, he provided updates and ensured I was in good hands. I could not be more satisfied with the outcome!
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Posted by Karla | November 15, 2018
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The most humane attorney and professional integralral lawyer.
Mr.MATTHEW BLIT embodies the most compassionate caring person you can meet and even more privileged to just have a conversation with this amazing professional, man, whom is a amazing family oriented lawyer whom you wonder how can he have such high moral beliefs yet is 100% passionate dedicated of love of his profession. He has earned a place amongst amazing friends that he is so humble that does not brag but you see shows appreciation for them to be so amicable. This lawyer is not just an attorney. He lends a kind word and shares his amazing wisdom for such a young true just seeking professional. It is a blessing he shared his experience to guide me. There are lawyers and there are men who swear to protect those who need JUSTICE for everyone's God given deserved human right. How can one verbalize or even describe his professionalism and LOVE for what he has dedicated his practice to defend. The first moment he saw me he showed that he wasn't seeking monetary or ego driven gratification. He is one excellent lawyer that you can only truly FEEL his amazing aura that leaves you in complete awe and never probably presence a lawyer who greets you not as a superior lawyer who looks at the clock every three minutes making you feel like a disturbance. If you find yourself in need of a voice seek him meet him and count your blessings to ever have crossed paths with an amazing lawyer. His assurance that things may seem hopeless and your situation is helpless. Yet his assurance that he will make a wise highly educated decision as he is extremely knowledgeable of the law. He chose to dedicate to protect and never disgrace disrespect or tarnish his high intellect education professionalism but MOST AMAZING respect for his fellow man. Not weighing a person's worth by rank, financial situation or any type of negative sadly easy for cruel opinion held by some. He will fight for daily practice for the fact injustice has no place in a courtroom where you understand for the first time the weight of the integrity and moral words which hold so much meaning. " IN GOD WE TRUST." Because he takes those words, whom personal experience take it as a a simple phrase. Not Mr. Blit whom OBVIOUSLY from his law loving CREED THAT HE OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T JUST SEE AS A8 PHRASE INSTEAD VALUES IT'S WEIGHT. If you seek a lawyer seek a humane lawyer. I could write a book of his professionalism but it's impossible to rate an attorney without the impossible need to state a fact of this man who five stars cannot rate or can explain as you are supposed to stick to just FACTS believe look up and maybe the stars in the universe may begin to cause you to see his humanity and protector of the law and most important those who have been violated of their birth right to be respected and seen as weaklings due to life's circumstances of those who have been unjustly victimized by person's who could careless for RESPECT OF JUSTICE. If someone even grasped his love for the moment you meet him is Sir Isaac Newton whom said it best "This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the COUNSEL and DOMINION of an INTELLIGENT AND POWERFUL BEING.....IF I HAVE DONE THE PUBLIC ANY SERVICE IT IS DUE TO MY PATIENT THOUGHT....A man may imagine that things are false, but he can only understand THINGS THAT ARE TRUE, for if things be false, the APPREHENSION OF THEM IS NOT UNDERSTANDING." This is what truly ranks a lawyer from others. I am grateful and the entire advocacy of civil rights must truly appreciate he chose law to aspire his level of professionalism and humanity. THANKS to him an incredible stigma of 65 million people are justly defended with his protector of HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS BROUGHT ON BY DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES AND THOSE WHOM ABUSE A POSITION. THANK YOU MR. MATTHEW BLIT, though those words fall short of my gratitude.
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Posted by Monika | March 24, 2017
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I don't think a person can have a better attorney than Matthew J. Blit. "Levine & Blit" it's number ONE law firm
Matthew J. Blit was so helpful in assisting me with my personal injury case. I was so relived to have Matthew taking care of the business aspect of things so that I could concentrate on the recovery process. He was very supporting, he calmed me down many times and give me a feeling of satisfaction in working my case. He was always for me when I needed, Matthew has been extremely responsive by email and phone, responding immediately every time. His answers to my questions were always clear and complete. Matthew J. Blit is always fair and honest. I am so very happy with my results. I would definitely recommended Matthew J. Blit. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
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This guys is the best!!!
