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Matthew Scott Porges

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.8   29 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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We are a full service law firm handling all of you legal needs within New York.   We focus on representing employees in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights, and other administrative bodies.  However, we are available to handle any kind of legal matter, no matter how big or small.

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Licensed for 17 years
State NY
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Acquired 2005
Updated 06/05/2022

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Matthew received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Myles Chetcuti | December 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Panic and Nothing
As a recent Brooklyn Tenant. I was in an uproar seeing my apartment in a state not fashioned as the advertisement suggested. Matthew answered my hysterical call. He calmed me with a reasonable tone and stayed on the line for as long as I needed. He guided my concerns to a productive end. Nothing else needed to be done. I know he'll be available if something more insidious occurs. THANK YOU
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Posted by ANDREA | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew is professional and knowledgable
Matthew Porges is an outstanding attorney. My case took a few years to settle, but he never gave up. I finally got the money due to me from the other side. Matthew is patient and takes the time to understand not only your case but what you are going through personally as a result of the case. I recommend him. He is very amicable, very, very generous, and trustworthy. His experience and advice were very essential to me. He is ultra-competent and possesses integrity. I'm glad I chose him over all the attorneys I interviewed. Thanks a million, Matthew!!!
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Posted by Shruti | November 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience as a student
Matthew has been very helpful & resourceful in guiding me as a student. At the end of the case, I was so happy with how he handled it that I decided to acknowledge his handwork and support by paying him an additional small fee. I will highly recommend him.
Posted by Alexandra | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord/tenant case
Matthew represented my family in a landlord/tenant case with delinquent tenants. Going through the eviction process is tough, especially in NYC! But he made sure every step was performed exactly and never gave up, even when sometimes we got bad news. The judge ultimately ruled in our favor and we got our property back. PS he's always been right but even when I disagreed with him, Matthew is informative, thorough, and has his clients' best interests in mind.
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Posted by Hollis | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Porges is a fantastic attorney. He is knowledgeable, patient, professional and thorough. I trusted him with a very complicated insurance case, and he delivered for me and gave me justice. He took his time to build the case, was always optimistic and gathered all the evidence to show that I needed to be compensated for an injustice. If you are looking for a steady hand attorney Porges will be there for you to the end.
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Posted by Mark | September 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Discrimination case
Matthew has handled my case with complete confidence from the start to the finish. He was successful in obtaining a agreement and settlement. Exceptional attorney
Posted by Peter | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience
Great attorney to work with it. Fair, knowledgeable and effective. Case was complex and he helped make it go smooth and ended case successfully.
Posted by John | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful and enthusiastic recommendation
I turned to Mr. Porges to help me finalize the ending of an employment relationship. I selected him almost at random because of the Brooklyn location. He was quick to answer my initial inquiry, was fair and reasonable in terms of his pricing, And while I am not an attorney, it is my opinion that he delivered outstanding professional services. He seem to take time to try to understand my various concerns, and he demonstrated a rich knowledge of employment law in the New York setting. I am very glad that I turned to him, and I recommend him without reservation. A good guy.
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Posted by Jonathan | September 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most respectable,and highly recommended
Matthew represented me in landlord tenant court, always keeping my best interests at heart. He always kept me in the loop and updated me in how the proceedings were going and even calming me down when I thought things were not going well. In the end he won the case for me and is still helping me fight against the landlords improper living standards.
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Posted by Henry | March 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING
I was lucky to find Matt and retain him back in mid 2016 after my previous attorney could no longer handle my case. Matt spent a great deal of time to learn the nuances of my breach of contract case and to catch up in the legal proceedings. He is a level headed thinker that has the ability to see things clearly and keep things as simple as possible while still having all the detail required to make the point and knowing when to make that point. All that said; my case took close to 3 years with Matt. He never tired or backed down. He kept me informed and quickly replied when I had questions or thoughts. Most importantly, he made some awesome moves and got me a very nice settlement. I have three words to describe Matt…diligent, honest and caring. I highly recommend Matt Porges.
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Posted by Ben | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer... Hire him!
We hired Matt to help us recover unpaid rent from a tenant that skipped town. Our plan included a Demand Letter followed by litigation in Civil Court. Matt did an excellent job by reaching a quick settlement with the delinquent tenant. What makes Matt such a good attorney is: 1) attention to detail, 2) staying on top of the situation, 3) strong negotiating skills, and 4) willingness to go the extra mile. We would not hesitate to recommend Matt and will certainly use his services again.
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Posted by Mike | August 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great resource.
Matthew, as compared to several peers, was extremely responsive, courteous, caring and generous with his time. He also was very knowledgeable and diligent about finding answers. I can away from just one conversation feeling much more confident and at ease about how to approach my issue. I highly recommend using Matthew for your legal services and advice.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Matthew assisted my friend and I in a dispute with our former landlord. He was so helpful in explaining every part of the process to us and patient even though our crazy landlord stretched things out for months on end. Matthew was very knowledgeable about real estate law, the Brooklyn courts and the best way to get us out of the case as fast as possible. He was flexible and willing to work with us on legal fees and I would highly recommend him. Thanks for everything!
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Posted by Glenny | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I want to say thank you Mr. Porges for his grear work and patience with my case, he is very proffesional and follow up properly. He will be the best lawyer for your case i strongle recommend him
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good advice
Hi contacted Matthew Porges to get advice about a possible claim with my landord in Small Claims court. He gave me good advice and offered to provide some services for me in hopes to resolve the issue without my needing to file a claim.
Posted by Jamie | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Attorney!
Had an issue with a Squatter in an apartment I rented for a friend in Brooklyn. Friend passed away and Squatter would not move out. Matthew took command and got us into Court FAST! Once the Squatter knew he had lost he gave up and moved out in 3 days.
Posted by WilR | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attention to client
I am very satisfied with the services rendered by Mr. Porges, who was thoroughly professional and dedicated to my case. Should I need legal assistance for matters related to real estate, I would definitely reach out to him.
Posted by Susan | June 3, 2015
A Compassionate, Tireless, Effective Professional
Matthew Porges defended me in a landlord-tenant case that got pretty sordid and not a little nasty/petty. He was knowledgeable AND adaptable, willing to explore, and able to go the distance. He not only kept me informed: he was available and responsive. I cannot recommend him more highly. And he gives great referrals, too! The kind of human being we wish every professional we call would turn out to be.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2014
Highly recommend
Attorney Porges represented me in a breach of contract case. He took the time to understand the nuances of the case and was responsive and assertive when appropriate. He is very knowledgeable of court procedure. Porges was determined to win the case and was also successful at securing restitution.
Posted by Kent | December 5, 2014
Highly Recommend
I first retained Matthew Porges for what I knew would be a fairly difficult and lengthy case regarding an injury that couldn’t be settled until I was recovered. Matthew Porges was patient, understanding and very helpful during this difficult time for me. Because he is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and dedicated to his client, he made sure he had great records of my injury. Once I had recovered he proved to be highly competent and handled my case with outstanding effectiveness. I highly recommend Mr. Porges for your legal needs. I have and will continue to return to his Law Office without hesitation for any of my future needs.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Matthew S. Porges, Esq.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mallilo & Grossman, Esqs.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Leeds Morelli & Brown
  • 2005 - 2010

