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Matt Bryant

Employment and labor Attorney at Mineola, NY

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Matthew Bryant, S. Matt Bryant

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    35%
    State and federal civil, constitutional, privacy rights, SLAPP Act, defamation

  2. Employment and labor
    35%
    Unlawful discriminatory practices, harassment, disparate treatment, whisltleblower and retalation, labor law, labor standards, wage & hour, professional employment, executive contracts, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, misappropriation

  3. Ethics and professional responsibility
    15%
    Legal malpractice and discipline.

  4. Insurance
    15%
    Bad-faith denials & policy-holder insurance coverage, forced conflicts, intermediary liabilty & compliance

EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEY FOR EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES, INDIVIDUAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS, POLICY-HOLDER AND BAD-FAITH CLAIMS, LEGAL DISCIPLINE AND MALPRACTICE.

After nearly 20 years of protecting insiders, I started my own practice for the little guy. 

 

I've handled tough cases as both plaintiffs' and defense counsel across the country. I've worked for other attorneys and professionals, entry-level employees to C-suiters, small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and Big Insurance.

 

Now, I help those who need it. Call me if you need a lawyer and have nowhere else to turn. 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2018,2012
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 3 ...
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021

Photos and videos

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Location

Bryant & Pipenger, LLP
25 Roslyn Rd
First Floor
Mineola, NY, 11501

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Emilee | January 27, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
SO incredibly helpful!
I highly recommend contacting Mr. Bryant if you’re having an employment issue. He was able to explain everything so well and gave me so much peace of mind. I’m so glad I had this consultation. I feel like a weight has been lifted! Truly one of the best out there, don’t waste your time with anyone else. Talk to Matt Bryant.
Posted by John | November 10, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful, patient, and kind hearted. Recommend to retain
I've been going through a legal discrimination matter with an employer and while every lawyer shunned me away, Mr. Bryant took it upon himself to give me advice, guidance, words of encouragement throughout my case and no expectation in return. Unfortunately, I didn't retain him but I'm sure if you ever need his services; He'd be a great ally to have on your side and fight for your rights. Mr.Bryant is very knowledgeable to concerning matters and legalities. As well as very polite and bears warm demeanor who actually listens to what you say. Takes in the all the details to fully understand the situation and without him, I personally would've been lost in my case.
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Posted by Mohammad Aldabagh | September 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Beat employment lawyer
I delt with many employment lawyer, Mr. Bryant was the best one. He is always available by phone and email. He treat his client like family, give the best advise based on great experince. I highly recokmend Mr. Bryant.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind & Helpful
Mr. Bryant was responsive, kind, and informative with helping me review a document that had a short deadline. I would use him again in the future.
Posted by Ayala | June 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Supportive & Expert Attorney who thinks out of the box!
Matt Bryant is a true consummate professional who always has the time to discuss your needs and concerns while never rushing a call. He promptly responds to all phone calls and e-mails. Even though I am in the early stages of a potentially large situation, it is very comforting to know I have an expert attorney who is my staunch advocate. He's upfront and transparent about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and he won't waste your time or money on a lost cause. You can trust him to provide reliable advice and guidance every step of the way. Matt thinks "out of the Box" and leaves no stone unturned. Rest assured he will get the best outcome for your case. He fights for his clients with his heart and it’s never about the money.
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Posted by Bobby | February 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Your support is greatly appreciated
I appreciate his quick response to my inquiry this matter and helping me better understand what are my obligations to customer.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So Glad Matt Responded!
Needed direction regarding an emplyoment opportunity. I was a bit skeptical on some matters and Matt broke it down concisely and was on point!
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
was right on the ball with answer
very understanding and right on the ball with your answer back. needed advice on neighbor making his back yard higher than mine and now i have an ice-skating rink in my back yard and i never had this trouble till he bought the house and took my drainage out from his back yard
Posted by Sean | December 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very generous with his time
Matt responded quickly to my inquiry and provided some very valuable guidance--without charging me a penny. His advice was not to proceed with an action, and he carefully explained why. Other attorneys would have charged me $300-$500 to tell me the same. Seems to really care about people.
Posted by Todd | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ADA claim
Mr. Bryant defended a claim against one of our real estate holdings. This required knowledge of both ada law and insurance. He started by reviewing our insurance policies and requiring the insurance company to acknowledge coverage. Next he reviewed our lease and transferred responsibility to the tenant. At the same time he provided information to the tenant attorney so that an acceptable settlement could be reached. Ultimately we were released from the claim with no expenditure. He was highly professional and I would recommend.
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Posted by Laura Houghton | August 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The BEST out there !
I was so lucky to have found Matt. I first called Matt needing a consult and I received way more than a consult surprisingly. He spent a lot of time listening to my situation while asking me questions and I even heard him typing notes while we discussed the matter. He gave me incredible advice while speaking to me in layman's terms as opposed to those attorneys who can be very condescending. I even asked him for his personal opinion off the record and he provided me with that as well. What an incredible experience with such a knowledgeable man. I hope I won't need an attorney in the near future but if so I know the A+++ attorney I will be hiring. Thank you so very much.
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Posted by Danielle | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Matt is a true expert in his field. He is professional, reachable, knowledgeable and above all gets the job done. I highly recommend his service.
Posted by Charlotte | March 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accountable and highly expert in his field
I can't recommend enough Mr Bryant. He is easy to communicate with and greatly available for his clients. Though he offered his expertise as a pro-bono job for me, He was highly professional, efficient and dedicated. I am truly grateful that people like you are here for others.
Posted by Michael | November 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A ram in a bush.
After a lawyer insulted my disability. I was encouraged by a call from Matt. Not only did he encourage me. He gave me necessary insight and even referred me to someone local. The information from the free consultation was worth value and I appreciate his attention and concern not only to my potential case but to my disability and issues.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unauthorized taxes from paycheck
Matt replied really fast to my query and gave a solution to solve my issue.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Responsive, Very Helpful and Kind
Matt was very responsive and will consult to your questions and concerns with the most care. He will even take the time to answer the most elementary questions. Very helpful.
Posted by Noah | September 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The only lawyer you'll ever need!
What can't I say about Matt? Jack of all trades, extremely knowledgable, attentive, punctual, patient, hardworking, understanding, he genuinely gave me the feeling that he cared about me and my situation. He didn't hesitate to answer any of my questions, no matter how simple or complex. You won't find him giving you the runaround or sugarcoating the truth, he tells it like it is and keeps your expectation realistic based on your situation. If you're in need of Legal Advice that you can trust and rely on at an affordable price would highly recommend Matt to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Resourceful, Personable
Mr Bryant grasps issues quickly, thinks strategically and is good at explaining complex issues. He understood my problem immediately and his advice was very practical, which works for me! He is both professional and cordial, a combination I find winning. Speaking of winning, I am confident he will get you a good result. Can’t say enough good things and recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Knowledgable Kind!
He is a fantastic kind good hearted lawyer, patient vise, attentive and very dedicated to his job! I am thankful to be able to find a good good layer as needed it! Highly recommend him..!!!
Posted by Miriam | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best attorney ever!!!!
Mr. Bryant is the best attorney I have ever encountered. Not only is he extremely generous, compassionate, understanding, his attention to detail is just incredible. Mr Bryant takes time to make sure you understand everything and is always there when you need him. I will always keep him in mind should I ever need an attorney again and will always refer him to friends and family.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Guy
  • Bryant & Pipenger, LLP
  • 2022 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • District Court, Nassau County
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ruskin, Moscou Faltischek PC
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Partner
  • Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Counsel
  • Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Volunteer Arbitrator
  • Civil Court of the City of New York
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Sole Proprietor
  • Matt Bryant, Esq.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Kelly, Rode & Kelly, LLP
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Institute For Justice
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Summer Associate
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Legal Intern
  • Honorable United States District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • St. Petersburg State University
  • Certification
  • 1998
  • Lincoln HS
  • cum laude
  • 1993
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mahler v. Washington
  • Pre-answer dismissal
  • MGM v. Chan
  • Pre-answer dismissal
  • Muco v. Sadiku et al
  • defense verdict
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Associations

