Paul Matthews graduated Summa Cum Laude (first in his class) from Brooklyn Law School in 1992, where he received numerous prizes and awards, including seven prestigious American Jurisprudence Awards, and served as a Law Review Editor. Between 1992 and 1995 he was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. In 1996 he opened his private Law Practice in downtown Manhattan.
He served for over a decade and was the longest running president in the history of the Manhattan Family Court Bar Association. and is still active in the association, currently serving as its Treasurer. Paul was formerly an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and holds an MBA (with honors) from Baruch College. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, having tried close to a thousand cases, and having prosecuted or defended over a dozen appeals.
He has also taught numerous Continuing Legal Education classes to other attorneys on various topics, including Evidence, Child Support, Termination of Parental Rights cases, and Client Relations.
Paul believes that legal fees, especially in New York City, have become way too high. His hourly rate is very reasonable for an attorney with over 20 years of experience and he is dedicated in handling cases in the most efficient way possible, while still protecting his client’s interests.