Matthew R. Mendelsohn

Matthew R. Mendelsohn: Attorney with Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman


Matthew R. Mendelsohn is a trial lawyer specializing in complex civil and class action litigation. Mr. Mendelsohn is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. He is also admitted to practice before the Third and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


-Selected as a member of “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers in 2014 & 2015

-Recognized as a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2012

-Selected as a member of “The Top 40 under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers in 2012

-Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine – Super Lawyer, 2015 – 2017

-Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Star, 2008 – 2014

Sample Recoveries:

$69 million class action recovery against Volkswagen and Audi. This case involved defects in over 3 million Volkswagen and Audi vehicles throughout the country. The alleged defects resulted in water damage to the vehicles interior and electrical components, including damage to the electronics that control the transmission. This settlement is currently on appeal.

$40 million settlement on Honda & Acura class action. This case stemmed from defects in over 1 million Honda and Acura vehicles in the US. The alleged defects in the air-conditioning system, including the condenser and compressor, resulted in failure of the system and costly repairs.

$20+ million class action settlement in Nissan class action. This was a nationwide class action lawsuit against Nissan relating to alleged defects in Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Xterra and Nissan Frontier vehicles. Due to the alleged defects in these vehicles’ radiators, the interior components of the radiators (internal transmission oil coolers) break down allowing coolant to mix with the transmission fluid. As a result of the contamination, the transmission and other drivetrain components are damaged and may require replacement.

$12 million class action settlement against Honda. This nationwide settlement involved alleged defects in suspension of certain Honda vehicles leading to premature and irregular tire wear.

$11 million settlement involving alleged third-party energy fraud. This was a class action against Energy Plus regarding allegations that they misrepresented their rates in order to obtain customers.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Personal Injury
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
862-210-2708  Phone
(973)228-9898  Phone
University Attended:
Rutgers University, B.A., Economics, 2002
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University, J.D., 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005, New Jersey; 2005, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2006, New York
Birth Information:
June 30, 1980

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Roseland, New Jersey

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