att’s 40 years of practice and extensive trial experience set him apart. He has been practicing law since 1983. He has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict in State and Federal courts, as well as hundreds of non-jury cases in the State Superior and District courts. Matt has received the highest peer-review rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell.
Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and workers compensation. Matt regularly appears in New Hampshire superior and district courts and the Federal district court of New Hampshire. He also handles cases, with the aid of local counsel, where clients are injured outside of New Hampshire, such as Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Florida, Maryland, Arkansas and even Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Matt is known as an attorney who is ready, willing and able to take a case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached. The result is that most often, Matt is able to resolve the case favorably, without the need of trial. However, when trial becomes necessary, Matt will prepare the case well and effectively present it to a judge or jury.
Matt is an attorney that will take on the difficult case. It is not uncommon for Matt to take on a client whose case has been rejected by other attorneys and achieve an excellent result. Often times, other attorneys refer these cases directly to him, respecting his willingness and ability to take them on.
Matt also has extensive appellate experience, having briefed and argued some 35 cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Matt is a trusted community leader. He served 5 terms as mayor of the City of Laconia and 4 terms as a City Councilor. Matt has served as Chairman of the Laconia Airport Authority and the Laconia/Gilford Economic Development Authority. He has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
In 2007, the New Hampshire Bar Association awarded Matt the Vicki M. Bunnel Award for outstanding community service.
Matt and his dedicated staff provide excellent service to his clients. Clients are treated fairly and with respect and are always kept up to date about the status of their case. The bulk of Matt’s new cases are referrals from satisfied clients.
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"Matthew Lahey is an excellent lawyer with exactly the trial skills and judgment required...I know him best from his work in workers' comp. matters which he excels at as well. He's "a-rated" in my book."
"An experienced and personable opponent. A gentleman in every sense of the word, but one who is always cognizant of his client's position."
"I have known Attorney Lahey for over 25 years. He is an exceptional attorney in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and workers' compensation. He is a highly ethical attorney. I would obtain his services above any other attorney in NH in the areas I have indicated he practices in."
"Lahey is an unusually skilled and determined advocate. He is very strong on the law. I have known and worked with him since 1984-85. I call him for advice. He is very active in the Laconia NH community."
"Outstanding lawyer with highest integrity and respect of the community"