I enjoy the intellectual challenge of taking on very large, complex cases, uncovering all relevant facts and information, and thinking creatively to find innovative resolutions that still comply with the defined parameters of the law.
Bringing a multifaceted litigation background to his nationwide practice, Matthew Christiana handles a variety of matters relating to insurance recovery disputes.
Matt delves deep into the research and scours every word of every document to pinpoint a “magic ticket” to a new and novel way to address the problem. This open-minded approach often produces unusual but cost-effective resolutions that further clients’ business interests.
With excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills, Matt keeps those he represents informed and updated on the status of their cases every step of the way. He excels at breaking down dense and complicated material into simpler, understandable pieces so clients can fully grasp all concepts and strategies. In addition, his background in appellate work hones his excellent written and oral advocacy skills.
Matt combines a composed, professional demeanor with passion, dedication, and determination to help his clients overcome problems as quickly and painlessly as possible. He builds strong, collaborative relationships that help them through stressful disputes and other legal problems. Matt’s courtesy and professionalism have also garnered the respect of colleagues, opposing counsel, judges, and others.
Before entering private practice, Matt gained valuable advocacy experience through his work in public-interest organizations. At New York’s Center for Appellate Litigation, he managed an active caseload representing incarcerated individuals on direct appeal and other post-conviction proceedings in New York appellate and trial courts. During law school, he participated in the Innocence Project Clinic and interned with the Orleans Public Defenders, Legal Aid’s Homeless Rights Project, and Innocence Matters. Matt’s natural adaptability and exposure to a variety of geographic locales and judicial venues make him comfortable interacting with people from all walks of life and circumstances.
Matt received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a Monrad Paulsen Scholar and a Dean’s Distinguished Scholar.