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • name withheld
  • Jury vedict- $180,000
  • Pagan v. Ramirez
  • All claims dismissed and complete verdict for my client
  • Cadlerock v. Kierstedt
  • Appellate decision for client
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Associations

  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • BNI
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award-Employment Law
  • CALI
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Brooklyn Bar Association CLE
  • Trends in the #Workplace: Social Media and Employment Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (28)
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a thoughtful and down to earth attorney. I highly recommend him based on his wealth of experience and kind heart."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Excellent attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a dedicated and ambitious attorney who sincerely cares about his clients and their legal needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is my go-to for employment law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Matt previously for multiple years. He has always shown a dedication to his clients and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients that is rare. He is an excellent attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer all of my employment matters to him. Professional, prompt and has a thorough understanding of the law. We're glad to have him in Brooklyn."
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend Attorney Porges. I have known him for several years and can attest that he is hardworking, diligent and attentive. He is also creative and adept at solving problems."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Matthew Porges as a bright, knowledgable and highly capable attorney. Matthew and I have worked together on several motions and appeals in recent years. Matthew's work ethic, exceptional analytical abilities, and commitment to quality were all quite evident. If you are looking for a trustworthy attorney, you've found him in Matthew Porges, Esq."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Matthew on a couple of matters and always found him to be professional, prepared, and focused on protecting his client's interests."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Porges works tirelessly to protect the rights of his clients. Mr. Porges represents his clients as tenasciously as any attorney I know. As a result not only are his cilents satisfied with his results but loyal to him and refer others to his practice."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Porges for roughly 10 years. He is a consummate professional. I endorse Attorney Porges."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is attentive, responsive and communicative with a thorough knowldege of the law and a passion to help his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked alongside Mr. Porges for several years and know him to be a very accomplished practitioner. We worked in the same office and I remember well how tirelessly he worked on behalf of his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Matthew Porges as he is a competent attorney whose passion and knowledge serve his clients very well."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a young attorney in my first year of practice, Matthew Porges taught me a great deal about litigation. I was always struck by how much he cared for his clients, the most important quality to look for in any attorney."
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Brooklyn Landlord or tenant Lawyer Matthew Scott Porges
Matthew Scott Porges
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available