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Matthew Thomson proudly represents workers asserting wage claims against their employers, including delivery drivers, cable and satellite installation technicians, couriers, exotic dancers, waitstaff employees, automobile detailers, and carnival workers. Matt has obtained summary judgment and class certification on behalf of employees in a number of cases in state and federal courts across the Commonwealth and elsewhere, and has achieved many favorable settlements on behalf of his clients. In June 2014, together with Attorney Harold Lichten, Matt obtained a jury verdict of close to $1 million for a municipal employee asserting whistleblower claims against his employer. Matt also represents police officers, firefighters, and other public employees in gender, age, and handicap discrimination cases in Massachusetts.
Matt developed his passion for workers’ rights through his extensive background in public service. Prior to attending law school, Matt received his college’s Spirit of Service Award in recognition of commitment to the common good, and he served as an Americorps VISTA coordinating a mentoring program in local elementary schools.
During law school, Matt focused on employment law and civil rights. He worked as a student attorney in the Employment Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, where he represented workers in unemployment insurance hearings. He also represented workers and individuals with disabilities through Northeastern University’s Poverty Law Clinic.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt gained extensive knowledge of civil litigation and the state trial courts by serving as a law clerk to the Superior Courts of Massachusetts and Maine.
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Bowdoin College, B.A., 2006
Member, State Bar of Massachusetts, 2011
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Lichten & Liss-Riordan is a plaintiffs’-side employment and union-side labor law firm, whose attorneys have achieved national recognition for their work representing employees and unions in wage and hour, discrimination, and other employment-related litigation. We have tried many cases before juries and judges in federal and state courts, and we pride ourselves on our innovative and creative approaches to advancing workers’ rights.
Lichten & Liss-Riordan attorneys have successfully argued many cases before trial and appellate courts, federal and state administrative agencies and at arbitration and have frequently achieved substantial verdicts for their clients. Our attorneys have won landmark cases in the labor and employment area and have had a number of million dollar plus verdicts and settlements in recent years.