Matt Blumenthal

Matt Blumenthal

Attorney
Location:
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Phone:
203-583-8634
877-645-2313
Fax:
203-368-3244
Email:

Matt Blumenthal joined Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in 2017. He is a passionate advocate, driven by a commitment to justice, empathy, and a desire to improve the lives of others. He previously served as a law clerk to Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Matt is a 2015 graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as President of the Yale Law Veterans Association, a Features Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law, a teaching assistant for first-year Civil Procedure, and interned at the U.S. Department of Justice.

During his time at Yale, Matt worked in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, where he successfully represented two veterans in administrative proceedings and helped write a report that resulted in Connecticut legislation streamlining occupational licensing for veterans. He also helped represent, on behalf of the International Refugee Assistance Project, an Afghan interpreter whose work with U.S. forces caused him to live under constant Taliban threat. Matt's team helped the interpreter obtain special immigrant visas for himself and his family. The interpreter and his family arrived in the United States in late January 2017-just as the Trump administration's now-blocked travel ban went into effect.

Before law school, Matt served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, commanding a rifle platoon in Charlie Company, First Battalion, Twenty-Fifth Marines. He served roughly two and a half years on active duty and deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Matt graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in History and Literature.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2017

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Pro Bono

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2017
  • New York, 2016

Education

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D.
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Clerk
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, Intern
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff, Intern
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Infantry Platoon Commander

Pro Bono Activities

  • Barth Syndrome Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School, Clinical Fellow