Matthew Toto is a partner in the firm’s New Jersey office who prides himself on meticulous preparation and his accessibility and responsiveness to client needs.

Matthew understands that preparation can make all the difference when it comes to the defense of his clients’ interests. That doesn’t just mean being prepared to advance powerful arguments in court; it also means being prepared with a comprehensive understanding of each client’s business, needs, and goals.

A partner in the firm’s New Jersey office who prides himself on his accessibility and responsiveness, Matthew concentrates his practice on defending professional malpractice claims against attorneys, architects, and engineers as well as the defense of hotels in premises liability matters and manufacturers and distributors of electronic products against products liability claims. Matthew also defends his clients in personal injury claims in both federal and state court litigation, and handles first-party property claims, UM/UIM claims, and appeals as well.

Matthew’s personal injury defense experience includes handling automobile accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, product liability, and premises liability claims. He has successfully defended matters involving loss of limb, traumatic brain injury, severe deformity, severe burns, and other catastrophic injuries and has successfully obtained jury verdicts on behalf of various insurance carriers and their insureds.

A graduate of Villanova University, Matthew earned his law degree, cum laude, from New York Law School and went on to earn an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk in Essex County, New Jersey and practiced for ten years at a mid-size personal injury defense firm. Named a Super Lawyer in 1998, Matthew has also completed training with The American Inns of Court Foundation, Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inn of Court.

When not protecting his clients’ interests, Matthew enjoys building 18th Century furniture reproductions and collecting antique woodworking tools so he can put them back to work.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M.
  • New York Law School, cum laude, J.D.
  • Villanova University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey