Matt joined NDS as a staff attorney in 2002, and has been a supervising attorney since September of 2005.

While in law school, Matt interned in the Criminal Defense Clinic at the Legal Aid Society’s Capital Defense Unit. Prior to joining NDS, he practiced criminal defense as an associate at the law offices of Larry J. Silverman and at Cohen, Frankel & Ruggiero, where he was responsible for a significant federal caseload, as well as representing clients in courts throughout New York State.

Matt has trained attorneys at numerous continuing legal education seminars, on subjects such as managing client relationships, pre-trial suppression hearing practice, felony sentencing in New York, and many other topics. He has delivered presentations at several of New York City’s law schools about public interest and public defender careers. Matt also trains and supervises law firm associates who participate in NDS’s Volunteer Attorney Project; the Project has trained associates from more than a dozen major law firms.

Matt graduated from Albright College in 1996, and received his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1999, where he was a Richardson Merit Scholar.