Matthew A. Toporowski
Matt is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. His practice is split between the areas of commercial litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury. He has represented business owners and shareholders in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, theft of trade secrets and non-compete agreements. The subject matter of these disputes is as varied as the geographic location or forum where it has occurred and has included polymers, mutual funds, hedge funds, advertising, bridal startups and more. He has represented clients before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in state and federal courts throughout New York. As a member of the Firm’s complex commercial litigation practice group and trial team, he often litigates in courts of other states as well on behalf of clients’ interstate interests.
Matt also litigates personal injury cases on behalf of individuals harmed by the negligent acts of others. This includes medical malpractice, automobile accidents and products liability issues resulting in serious injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, nerve damage, life-altering injuries as well as wrongful death claims.
As a former law clerk to the Justices of the New York State Appellate Division and an assistant district attorney in Albany County, Matt successfully litigates, conducts trials and defends verdicts on appeal when necessary on behalf of his clients. He also serves as a Special Prosecutor in both Felony and Misdemeanor criminal matters when called upon by Judges of County and Supreme Court. He maintains a private criminal defense and appellate practice and has represented individuals on a wide array of charges from misdemeanors and DWI to serious felony offenses.
Matt invests his spare time in his community. He is on the boards of the New York Capital Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Green Tech High Charter School. He currently serves as the President of the Ten Broeck Triangle Preservation League, the neighborhood association of the City of Albany’s second oldest neighborhood, the Ten Broeck Triangle. He completed Ironman Lake Placid in 2015, and qualified for the 70.3 Ironman World Championship in 2017.