Matthew’s practice encompasses a range of litigation areas, including defending and advising clients in connection with complex healthcare law, employment discrimination, telecommunications law, professional liability and personal injury matters. Matthew represents clients in Connecticut state and federal courts. Matthew handles matters from the pre-litigation stages through resolution, including drafting pleadings, motion practice, investigating claims, conducting discovery, deposing witnesses, mediations, trial and arbitration preparation and participation in trial and arbitration.
Matthew has presented on a continuing legal education issues including the attorney-client privilege and a course on e-discovery at the Connecticut Bar Association’s Annual Advanced Employment Law Symposium.
Matthew was a Court Officer for the Honorable Arnold W. Aronson with the Connecticut Tax & Administrative Appeals Court. He also served as a Legal Research Clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court.
Prior to Carmody, Matthew was a partner at the law firm Donahue, Durham and Noonan P.C.
Connecticut Bar Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers in 2013 – 2017.
Successfully defended client in a matter before the Freedom of Information Commission thereby preventing the public disclosure of proprietary and commercially sensitive contracts and bid proposals.
In one of the earliest decisions addressing whether a private right of action exists under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, obtained dismissal of numerous novel causes of action.
Part of a team that successfully obtained summary judgment in defense of a class action lawsuit brought pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and also successfully obtained affirmation of that decision on appeal before the Second Circuit, Kaye v. Merck & Co., 852 F. App’x 569 (2d Cir. 2021).
Obtained judgment on the administrative record in favor of health insurance carrier in claim involving an alleged denial of benefits under an ERISA benefit plan, and also successfully obtained affirmation of that decision on appeal before the Second Circuit, Tansey v. Anthem Health Plans, Inc., 619 F. App’x 24 (2d Cir. 2015).
Prevailed in defense of numerous benefit denial claims on behalf of health insurance carrier in court.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of client in case involving alleged violation of the Connecticut Dram Shop Act.
Part of team that drafted successful brief for the defense in Simms v. Seaman, 308 Conn. 523, 69 A.3d 880 (2013), in which the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld trial court decision striking claims against client on the basis of the litigation privilege.
Part of team that drafted successful brief for the defense in Falls Church Group, Ltd. v. Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn, LLP, 281 Conn. 84, 912 A.2d 1019 (2007), in which the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld trial court judgment in favor of client on claim of vexatious litigation.