Paul Winston Matthews graduated Summa Cum Laude (first in his class) in 1992 from Brooklyn Law School, 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 Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. In 1996 he opened his private Law Practice in downtown Manhattan.
He served for almost a decade as president of the Manhattan Family Court Bar Association. and is still active in the association, currently serving as its Treasurer. Mr. Matthews 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 approximately 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.