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Matthew B. Weinick

Discrimination Attorney at Melville, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Matthew Weinick is an employment lawyer on Long Island, New York.  Matt is a litigator who is not afraid of the courtroom and since the beginning of his career, he has been fighting for his clients’ rights before Federal and State Court judges and administrative law judges. He has tried employment discrimination and retaliation cases before juries in Federal Court, represents clients at mediation and arbitration, and has argued appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Appellate Divisions, First and Second Departments.  Matt’s success has been recognized for six consecutive years by Super Lawyers Magazine which listed him as a Rising Star from 2012-2017, a recognition reserved for less than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.  A United States Magistrate Judge has described Matt as an “experienced attorney . . . primarily in employment litigation.”  The Judge further commented that Matt’s court submissions were “detailed, thorough, and accurate.”

In addition to employment cases, Matt is experienced in handling other complex litigation matters.  For example, Matt represented a beneficiary in a dispute related to the administration of the estate of the “godfather of rap,” he represented a party in a lawsuit arising, in part, from the investment in and subsequent bankruptcy of a large Las Vegas casino/hotel, and he defended the owner of an automobile dealership in a lawsuit contesting the rightful ownership of the business.

Matt not only serves his clients, but he serves the legal community, as well.  He has published articles in the Nassau County Bar Association’s newspaper about employment law, he has taught continuing legal education classes about employment law, and he instructs a course at Hofstra Law School, which appointed Matt as a Guest Lecturer in 2016.  Matt is frequently called upon by other lawyers for strategic or legal advice and he was hired by another law firm specifically to argue an appeal at the Appellate Division, Second Department.

Before partnering with Pete, Matt was a senior associate at a preeminent Long Island employment discrimination firm where he was trusted with his own caseload and was frequently assigned to work on the firm’s most complex matters. Matt also served as a Nassau County Deputy County Attorney, representing the County and its employees in civil rights actions.

Matt graduated cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law. At Hofstra, Matt served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal and published an article about workers’ rights. He also interned for United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley.

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Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC
25 Melville Park Road
Suite 235
Melville, NY, 11747

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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
I was recommended to Matthew by another attorney. My first impression was, wow, he returned my call within 5 minutes after leaving a message for him. I needed him to review a document for me. I also provided him with some personal information. He advised me of all my options the next day. I appreciated his immediate response and his attention to detail.
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Posted by Brian | October 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney; Good Man
After a profoundly disappointing experience with a different lawyer—who both overcharged and underperformed—my wife recently found Famighetti & Weinick online . . . and thank God she did! Matt Weinick proved himself to be clear-thinking, well-spoken and efficient. If I sent a text or email, Matt responded in a timely manner. No question about procedure was considered foolish or naïve. I always felt he was truly listening, as if my case was the only one on his docket, which, of course, it was not. I have no reason to think he’s not this way with all his clients. In addition, his firm's prices are fair and reasonable; F&W are not looking to price gouge anyone. Matt Weinick knows the law and he knows people. Hire him!
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Posted by Stephen | September 24, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Matt was able to answer all my questions and make sure my concerns were addressed. His responses were always timely and he was a pleasure to work with.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Hofstra University School Of Law
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Instructor
  • Hofstra University School Of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Senior Associate
  • Leeds Brown Law
  • 2010 - 2013
  • County Attorney
  • Nassau County Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Hon. Denis R. Hurley
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Xcell v. Begonja
  • $100,000 judgment
  • Williams v. Ernie Tropical Jerk and Seafood
  • $366,000+ judgment
  • In re Beriguete v. City of New York
  • Article 75 petition granted overturning hearing officers 3020a decision which terminated teacher
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  • Federal Bar Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • EDNY Pro Bono Panel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nominated for Best Law Firm
  • Best of Long Island
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Who Wants to be an Employment Law Millionaire
  • Employment Law
  • 2017
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • We Can Work It Out: Accommodating School Employees With Disabilities
  • 2017
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Second Circuit Employment Law Update
  • 2017
  • Entrepreneurship Class
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2016
  • Nassau County Bar Assocation Lawyer in the Classroom
  • Students' Constitutional Rights
  • 2015
  • Bridge-the-gap weekend
  • The ABCs of Employment Law
  • 2015
  • Workshop on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act from an Employee's perspective
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
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Litigation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt and I have had many discussions regarding the law, legal theory and practical application. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and a great resource."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled and a well respected lawyer in the community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Weinick is a dedicated attorney and extremely knowledgeable. I endorse him without hesitation."
Discrimination Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is very very knowledgable about workplace discrimination matters, a consummate professional and a champion for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. After working with Matthew for several years, I can say I have the utmost respect for his abilities as an attorney. He gives his clients great advice and works tirelessly to protect their rights."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Matt for many years and have the utmost respect for him as an attorney. He is both highly knowledgeable as to the law and also a zealous and caring advocate for his clients."
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Employment and labor
Employment and labor

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Melville Discrimination Lawyer Matthew B. Weinick
Matthew B. Weinick
Discrimination Attorney
Melville, NY
Licensed for 15 years