I have survived two hostile legal situations several years apart with Mr. Blit's representation and he was stellar both times. I couldn't ask for a more positive experience. He got the job done without putting any stress on me, I was able to relax and leave the situation in his capable hands. His directions were clear and easy to follow. The man is a great communicator and excellent at what he does. His responsiveness and follow-through are unparalleled. I am super-pleased, he put me at ease right away and has done nothing to cause my confidence in him to waver. Very grateful to have located such a remarkable attorney.
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Posted by Sofia | October 2, 2015
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a great lawyer you can trust and rely on
If you are stressed because of sexual harassment at work and don’t know what to do and who to trust, I will share my personal experience which I hope will help you. It’s better to learn from other people’s real life experience rather than gather information from people who might know hypothetical solutions to your problem: friends, relatives or internet. You won’t ask a person who is out of shape what the best diet is and a great work out to get toned. Sometimes you just need support from people who care about you like your family, but usually they are not the best people to give you legal advice. I felt very embarrassed to even mention what was happening to me at work. I thought I can resolve this situation somehow on my own or it will be resolved on its own with time. I thought it will be even more stressful and it would reflect on my health if I would take legal action. I could lose my job by doing anything and therefore decided to try and stick it out with the stress. I used to be happy with my job, my company and my life in general for years till I was sexually harassed and could not do much about it because I was scared to lose my job. It was clearly stated to me by my boss that I work for HIM and I have to do what HE wants and support him in every possible way. In such cases you should definitely seek help within professionals. Professionals are confidential and well informed about your situation and have experience how to deal with it (!). I am very thankful that I went to Matthew Blit’s office. He did everything in my best interest. He helped me and the only person who I could trust was Matthew Blit. It means a lot! Matthew is very professional, cares about your interests/needs, detailed, gives you updates, is responsive, with absolutely great attitude and great sense of humor which make the tough situation a little easier to deal with. I got some time off to recover and take care of my health, got $$$, and my dignity and happiness back. Nobody deserves to work in such conditions and be unhappy. You might see this comment on a few websites because I want to share my personal feelings and experience with people who are looking for help by doing an internet search (as I was doing before making any decisions) and I think that’s a nice way of how I can describe my real life experience. Good Luck and I hope you never need this, but if you are going through this, you know what to do to protect your well-being!
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Posted by Sujeilee | December 4, 2014
I felt safe and taken care of
Matt J. Blit represents to me the meaning of loyalty and trust. He listened when no one else would, he had no judgement. He is patient and a great listener, always got back to me. I came to Matt after my case was presented to him, I had been sexually harassed and really had no idea or clue what to do in my situation. I went to a lawyer and they said that I had no case. Then i talked to a very good friend and she spoke to someone and next thing you knew Mr. Blit called me and asked if I could come in to talk about my case. He was very welcoming and understanding from the beginning and made me feel comfortable talking about what had happened to me. I was a nervous mess and scared and he just took me in. Always keeping me in the loop and up to speed.He took my case on pro bono, and I was in shock and grateful. Fast forward to a few months later... He won our case and always made sure that he was clear with what all the documents meant and what all the terms meant. I will always be grateful to him and how he took care of my feelings and my fears. No one deserves this more. I will forever be grateful to him.
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Posted by Susan | December 4, 2014
My "go to" lawyer
I need Matthew for a personal injury lawsuit back in 2009. He really made me feel comfortable and was in touch with me throughout my entire settlement. I used him a second time in 2012. He is my "go to" lawyer for needs. He's also a great person!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2014
Amazing Representation - Excellent Attorney, Truly Cares and Gets Results!
I have never written any type of review before but felt compelled to after being represented by Matthew Blit. I was in a very bad place at my job, my supervisor thought that it was perfectly ok to strip me of any respect or dignity. I was incredibly anxious, not eating, not sleeping and dreading waking up each morning to go to work. I was referred to Matthew Blit by a friend who was a former client of his. I actually read about a case in which he won a huge verdict against a company and figured it couldn't hurt to meet with him. After meeting with Matt everything changed. My friend was right, he was a miracle worker. Matt stood up for me and terrified my employer (along with opposing counsel!) and they finally took the action I had begged them to take for months. Matt turned my whole life around and wound up getting me a very nice settlement. Most importantly he got me my dignity back and I feel compensated and whole for all of the reprehensible behavior and workplace treatment i had been forced to tolerate for over a year. From the bottom of my heart, THANKS Matt!
