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Matthew J. Fogelman

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Telephone: 617-559-1530
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189 Wells Ave, 3rd Floor
Newton, Massachusetts 02459

MATTHEW J. FOGELMAN is a founding partner in the firm of Fogelman & Fogelman LLC. Mr. Fogelman has a diverse trial and litigation practice focused on employment law, personal injury cases, and consumer class actions. Mr. Fogelman also provides counsel to businesses seeking alcoholic beverage licenses. Mr. Fogelman has significant experience in complex personal injury cases and emotionally-charged cases, including allegations of sexual abuse and wrongful death.

In the class action arena, Mr. Fogelman is counsel or co-counsel in cases involving illegal amenity fees charged to tenants in violation of the state Security Deposit Statute, Ch. 186, Sec. 15B and related to the Tips Statute, Ch. 149, Sec. 152A.

Matthew Fogelman Arguing Before the SJC
Matthew Fogelman Arguing Before the SJC

In the employment arena, Mr. Fogelman has litigated cases ranging from Wage Act and overtime cases to discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation matters. He has vast experience advising employees on non-compete and severance agreements. A former newspaper reporter, Mr. Fogelman has experience in First Amendment and defamation law, and has represented numerous clients pro bono, including journalists and prisoners in civil rights cases.

Mr. Fogelman received his B.A. in English from Wesleyan University in 1997, where he was editor-in-chief of the newspaper, the Wesleyan Argus. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 2002 where he was a member of the Third World Law Journal. Mr. Fogelman has published an article in the University of Alabama Law School’s Journal of the Legal Profession concerning sleeping criminal defense attorneys. PDF link

Mr. Fogelman is also a proud member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), as well as the National Association for Compliance and Licensing Professionals and the National Association for Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys. Within MATA, Mr. Fogelman was recently appointed to the Board of Governors. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal and appeals courts of Massachusetts and New York, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. On a personal note, Mr. Fogelman currently serves on a volunteer basis as Vice President for Administration for Temple Beth Shalom.

Mr. Fogelman was previously an associate with Todd & Weld LLP and Bingham McCutchen. He has been named a New England and Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in employment law for 2014, 2015, and again in 2016, and was previously named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star” by Boston Magazine for four consecutive years, between 2010-2013.