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Matthew M. Simmonds

Senior Counsel

Rochester, NY

(585) 258-2821


As a former Appellate Court attorney, Matt brings extensive experience to the Firm’s litigation practice. During his 18 years with the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Department, and the Florida First District Court of Appeal, he has handled thousands of cases in nearly every area of civil and criminal law. He is skilled in identifying, researching, and analyzing complex legal issues effectively and efficiently and presenting the key arguments in a well-reasoned and persuasive manner. Matt’s experience gives him the unique advantage of understanding how judges may approach a case, as well as the ability to help his clients chart the most beneficial procedural course. Matt prides himself on his thorough preparation, his unwavering attention to detail, and his ability to anticipate and neutralize his opposition’s arguments.

Matt brings his outstanding legal and communication skills and his demonstrated work ethic to our civil litigation practice, where he will be a strong advocate for the Firm’s clients. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his three children, and can often be found at local ice rinks, lacrosse fields, and mountain bike trails across the Rochester area.


Florida State University College of Law, J.D.,
(magna cum laude)

Vanderbilt University, B.A.


New York State

Florida (inactive)

US District Court - Western District of NY


Matt is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association.


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