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Posted by Joanna | February 10, 2014
Outstanding Reresentation From Start To Finish
I sought for advice on employee rights when I had a situation with a high-profile former employer. After some research, I consulted with several skilled attorneys from reputable firms --all four attorneys offered legal representation after carefully evaluating my case. I chose Matt not only because of his outstanding reputation and experience in handling cases against high-profile celebrities, but also because he understood the true meaning of “ human dignity” (and prioritized that over money). He is a staunch advocate for employee rights/workplace fairness and patiently answered my questions, explained the process in simple terms and kept me informed every step of the way. There were no surprises. Professional, efficient, trustworthy, brilliant, calm, cool and collected. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt to anyone that needs legal help relating to employment rights.
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Posted by Tammy | February 5, 2014
Best Law Firm in NYC !
We were greatly pleased with the work Matt Blit and his amazing staff did for us. They went way above and beyond what any lawyer has ever done for us..Answering our phone calls whenever we had concerns..always keeping us on top of the situation...and always with such a great attitude..We had to deal with some very nasty people in our case and Matt made everything go so smoothly!! We highly recommend Levine & Blit for exceptional service and always being there for us...We will definitely use them again if need arises. Thanks for all your hard work!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2010
The Best of the Best
My ex-employer was a large nationwide company and I always thought they had the best lawyers that money can buy until I met Matthew Blit. My first lawyer before Levine & Blit gave up, he could not handle the case. I did not want to let my boss get away with what she did to me, so my old lawyer referred me to who he thought was the best, Matthew Blit at Levine & Blit. Matt was the best! He knew every move their lawyer would make, he discussed it with me ahead of time and blew my old company away at depositions! My old boss got so mad at the deposition after Matt tripped her up on the documents and numbers she stormed out and cursed at him. I always warned her about Karma! Needless to say we settled and I am ecstatic. I love Matt!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2009
Best representation I could have had!
I had the great opportunity to be represented by Mr. Matthew Blit for my hostile work environment, harassment and sexual orientation discrimination case. Mr. Blit was both professional and caring while dealing with the case. I always felt respected and listened to, and that I was an active member of the team. I could not have had better representation. I highly recommend Mr. Blit to anybody who desires an effective legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2009
His solution was right on target.
I recommend Matthew Blit without reservation. He is an excellent lawyer. He is trustworthy, has a strong legal mind and is a great strategic thinker. He explains every step of the process to give you a good understanding of what is going on. I had an employment problem. I spoke with three lawyers who all said they couldn't help until I got fired. Blit said he could help me pinpoint the problem and address it head on with an appropriate solution. His solution was right on target. Happy to say I still have my job and the discriminatory actions seem to have subsided. He is the first person I will call, if I have a problem in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2009
Excellent Lawyer!
