Matthew Porges

I have been admitted to practice law since 2005. In that time, I have represented clients in matters involving employment law, personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, bankruptcy, civil rights, contract, foreclosure, debt collection, and Constitutional law. I have also represent clients in all aspects of discovery, negotiation, and trial.

I am licensed to practice in all New York state and in most New York federal courts. I have also represented clients before numerous administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), and the New York City Civil Service Commission.

In 2008, I had obtained a verdict in a religious discrimination case against the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority. In that case, the jury awarded my client $735,000 in damages. The verdict was reported in an article in the New York Times.

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in 2000 and a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in 2004.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law — Employee
  • Foreclosure & Alternatives
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Contract
  • Foreclosure
  • Debt Collection
  • Constitutional Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2005

Education

  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor – 2004
  • Brandeis University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyer’s Association, New York Chapter
  • The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York