Matthew Weinick is an employment lawyer on Long Island, New York. Matt is a litigator who is not afraid of the courtroom. Since the beginning of his career, Matt 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 five consecutive years by Super Lawyers Magazine which listed him as a Rising Star from 2012-2016, a recognition reserved for less than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.
In addition to serving his clients, Matt serves the legal community, as well. He has published articles in the Nassau County Bar Association’s newspaper about changes in employment law, he has taught a continuing legal education class about the essentials of employment law, and he instructed a law school class entitled “Foundational Lawyering Skills,” which taught trial advocacy skills to second year Hofstra Law School students. In 2016, Hofstra Law appointed Matt as a Guest Lecturer. 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.
Hofstra University School of Law
State of New York
U.S. Eastern District of New York
U.S. Southern District of New York
U.S. Western District of New York
U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Nassau County Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
EDNY Pro Bono Panel
Volunteer Fire Department
Matt lives in Nassau County with his girlfriend, Amy. Matt is a certified open water diver and has explored exotic destinations such as the Meso-American reef system off the island of Cozumel and the Catalina Islands in Costa Rica. Matt and Amy enjoy music and frequent concerts and music festivals together. When not in the office, Matt can often be found with his stratocaster guitar in hand, learning his favorite songs. Matt proudly serves his community as a volunteer firefighter.
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