My family has used many attorneys in the past ten years and he is by far the best one we have worked with.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2009
Hire the best lawyer for the best results
Mr. Blit is an excellent lawyer. He took my case when other lawyers told me that I did not have a case. It was a difficult case, but he was able to get me a large settlement. He kept me informed, and explained each step to me. There was no surprise fees. If you need the best lawyer - I recommend Matt Blit.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2009
Trustworthy Lawyer
I would recommend Mr. Matthew J. Blit to any of my family members or friends! Good responsive, kept me informed, and trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Sold me legal services that they could not legally provide
I was quite disappointed with my engagement with Levine & Blit but I hope some facts of my experience helps you decide if they are the right team for you. In short, Matthew J. Blit verbally sold me services that he could not legally provide. The quick rundown: - They charged me a $250 fee to meet with Matthew Blit for 20 minutes, where we went over the same email I had sent ahead of time. - I explicitly asked if I'd be better off with a NJ lawyer, since that's where the defendant was. Matthew Blit assured me several times that being a NYC lawyer would have no effect on collecting from the defendant who lives in New Jersey. - Knowing getting a judgement in my favor was an open and shut case, he also repeatedly assured me that collecting on the judgement would be easy and they would handle it all. He was flippant about how easy it'd be. - Side note: His waiting room had framed newspaper clippings of big personal injury payouts and his office was full of conspicuous consumption; signed baseballs in glass cases, Ferrari models, etc. - I signed the retainer and then never saw or spoke to Matthew Blit again. He had a second lawyer take over my case from there. - That lawyer was able to get the judgement, despite not having the right paperwork during our court appearance. - After repeated inquires over 3 years and little or no response, the second lawyer fesses up that New York lawyers actually can’t file the judgement in New Jersey and left me with a “we fulfilled our contract”. So now I’m starting the process over with - and losing another 30% of the judgement to - a New Jersey lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Levine & Blit, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • David Scheinfeld & Associates
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • 2000 - 2003

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • St John's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wiercinski v. Mangia 57, Inc. et al. 1:09-cv-04413-ILG
  • Plaintiff's Jury Verdict $900,001.00
  • Bartley v. The Department of Education
  • $4,500,000.00 - Jury Verdict

Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. John's University Alumni
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (12)
Endorse Matthew
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very correct and effective."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mat for 13 years. I can state unequivocally and without hesitation that Mark is an attorney of the highest caliber of professionalism, morality and integrity and one whose tireless determination and commitment to the advocacy of his clients' interests is unparalleled."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt is the cream of the crop. I had the opportunity to work closely with him for a number of years. He treats each client professionally and with the respect they deserve. He is personable, compassionate, and gets results. When I am asked to recommend an attorney in the NYC area, Matt is at the top of the list."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Blit is an amazing litigator who I have learned a great deal from. From his fancy Empire State Building offices, Mr. Blit runs a first rate law firm with cases that make the papers all the time. If you need a lawyer to help you with your most personal legal issues, go witht Mr. Blit and his team at Levine & Blit."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Blit has a unique way of securing excellent results for his clients. I had the privilege of working with him on a numerous matters and have also referred clients to him... he has a proven track record."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Matt Blit on many cases and I have personally witnessed his outstanding legal ability and unyielding drive to serve his clients. His extensive knowledge, skills and experience are enhanced by his dedication and commitment to provide the best possible legal representation for his clients. I frequently seek Matt's advice on various legal issues and highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a dedicated and experienced attorney who delivers results for his clients. I recommend him to anyone seeking a world class litigator and advocate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Matt is extremely dedicated to his clients and works tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for each and every client. I strongly recommend Matt and his firm if you are in need of legal assistance."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Matt is an excellent attorney both in and out of the courtroom. He knows how to work well with clients, adversaries and judges. He is well known for his trial work and prestige. I've seen his work first hand and he will not back down from any opposing attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Matt is an excellent attorney who possesses lots of skills, experience and knowledge in the field. He is a courteous adversary and a great negotiator. Matt truly enjoys what he does and that's what makes him an excellent attorney who obtains great results."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Other
"Matt Blit consistently gets great results. I have worked with Matt as a colleague and have served Of Counsel to him on many occasions. He is a great negotiator, is always one step ahead and is always on top of his game. He genuinely enjoys and revels in advocating for his clients which is part of the reason he is so great at what he does. I wholeheartedly endorse Matt Blit. He will be a great advocate for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an exceptional lawyer that truly cares for his clients' needs. He is a zealous advocate and has a great sense on how to efficiently obtain the best result for his clients. His knowledge of the legal system and the legal issues involved in his cases truly separates him from other attorneys and provides him with an advantage that he utilizes to the benefit of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. As an adversary, Mr. Blit has a reputation as a zealous advocate for his clients, while maintaing both a courteous and professional manner in all of his dealings. In addition, Mr. Blit is also very personable and approachable."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. His analytical ability, creativity, determination, and litigation and trial skills make him a superior adversary and a strong ally."
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Matthew J. Blit
Matthew J. Blit
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 23 years