  • U.S. District of Colorado
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Admitted
  • 2008 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Admitted
  • 2005 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Career Advisor Network
  • Advisor
  • 2010 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Part 36 Certified Receiver
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Part 36 Certified Guardian, AIP and Court Evaluator
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • 2009
  • Juris Doctor, with honors
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Service, President Federalist Society
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • The University of Oregon
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Oregon
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Action Network
  • What's On Your Computer
  • 2015
  • CLE North American Risk Services
  • Claims Made Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • 2015
  • Claims Education Meeting
  • Liability and Property Claims Playbook
  • 2014
  • AIG Financial Lines CLE
  • A Trial First Defense Perspective
  • 2014
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Conference
  • EEOC Trends and Focuses 2012-2013
  • 2013
  • Temporary Employees: HR Solution or Liability
  • Corporate Liability and Domestic Outsourcing
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (24)
Endorse Matt
Litigation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt has been an invaluable resource in a personal injury and property damage litigation matter. He has deep and sophisticated knowledge of the New York litigation process and courts, and has consistently offered fresh insight on strategy and outcomes. He has been easy to talk to in bouncing off ideas and legal theories, yet that ease is with thorough understanding of intricate issues and foresight about likely outcomes. His knowledge is wide-based and refreshing. Highest recommendation. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bryant is a very knowledgable and effective advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Bryant are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askes. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Other
"If you want the best results look no further. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is incredibly knowledgable and turns the lawyer stereo-type on its head! I would highly recommend using him for any litigation matter."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is a one of a kind practitioner who knows how to steer litigation and achieve optimal results for his clients. I consider him one of the most intelligent and well rounded attorneys that I have ever worked with. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer's work. You are hard-pressed to find an attorney of higher ethical standards anywhere. In addition, Matt shows a penchant for seeing and addressing issues that many do not see. Further, his curiosity for the law makes him a most in-depth thinker and thorough litigator. My sole regret is not being to hire him myself, and my biggest relief lies in not having to face Matt as an adversary."
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Mineola Employment and labor Lawyer Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant
Employment and labor Attorney
Mineola, NY
Licensed for 20 years