- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
|University ||University of Connecticut, B.A., Journalism/History, 2003|
|Law School||New York Law School, J.D., 2006|
|Admitted||2006, Connecticut; 2007, New York; 2012, US District Court for the Eastern, District of New York; 2011, US District Court for the District of Connecticut; 2012, US District Court for the Southern District of New York; 2010, United States Supreme Court|
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
Matthew Necci is the chair of the Workers' Compensation Practice Group at Halloran & Sage LLP, providing workers' compensation representation for employers, insurance companies and third-party administrators.
Matthew represents clients in workers' compensation, longshore, subrogation and general liability claims. He has considerable appellate experience, successfully defending clients before the Supreme Court of Connecticut and the Compensation Review Board of the Workers' Compensation Commission. Matthew was listed as a Rising Star in the 2013 - 2015 editions of Super Lawyers in the areas of Workers Compensation, State, Local and Municipal Law and General Litigation. Matt was also chosen as a member of 2014 class for the Connecticut Law Tribune's New Leaders in the Law. The CLT selects Connecticut attorneys that display qualities in the areas of firm leadership, casework, publications and pro bono work.
In addition to his legal work, Matthew is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, currently serving as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section, and is a former member of the Board of Editors for Compensation Quarterly, a publication of the Workers' Compensation Section. For the 2014-2015 bar year, he was appointed a committee member of the CBA's Pro Bono Committee. Matthew is also an active member of the workers' compensation section for ALFA International.
Matthew currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics of Connecticut. He is a member of the Executive Committee for Hartford Hospital's Young Leaders Advisory Council, and also serves on the Board of Corporators for the iQuilt Plan, a culture based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford that seeks to create a more walkable, sustainable, and welcoming downtown, while improving the city's cultural network and creating a stronger economy and workforce.
Compliance with the Fee Schedule in the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission - A Common Sense Approach
Compensation Quarterly, 07/01/2011
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Firm Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
|Reported Cases||Representative Matter: Bad Faith Allegation Dismissed by the Court Due to Absence of Evidence; A major insurance company was sued for alleged bad faith handling of a workers' compensation claim. In ordering a directed verdict, the court agreed with Matthew Necci's argument that the plaintiff had not provided evidence to make out a prima facie case. The Court agreed that the Exclusivity Provision of the Workers' Compensation Act precluded the claim from being pursued in Superior Court because there was no evidence that the company engaged in egregious conduct in its handling of the plaintiff's workers' compensation claim. The Court cited the Connecticut Supreme Court's opinion in DeOliveira v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 273 Conn. 487, 870 A.2d 1066 (2005), and noted that evidence of egregious conduct was necessary in order for an exception to the Exclusivity Provision to apply. The absence of such evidence meant the case must be dismissed.; Morales v. City of Bridgeport, 5551 CRB-4-10-5 (April 18, 2011); Derrane v. City of Hartford, 295 Conn. 35 (2010); Smith v. City of Waterbury, 5326 CRB-5-08-3 (February 4, 2009); Blades v. Redman & Turnquist, 5163 CRB-2-06-11 (February 26, 2008); Savageau v. Stop & Shop Companies, Inc., 5808 CRB-3-12-12 (November 7, 2013)|
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