Matthew D. Thompson2023-03-14T15:37:07+00:00

Matthew D. Thompson


Admission Details:
2002, Massachusetts; 2003, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Arizona State University, B.A, cum laude, 1994.; Suffolk University Law School, J.D, cum laude, 2002

Professional Affiliations:
Boston Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Birth Information:
Honolulu, Hawaii


Areas of Practice

Mr. Thompson is a partner at Butters Brazilian LLP. Mr. Thompson is a dedicated and tireless advocate for his clients. Mr. Thompson is an experienced trial attorney who has conducted trials in both state and federal court. Equally adept in both criminal and civil practice, Mr. Thompson has secured not guilty verdicts in criminal trials and multi-million-dollar awards in complex business disputes.

Mr. Thompson’s criminal practice is broad. He represents clients in all components of a criminal investigation and prosecution, including before state and federal grand jury, trials and appeals. Mr. Thompson’s representation includes proceedings collateral to criminal cases, including civil and criminal asset forfeiture proceedings and Registry of Motor Vehicles matters. Mr. Thompson’s criminal work does not fit a type. He has represented persons charged with racketeering, murder, drug trafficking and fraud. He also represents crime victims and witnesses, ensuring that they are heard and that their interests are protected.

Mr. Thompson’s civil practice includes multi-million-dollar contract disputes, complex real estate development disputes, discrimination complaints and employment litigation. In addition to state and federal trial work in Massachusetts, Mr. Thompson’s national trial practice includes matters in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York and Montana.

Mr. Thompson’s trial work is complemented by his appellate work, which includes direct appeals, and post-conviction proceedings including federal habeas corpus proceedings related to state court convictions, federal motions to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence, and state and federal motions for new trial.

Mr. Thompson graduated with honors from Suffolk University Law School in 2002. While at Suffolk, Mr. Thompson was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. As a member of the Board, Mr. Thompson was an editor and note writer for the Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy. Mr. Thompson was also elected as the Executive Director of Competitions, responsible for organizing and overseeing all moot court competitions within the law school.

Prior to law school, Mr. Thompson worked in marketing and advertising, managing grassroots marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies.

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