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Matthew J. Kidd

Matthew J. Kidd

Exceptional Representation in personal injury,employment, and criminal defense.
  • Personal Injury, Employment Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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Biography

Prior to being an attorney, Matthew J. Kidd has been an employer, executive, salesperson, investor, and consultant. Attorney Kidd's extensive business background, combined with his trial advocacy skills make him a formidable presence in and out of the courtroom.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by Avvo.com which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award 2017-2020.
Kidd was also named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyer 2018-2021 and received the “Silver , Gold , and Platinum Client Champion” awards by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018-2019. Kidd has a perfect rating of 10.0 from Avvo and Justia.

Mr. Kidd was named as a TOP 19 personal injury and criminal defense lawyer for 2020 by Expertise.com. In addition, Expertise chose Attorney Kidd as one of Boston's top 20 employment lawyers for 2021.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We take cases on retainer, contingency, flat fee, or combination of flat fee and retainer, depending on the scope of work and type of case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 691951
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U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Babson College
B.S. | Finance
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Massachusetts School of Law
Civil Litigation
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Xaverian Brothers High School
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Awards
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Award for outstanding client reviews
TOP 19 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston
Expertise.com
Ranked in the top 19 of 435 firms analyzed in Boston, MA
TOP 19 Criminal Defense Attorneys Boston
Expertise.com
Ranked in the top 19 of 437 firms analyzed in Boston.
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Gold Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Award for outstanding client reviews.
Top Contributor
Avvo
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Silver Client Champion Award
Martindale Hubbell
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Member
Current
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
Current
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Boston Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Freelance Attorneys Benefit from Growing Demand
American Bat Association Journal
How to Negotiate a Severance Package- and When to Reject it Entirely
Fast Company Magazine
Certifications
Litigation Academy
District Court for the Federal District of Rhode Island
Mediation Training
MWI
Construction Supervisor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Notary Public
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Conducting Internal Employment Discrimination Investigations
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Trial Advocacy Training
CPCS
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Case for a rescinded job offer?
A: The question is how was the offer worded ? We would need to determine whether you were an "employee at will" or had an enforceable contract. Unless you have a specific contract to work for a period of time (years), you, and most employees, are "employees at will", meaning either you or the employer can terminate the relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all. However, there are a few legal exceptions which make it unlawful for the employer to terminate you as an employee at will, and may give you some legal rights in this matter. 1. It is unlawful for the employer terminate you or refuse to hire you based on discriminatory motives like age, sex, nationality, or religion to name a few. 2. If you reasonably relied on the employment offer to your detriment, say you turned down other jobs or relocated in anticipation of the job offer, you may have suffered damages (lost wages, expenses, etc.) which you could attempt to collect in a court action. 3. There is an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing for all contracts in Massachusetts. If this were considered a contract, it is possible to assert that pulling the offer at the last minute breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing implicit in all contractual arrangements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The employer may have acted unfairly and/or in bad faith. I would need more detail to access your case, but these are some initial thoughts about your matter. No attorney-client relationship is intended nor implied by answering this question and no legal advise is given until a Representation Agreement is signed by the Attorney and the Client.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd
12 Erickson St. Ste. 201
Boston, MA 02122
Telephone: (617) 820-8400
Fax: (617) 687-0444
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed