Our People

Matthew H. FeinbergMatthew H. Feinberg

Matthew Feinberg is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with over 40 years of experience.  He specializes in criminal defense, contested divorce litigation, bar discipline, mediation and civil litigation. He has tried nearly 100 cases to juries, both in state and federal court.  His matrimonial work includes complex, high net worth cases usually involving business valuation of partnerships, closed corporations and the like.  He also has a considerable appellate practice in these areas.

After graduating from Tufts University in 1964, Mr. Feinberg attended Boston University School of Law.  He received his LL.B degree in 1967.

Mr. Feinberg is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, where he has argued on three occasions. His dedication to ethics and his superior legal skills have earned him the highest rank of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  In addition, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and previously served on its Board of Managers.

Mr. Feinberg sat on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Violence Against Children.  He was the legal director for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Feinberg has also served as an adjunct professor of constitutional law and criminal procedure, and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Memberships:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Committee/Board Memberships and Publications:

  • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Murder List (1981 - 2015)
  • Criminal Justice Act panel member for appointment as counsel to indigent defendants (1981 - 1995) (1997 - 2015)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Roca, Inc., (2011-present)
  • Former Member of Board of Directors and Vice Chairman, Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Volunteer Attorney for the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
  • Advisory Committee, the National Network for the Right to Counsel
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children (1988 to 1991)
  • Member, Massachusetts Special Commission on Violence Against Children, Subcommittee on Substantiation, Review, Fair Hearings for Alleged Perpetrators, and Central Registry
  • Co-author, "Foster Parents' Access to the Courts in Custody Matters: Care and Protection of Zelda," The Massachusetts Family Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3, September, 1989
  • Co-author, "Federal Bank Fraud: A Growth Industry in an Otherwise Sluggish New England Economy", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, February 24, 1992
  • Co-author, "Dramatic Changes to Discovery Rules in State," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 4, 1994

 


 

Robin Gifford Robin Gifford -- Paralegal and Office Administrator

Robin Gifford is a paralegal with over 25 years of experience in domestic relations, civil litigation and criminal law.  She graduated from the University of Washington in 1980, and continued her education with post-baccalaureate paralegal coursework.  With a goal of minimizing client legal expenses, Ms. Gifford prepares initial drafts of pleadings, oversees discovery, formulates and maintains systems of document control, and participates in all aspects of the case from initial client contact to trial preparation.