Matthew was listed as a Rising Star in the 2013 - 2016 editions of Super Lawyers in the areas of Workers Compensation, State, Local and Municipal Law and General Litigation. He was chosen as a member of the 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 2016, Matthew was named one of the Hartford Business Journal's “40 Under Forty, an award that recognizes outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area that are excelling in their industries in leadership roles.
In addition to his legal work, Matthew is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, previously 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. Matthew is an active member of ALFA International, a global legal network of top law firms and corporations, where he serves on the steering committee for its workers' compensation practice group.
Matthew currently serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Connecticut and for Leadership Greater Hartford. He is a member of the Board of Corporators for Hartford Hospital, and also sits on the Executive Committee for the hospital's Young Leaders Advisory Council. A passionate advocate for the state of Connecticut's capital region, Matthew 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 also improving the city's cultural network and creating a stronger economy.
Matthew received his BA from the University of Connecticut and his JD from New York Law School.
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By Matthew S. Necci, Connecticut Lawyer, 04/01/2016
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