Matthew D. Norfolk (Lake Placid, New York)
Matthew D. Norfolk (Lake Placid, New York)

Matthew D. Norfolk

Licensed for 17 years

Practice Area: Civil Litigation, Federal Civil Litigation, Trial Practice 14 more areas of practice + 14 more

Contact
877-548-5190

Matthew D. Norfolk

877-548-5190

Serving Lake Placid, NY view address

Partner at firm Briggs Norfolk LLP

Serving Lake Placid, NY view address

About Matthew D. Norfolk

Assistant District Attorney, Essex County, 2004-2006. Formerly with: Smith, Dwyer and Bliss, P.C.; Condon & Forsyth LLP; Rivkin, Radler & Kremer, LLP; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, Corporate Counsel.

Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Sports Agency Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Residential Real Estate

Client Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 15 reviews
  • 93% client recommended 14 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
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    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.6/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/24/16

    New York - I would refer anyone and everyone to seek out counsel from
    Matthew D. Norfolk - thank you Read more

    New York - I would refer anyone and everyone to seek out counsel from
    Matthew D. Norfolk - thank you

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 04/04/13

    Matt displays a willingness and ability to listen to the client. His understanding of the situation and realization of the best approach in
    finding a fair and equita... Read more

    Matt displays a willingness and ability to listen to the client. His understanding of the situation and realization of the best approach in
    finding a fair and equitable solution is unmatched.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 06/13/12

    Matthew Norfolk applied more than his intelligence, knowledge, and experience to my case: he also demonstrated imagination and creativity in analyzing the circumstances a... Read more

    Matthew Norfolk applied more than his intelligence, knowledge, and experience to my case: he also demonstrated imagination and creativity in analyzing the circumstances and actions of the defendants to arrive at a very smart plan of action. His timing was always very good, he explained things well and kept me informed. But more than anything, he impressed me by really using his head! His assistant Mary McAllister was also excellent, by the way.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/08/11

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/08/11

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/07/11

    Matt provided thoughtful and well-targeted legal advice. He zealously advocated for my case and was always well prepared and available to me. He is a consummate professio... Read more

    Matt provided thoughtful and well-targeted legal advice. He zealously advocated for my case and was always well prepared and available to me. He is a consummate professional and his fees are honest and reasonable. I have complete confidence in his abilities and will continue to use his services in the future.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/07/11

    Matt has been outstanding in serving my best interests when dealing with professional lacrosse teams. He has always gone the extra mile to help me further my career. Read more

    Matt has been outstanding in serving my best interests when dealing with professional lacrosse teams. He has always gone the extra mile to help me further my career.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Small Business on 12/07/11

    My company has worked with Matt on several occasions with great satisfaction. We are in a small market and reputations are easily known. Matt is well respected in our mar... Read more

    My company has worked with Matt on several occasions with great satisfaction. We are in a small market and reputations are easily known. Matt is well respected in our marketplace and he was an easy choice for us. Matt was time sensitive to our needs and a great communicator on every level.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 12/07/11

    Matthew is attentive to detail with strong communication skills. He pays attention to the rights of his clients no matter how big or small a case it is. Read more

    Matthew is attentive to detail with strong communication skills. He pays attention to the rights of his clients no matter how big or small a case it is.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 05/18/11

    Matt, was in my corner from the start & went above and beyond to win my case. Read more

    Matt, was in my corner from the start & went above and beyond to win my case.

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 6 reviews
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  • Legal Knowledge

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    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.2/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 09/03/16 in Personal Injury

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 09/01/16 in Criminal Law

    Matt is an excellent lawyer and a great guy. If I cannot handle a potential client's case, one of the people I will refer them to is Matt. He practices in many differen... Read more

    Matt is an excellent lawyer and a great guy. If I cannot handle a potential client's case, one of the people I will refer them to is Matt. He practices in many different areas of law and does it well. From night court to State Supreme Court!

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 08/26/16 in Civil Litigation

    I highly recommend Matt Norfolk to prospective clients. Matt is highly-skilled, extremely bright, hard-working and well-respected among his peers and throughout the Lake... Read more

    I highly recommend Matt Norfolk to prospective clients. Matt is highly-skilled, extremely bright, hard-working and well-respected among his peers and throughout the Lake Placid region and north country. I have always found Matt to be honest and highly-ethical and among the relatively small percentage of attorneys that an adversary or fellow attorney can trust without reservation.

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Associate on 09/03/16 in Civil Litigation

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      4.0/5.0
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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/26/16 in Real Estate

    Matt is a very strong practitioner with a breadth of knowledge in various areas of the law. Matt is pragmatic and a pleasure to work. Read more

    Matt is a very strong practitioner with a breadth of knowledge in various areas of the law. Matt is pragmatic and a pleasure to work.

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

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  • 3.6/5.0 by a Partner on 12/04/14 in General Practice

    I'd rather see him litigate in the courtroom rather than the newspapers. Read more

    I'd rather see him litigate in the courtroom rather than the newspapers.

    • Legal Knowledge

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1999, New York
      U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
      U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
      Law School Attended
      St. John's University School of Law
      Class of 1998
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Cornell University
      Class of 1995
      B.S.
      Natural Resources
      Associations & Memberships
      Essex County and New York State Bar Associations.
      Representative Cases
      De George v. Am. Airlines (in Re Air Crash at Belle Harbor), MDL NO. 1448 (RWS), 02 Civ. 4765 (RWS), 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 19836 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 17, 2002)
      McCulley v. N.Y.S. Dep't of Envtl. Conservation, 593 F. Supp. 2d 422
      2006 U.S. Dist. Lexis 33748 (N.D.N.Y. May 17, 2006)
      Grabowski v. Gizzi, 8:07-CV-1242 (LEK/DRH), 2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 101109 (N.D.N.Y Dec. 15, 2008)
      Laselva v. Schmidt, 8:08-CV-112 (GLS/RFT), 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 39770 (May 7, 2009)
      Blum v. Grunberg, 270 A.D.2d 220, 704 N.Y.S.2d 845 (2d Dept. 2000)
      Zelanis v. N.Y.S. Adirondack Park Agency, 27 Misc. 3d 1229A, 911 N.Y.S.2d 697, 2010 N.Y. Misc. Lexis 1405, 243 N.Y.L.J. 123 (Sup. Ct. Essex Co. 2010)
      Hodges v. Beattie, 68 A.D.3d 1597, 893 N.Y.S.2d 289 (3d Dept. 2009)
      Klein by Klein v. Seenauth, 180 Misc. 2d 213, 687 N.Y.S.2d 889 (New York City Court, Queens Co. 1999)
      Woodhill Electric v. Jeffrey Beamish, Inc., 73 A.D.3d 1421, 904 N.Y.S.2d 232 (3d Dept. 2010)
      In the Matter of the Alleged Violation of Article 9 of the Environmental Conservation Law and Part 196 of Title 6 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, by James W. McCulley, DEC Case No. R5-20050613-505, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, 2009 N.Y. Env. Lexis 26, (May 19, 2009).
      Hobbies & Interests
      Family, Hunting, Fishing, Lacrosse, Traveling, Fiction writing and Skiing.
      Languages
      Japanese