Matthew Feinberg is an accomplished litigator with over 8 years of experience in all aspects of state and federal civil and appellate practice and in alternative dispute resolution. His prior career opportunities advocating for both individual and corporate clients give him a unique perspective on successful litigation strategies to place our clients in the best possible position to achieve the desired outcome.

Mr. Feinberg has significant first-chair trial and appellate experience over a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment, corporate defense, personal injury, commercial transactions, and appeals. He has earned numerous favorable verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of clients, and, just as importantly, he has successfully helped clients avoid litigation entirely through counseling, consultation, and negotiation.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining PilieroMazza, Mr. Feinberg was an attorney at Finkelstein & Feinberg, P.C., in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he focused his practice on labor and employment, personal injury, appellate, and general litigation matters. He represented individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration and mediation.

Immediately after graduating from law school, Mr. Feinberg clerked for Judge Ronald D. Schiff at the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland from 2008-2009.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2010
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude
  • University of Virginia, B.S.Ed., 2003

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Representative Experience

  • Represents large corporations and small businesses in state and federal courts, arbitration, mediation, and before administrative bodies in labor and employment, appellate, corporate, and general litigation matters
  • Prepares commercial contracts, leases, and corporate start-up documents for large and small business clients
  • Advises companies on employment, business, and risk management practices

General Litigation and Dispute Resolution Experience:

  • Won summary judgment in favor of a Washington, D.C. landlord which had been sued by former tenants for negligence, fraud, and breach of lease.
  • Won a six-figure jury verdict in a premises liability matter in Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Obtained a six-figure settlement through mediation for a Washington, D.C. small business whose property was damaged by repeated water infiltrations

Employment Litigation Experience:

  • Won a total victory on all argued issues in the Court of Appeals of Maryland in a Wage Payment and Collection Law case which established Maryland public policy and clarified important employment and wage-payment precedents
  • Defended a Washington, D.C. restaurant and its owner in a large-scale Fair Labor Standards Act case, limiting the plaintiff’s claims substantially on summary judgment and then obtaining a full judgment in favor of the clients through a directed verdict at trial
  • Defended a Maryland construction company in federal court against an unpaid wage claim made by a former employee

Publications

  • “And the Ban Plays On . . . For Now: Why Courts Must Consider Religion in Marriage Equality Cases,” 10 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 221 (2011);
  • “Suffering Without Suffrage: Why Felon Disenfranchisement Constitutes Vote Denial Under Section Two of the Voting Rights Act,” 8 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 61 (2011);
  • “The Prop 8 Decision and Courtroom Drama in the YouTube Age: Why Cameras Should be Permissible in Courtrooms During High Profile Civil Cases,” 17 Cardozo J.L. & Gender 33 (2010);

Blogs

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