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Matthew T. Sutter is a life-long resident of northern Virginia and since graduating from law school in 2003 has focused his practice representing individuals and business owners in civil litigation throughout northern Virginia. Mr. Sutter sees the need for a client-centered practice focused on the business community. Mr. Sutter has represented a variety of clients in commercial litigation, and his areas of focus include complex business torts, contract disputes, real estate litigation, the drafting and enforcement of employment contracts, employment law, personal injuries and simple as well as complex bankruptcy cases. In addition, Mr. Sutter has experience in setting up business entities and advising employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws.


Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 34%
  2. Chapter 7: 33%
  3. Business: 33%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Michael Terpak

    Matthew is a great attorney and he is well respected. He is dedicated to his clients, thoughtful, and knowledgeable in the law.


    Stephen Terpak Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sean Peter Schmergel

    I've known Mr. Sutter for several years through my involvement with the Alexandria Bar Association. Mr. Sutter recently assisted a family member with a business/contract dispute and provided sound advice in a confident and professional manner. I would not hesitate to refer Mr. Sutter to others in need of similar assistance.


    Sean Schmergel Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Wade Friedman & Sutter Pc

616 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA, 22314-1991

Wade, Friedman & Sutter, P.C.

616 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA



DCActive 201007/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberLaw Review: George Mason University Law Review2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOld Town Lawyers2008 - Present
AttorneyWade & Byrnes, P.C.2003 - 2008
Summer AssociateWalsh, Colucci, Stackhouse, Emrich & Lubeley, P.C.2002 - 2002
Law ClerkU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission2002 - 2002
Law ClerkBrown, Brown & Brown P.C.2001 - 2003
Law ClerkArlington County General District Court2001 - 2001
InternFairfax County Attorney's Office, Land Use Division2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2013 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Committee2011 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationChair, Courts and Administration Committee2010 - Present
DC Bar AssociationMember of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the D.C. Bar2010 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationDirector2008 - 2010
Old Dominion Bar AssociationPresenter2005 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Mary WashingtonReligionBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid-Year Meeting (2005)Prelude to a $5.2 Million Jury Verdict: Successfully Appealing Summary Judgment in Fourth Circuit Employment Cases2005