Biography

Matt is an attorney in the firm's Employment Law, Litigation and Immigration Groups. His practice is equally divided between management-side labor and employment litigation and compliance counseling, where he represents a full range of clients in matters encompassing wrongful termination claims, labor disputes, workplace harassment and discrimination claims, wage and hour compliance and OSHA compliance.

For more than 15 years, Matt has represented clients in numerous industries, including the retail, health care, publishing, energy, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. His clients include not only firms located in Maine, but throughout northern New England and Atlantic Canada. He frequently draws upon his varied professional experience to counsel clients in ways to avoid litigation or to effectively manage risks associated with their workforce management practices.

Matt also manages the firm's growing visa processing and business immigration practice, which specializes in H, L and TN nonimmigrant visa filings and PRA applications for 1st preference priority workers (including transnational executives), 2nd preference and 3rd preference professional and skilled workers requiring labor certifications.

While in law school, he served as a judicial intern for U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby and received the Irving M. Perlmutter Family Trust Scholarship.

Matt and his wife Mary C. Hartman, and their three sons, live on Cousins Island, in Yarmouth, Maine.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • University of Delaware (M.S.S., 1985)
  • Michigan State University (B.A., 1983)

Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Labor & Employment
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Maine Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Civic Involvement

  • Rippleffect, Board of Directors
  • Children's Theatre of Maine, former Board member
  • City of Portland Civil Service Commission, former Chair