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Matthew S. Lerner


Matt’s many professional achievements highlight his career. Continuous peer recognition is testament to his dedicated efforts to stay at the forefront of the practice of law. Matt is widely recognized for his vast appellate experience. He acted as appellate coordinating counsel for one of New York’s largest dental malpractice actions.

Matt has argued groundbreaking cases concerning New York’s Scaffold Law, insurance coverage, premises liability, and products liability. He has successfully argued appeals at New York’s highest court, all four Appellate Division departments, and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Matt has also authored numerous amicus curiae briefs, including briefs for a national non-profit organization that represents American and international product manufacturers. Matt has also defended clients at the trial level in catastrophic personal-injury matters, product-liability lawsuits, and other tort-related lawsuits.

Upon graduating law school, Matt served as a confidential clerk for the New York Court of Appeals. His experience in the unique procedural requirements of the state’s highest court enhances the vast experience of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy Practice Group.

In 2008, the New York State Bar Association presented Matt with its Sheldon Hurwitz Young Lawyer Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the practice of law in the field of insurance.