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Matthew J. Baione

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Pitta & Baione LLP
120 Broadway, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10271
Phone: 212-658-1766
Fax: 212-658-1767
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A founding partner of Pitta & Baione LLP, Matthew J. Baione focuses his practice on the representation of victims of the 9/11 attack and their surviving family members who are seeking their rightful benefits from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that was reauthorized by Congress at the end of 2010 as part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. From the firm's main office in New York City, he assists clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and nationwide. Admitted to practice in New York since 2015, Mr. Baione is also admitted to practice in New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Baione's clients have included first responders, people who were working at the World Trade Center or in the surrounding area, and others who were exposed to toxic dust after the towers collapsed. There are several conditions that must be met for victims to be eligible to receive compensation under the VCF, and Mr. Baione has been successful at appeals hearings in that regard. Some of his results have included an award in excess of $1.1 million for a disabled HVAC operating engineer suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, one for over $3 million for a financial executive who incurred breast cancer that later metastasized, and another in excess of $1.7 million for a court reporter who developed brain cancer.

Mr. Baione regularly meets with VCF staff members to discuss matters that are affecting his clients. A 2011 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in social studies from St. John's University, he obtained his legal education at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2014.


Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Matthew J. Baione

First Admitted: 2014, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Youngest Member of his class, Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Top-Rated 9/11 lawyer, 2018 - 2019
  • Dean’s Scholar, Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice, 2017 - 2019
  • New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2018-2019

Educational Background

  • St. John’s University, Cum Laude in Cursu Honorum,  B.A, Staten Island, New York, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, Never Forget the Heroes Act
  • Staff Editor, Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • VCF and WTC Health Program leadership
  • Innocence Project, Volunteer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2015
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2015
  • New York, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2014
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Office Location for Matthew J. Baione

120 Broadway
28th Floor
New York, NY 10271

Phone: 212-658-1766

Fax: 212-658-1767

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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