Matthew H. Herlihy



New York, NY

Matthew is an accomplished litigator, and has defended individuals, corporations, and insured parties in a wide array of matters. He routinely handles matters involving commercial litigation, products liability, contract disputes, premises liability, automotive and autonomous vehicles, white collar and criminal defense, subrogation, general casualty and excess casualty defense.  Matthew has extensive trial experience from his time as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried 15 cases to verdict and presented more than 100 cases to the Grand Jury. 

Matthew also serves as outside general counsel to multiple building management and ownership groups, where he routinely provides counsel on issues related to insurance coverage and policy structuring, liability assessments and determinations, as well as risk management with respect to ongoing or pending claims and litigated matters.  In addition to his litigation practice, Matthew has consulted on matters involving cannabis, hemp, and CBD laws and regulations, and was the first New York member of a large cannabis, hemp, and CBD practice group at his prior firm.

Utilizing his background in criminal prosecutions, investigations, electronic surveillance measures and practice, complex search and seizure issues, and other aspects impacting civil rights related protections, Matthew has litigated and handled numerous matters for persons who have suffered Constitutional violations as the result of false arrest, malicious prosecution, violations of State and Federal civil rights laws, violations of due process laws and regulations, and numerous other forms of civil rights violations. He has represented persons across a wide array of backgrounds and professions, all of whom have suffered from some manner of infringement on their civil and/or Constitutional rights.

Matthew is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, State of New Jersey, and the Southern District of New York.

Affiliations and Recognitions  

Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2022 - Rising Stars: New York Metro Region

Areas of Expertise
Litigation Defense<br/>Labor and Construction Law<br/>Employment Law<br/>Insurance Defense<br/>White Collar and Criminal Defense<br/>Government and Regulatory Investigations
Prior Associations
Gordon & Rees, Scully Mansukhani, LLP<br/>Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP<br/>Bronx County District Attorney's Office<br/>Westchester County District Attorney's Office
Pace University School of Law<br/>Pace University
Bar Admission
New York<br/>New Jersey<br/>Southern District of New York<br/>Eastern District of New York

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