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Matthew G. DeOreo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo
275 Madison Ave, 35 FL
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-227-8877
Fax: 212-619-1028
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew G. DeOreo is a partner with Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo, law firm in New York, New York, where he focuses primarily on complex civil litigation. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 23 years of total legal experience, Mr. DeOreo provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater New York City metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Civil litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Employment discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Commercial litigation
  • Personal injury

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. DeOreo has successfully handled dozens of complex, high-stakes matters for his clients, obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those he has served. Among his most notable successes, he was part of a team that secured a judgment of more than $25 million, and he has obtained many other multimillion-dollar awards for his clients. Along with his remarkable success at trial, he has also achieved the same level of success through mediation and arbitration.

At all turns, Mr. DeOreo delivers the personalized counsel his clients need to make the best-informed decisions, and he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. He has consistently earned recognition from his peers as among the top 5% of lawyers in his region, and he has received countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1995 graduate of Colgate University, Mr. DeOreo attended the Ohio State University's Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. He holds his license to practice in Connecticut and New York, and he is an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and former member of the organization's Litigation Committee.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Matthew G. DeOreo

First Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.tacopinalaw.com/attorney/matthew-deoreo/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Litigation Committee, 2008-2016
  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
  • District of Connecticut, 2010
  • Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • Southern District of New York, 1999
  • Admitted to New York Bar, 1999
  • Admitted to Connecticut State Bar, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Davis v. Kellenberg Memorial High School, 284 A.D. 2d 293 (2d Dept. 2001)
  • Baiul v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC, No. 13 CIV. 2205 KBF, 2014 WL 1651943 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2014)
  • Cruz v. Coach Storrs Inc., 202 F.3d 560 (2d Cir. 2000)
  • Wisell v. Indo-Med Commodities, Inc., 303 A.D. 2d 749 (2d Dept. 2003)
  • Panix Productions Ltd. v. Lewis, 106 Fed. Appx., 757 (2d Cir. 2004)
  • Straight-Out Promotions, LLC v. Warren, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7276 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 26, 2005)
  • DiBella v. Hopkins, 407 F. Supp. 2d 537 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • DiBella v. Hopkins, 403 F.3d 102 (2d Cir. N.Y. 2005)
  • Matter of Comptroller of City of N.Y. v. Mayor of City of N.Y., 7 N.Y.3d 256 (2006)
  • M’Baye v. World Boxing Ass’n, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23173 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 21, 2007)
  • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2018 WL 6340600 (S.D.N.Y. July 23, 2018)
  • Baiul v. Disson, 607 F. App’x 18 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Jeter v. RevolutionWear, Inc., No. CV 11706-VCG, 2016 WL 3947951 (Del. Ch. July 19, 2016)
  • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2016 WL 5719793 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2016)
  • LB on behalf of PB v. Hines, No. 15-CV-5238 (NSR), 2019 WL 3066427 (S.D.N.Y. July 12, 2019)
  • LB on behalf of PB v. Hines, No. 15-CV-5238 (NSR), 2018 WL 1773138 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018)
  • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2019 WL 4464242 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2019)
  • Oprea Settlement - $400,000, 2018

Educational Background

  • B.A., Colgate University, 1995

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Enrico Forti, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, awarded for accomplishments/achievements and excellence in practice, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recognized, One of New York City’s Top Civil Litigation Attorneys
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Office Location for Matthew G. DeOreo

275 Madison Ave
35 FL
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-227-8877

Fax: 212-619-1028

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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