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Matthew J. Kidd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Boston, MA

Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd
12 Ericsson Street, Suit 201
Boston, MA 02122
Phone: 617-820-8400
Fax: 617-687-0444
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew J. Kidd is the founder and principal of the Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd in Boston, Massachusetts. Nationally ranked as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Kidd provides unmatched and invaluable representation and support to clients throughout Massachusetts who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Employment and labor law (Wrongful Termination, Executive Severance Agreements)

·       Criminal defense for felonies and misdemeanors

·       Personal injury including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premise Liability, and Negligence Security 

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Kidd has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of the rights and entitlements of his clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Honored for his outstanding professionalism, high ethical standards and unwavering commitment to his clients, he has earned an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as the organization's Silver, Gold and Platinum Client Champion Awards.

Attorney Kidd has received both and "Superb" rating of 10 out of 10 for his exceptional advocacy. ranked Attorney Kidd among the top 20 Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorneys in Boston.

Mr. Kidd earned a B.S. in Finance from Babson College and his Juris Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. While there, he received CALI award for Motion and Litigation Practice as well as Excellence for the Future Award for work in creditors' rights and employment law. He holds his admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Benefits Claims and the U.S. Tax Court.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Kidd serves on the Panel of Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, and he is an active member of the Massachusetts, Boston and American Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association. He also serves on the board of directors for the New England Chapter of the Better Business Bureau. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. In addition, ranked Attorney Kidd among the Top Employment Lawyers in Boston for 2021, after surveying over 400 firms.

Mr. Kidd provides services for severance packages, which have been desperately needed in the Covid-19 era. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Probation, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Matthew J. Kidd

First Admitted: 2014, Massachusetts

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Mr. Kidd hold a Construction Supervisor license with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. License No. 691951 Current member
  • Mediation Training. Completed an intensive 40 hour training course and certificate in Mediation as mandated by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. (The course was held a MWI, Inc. in Boston)., 2018
  • Mediation Training (40 hour course as mandated by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts), 2018
  • Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Better Business Bureau, Board Member, Firm Rating A+, 2018
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Benefits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association
  • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • US Tax Court

Educational Background

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, J.D. (Civil Litigation) CALI Awards for highest marks in Employment Law, Motions and Litigation Practice, Creditors' Rights., 2012
  • Babson College, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Investments, 1989
  • Xaverian Brothers High School, College Prep., , 1985

Scholarly Lectures/Writings


  • Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston, MA from a pool of over 400 firms surveyed., Top 20 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston, MA ,, 2020
  • , Top 20 Boston Employment Lawyers for 2021,, 2021
  • We were chosen from a survey of over 400 firms., Top 20 Employment Lawyers in Boston,, 2021
  • Silver, Gold, and Platinum Client Champion awards from Martindale-Hubbell for outstanding client reviews. , Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Ranked in the TOP 20 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston for 2020 of over 400 firms analyzed., Top 20 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston, MA ,, 2020
  • Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine, 2018-2021, Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • We have earned this award from 2017 through Present (2021)., Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion awards recognize those attorneys who excel at service as affirmed by their clients. The awards, based on the quantity and quality of an attorney’s Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service., THE “CLIENT CHAMPION” AWARD, MARTINDALE-HUBBELL, 2018
  • The Avvo Clients' Choice Award is given for outstanding client reviews, 2017-2019, Clients' Choice Award,, 2019
  • Motions and Litigation, Employment Law, Creditors' Rights., CALI awards, Massachusetts School of Law, 2011
  • The Avvo Clients' Choice Award is given to recognize outstanding client reviews., Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Better Business Bureau, Board of Directors, 2019-2020, 2021


  • I settled an Age Discrimination matter. The Client was wrongfully terminated based on age. I litigated until Discovery and we agreed to a mediation. I was able to get one year of salary, a good reference, and non disparagement for a full release of all claims. , 2021
  • I settled several cases where the employee was wrongfully terminated on the basis of race, age, and disability. In each case I was able to assert the employees rights and negotiate substantial settlements to compensate for lost wages and emotional damages., 2021

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Software
  • Technology
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Office Location for Matthew J. Kidd

12 Ericsson Street
Suit 201
Boston, MA 02122

Phone: 617-820-8400

Fax: 617-687-0444

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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