Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Sofia
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!
Posted by Sujeilee
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.
Posted by Susan
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
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!
Posted by Joanna
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.
Posted by Tammy
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!!!
Posted by anonymous
Hired this lawyer specifically so the SOL on my multiple claims wouldn't expire and he let them expire. Prior to that our communication was adversarial, he was hostile, he lied about doing work he said he did, instructed his associate to lie to me as well and all in all a horrible experience. I am currently in the process of suing him for malpractice and this matter has been sent to the Grievance Committee for Review. I think unless you're desperate for representation, you should steer clear of him.
Posted by anonymous
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!