Matthew Weinick is an employment lawyer on Long Island, New York. Matt is a litigator who is not afraid of the courtroom and since the beginning of his career, he 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 six consecutive years by Super Lawyers Magazine which listed him as a Rising Star from 2012-2017, a recognition reserved for less than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. A United States Magistrate Judge has described Matt as an “experienced attorney . . . primarily in employment litigation.” The Judge further commented that Matt’s court submissions were “detailed, thorough, and accurate.”
In addition to employment cases, Matt is experienced in handling other complex litigation matters. For example, Matt represented a beneficiary in a dispute related to the administration of the estate of the “godfather of rap,” he represented a party in a lawsuit arising, in part, from the investment in and subsequent bankruptcy of a large Las Vegas casino/hotel, and he defended the owner of an automobile dealership in a lawsuit contesting the rightful ownership of the business.
Matt not only serves his clients, but he serves the legal community, as well. He has published articles in the Nassau County Bar Association’s newspaper about employment law, he has taught continuing legal education classes about employment law, and he instructs a course at Hofstra Law School, which appointed Matt as a Guest Lecturer in 2016. 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 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 enjoys music and frequents concerts and music festivals. 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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