Boston Employment and Personal Injury Lawyer Matthew J. Fogelman


Matthew J. Fogelman is a founding partner of Fogelman & Fogelman LLC. Mr. Fogelman’s litigation practice is focused on employment law and personal injury cases. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having won a number of significant cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including prevailing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a ground-breaking disability discrimination case involving an employee’s right to use medical marijuana off-site.  Mr. Fogelman also recently prevailed on an age discrimination case in Norfolk County, securing a $1.2 million verdict at trial for his client.

For his work on the Barbuto medical marijuana case, Mr. Fogelman was recently named one of the “Lawyers of the Year” for 2017 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; he also received the award for greatest 2017 “Professional Achievement” of any member by USA500, a prominent networking group of lawyers and other professionals, out of 650 members.

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 significant experience advising employees on non-compete and severance agreements. A former newspaper reporter, Mr. Fogelman also has experience in First Amendment and defamation and libel law, and has counseled clients concerning defamatory material published on the Internet.

In the personal injury realm, Mr. Fogelman has extensive experience litigating complex personal injury cases and emotionally-charged cases, including allegations of sexual abuse and wrongful death, as well as car collisions, slip-and-falls, and dog bites, among many others.

Mr. Fogelman’s class action practice is focused on helping groups of employees and consumers recover damages in cases in which individually their matters would not be large enough to be cost-efficient. He and the firm have prevailed in several class-action matters, including a significant wage and hour case involving illegal distribution of tips and cases involving tenants who have been the subject of systematic illegal charges of amenity and other fees by landlords and large management companies.

J.D. (cum laude), Boston College Law School, 2002
  • Member of the Third World Law Journal
B.A. (English), Wesleyan University, 1997
  • Editor-in-chief of the newspaper, the Wesleyan Argus
  • All Massachusetts State Courts
  • All New York State Courts
  • Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Federal District Court for the District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Member, Board of Governors
  • Recognized as one of the "Lawyers of the Year" for 2017 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Named a New England and Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in employment law for 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star” by Boston Magazine for four consecutive years, between 2010-2013
  • Published article in the University of Alabama Law School’s Journal of the Legal Profession concerning sleeping criminal defense attorneys
  • Temple Beth Shalom, Vice President for Administration
  • Associate, Todd & Weld LLP
  • Associate, Bingham McCutchen

About My Practice

Lawyers often talk about standing up for the little guy, and sometimes this sounds cliche.  But in my case, and for our firm, it is true – this is why we practice law.  We relish the underdog mentality. Corporations sometimes act as if there are no consequences for treating workers illegally, including discriminating against employees and systematically depriving them out of the wages to which they are due.  They count on employees being afraid to confront wrongful conduct, or that wage underpayment will be not be enough to justify hiring an attorney. Similarly, in injury cases, insurance companies often believe they can use their size and teams of lawyers to avoid paying what their insureds owe for causing crashes, injuries, and even death. We advocate for our clients and fight for their rights.

We balance the playing field.

We fight for our Community and Uphold the Community’s Safety. We balance the playing field.  We hold corporations and defendants fully accountable for wrongful conduct. We demand justice and fair compensation. While we work steadfastly in seeking full compensation for our clients through settlement negotiations, if defendants and insurance companies will not pay what they owe, we will not hesitate to take them to trial, where our firm has an enviable record of success for our clients.

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