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Matthew J. Kidd

Matthew J. Kidd

Award winning Boston firm for Criminal Defense, Employment, Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury, Employment Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
John Carey
John Carey March 26, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I cannot give Matthew any higher praise, he made himself accessible at all times to assist a colleague on a case, which I found to be invaluable. Thanks Matt!
Client Reviews
R. R. May 25, 2023
Excellent Employment Attorney Matthew was a stellar attorney. He worked hard for me and came through with positive results. I would hire him again. Please call him if you have unemployment issues. He responded promptly to all of my questions. He listened intently and fought for me.
D. T. May 20, 2023
Fantastic attorney, highly knowledgeable and accessible Matt is a top grade attorney. He was available to navigate me through a crisis and continually provided top legal advice. He dug deep on any new space we hadn't yet explored and was available whenever I needed his support. I highly recommend Matt to anyone in Greater Boston looking for legal support and advice.
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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 has also completed the Supreme Judicial Court mandated 40 hour Mediation Course. Mr. Kidd hold a Notary Public and Construction Supervisor License from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by Avvo.com which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award 2017-2023.
Kidd was also named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers 2018-2023 and received the “Silver , Gold , and Platinum Client Champion” awards by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018-2019. Kidd has a perfect rating of 10.0 from both Avvo and Justia.

Mr. Kidd was named as a TOP 19 personal injury and criminal defense lawyer for 2020-2023 by Expertise.com. In addition, Expertise chose Attorney Kidd as one of Boston's top 20 employment lawyers for 2021-2023.

Attorney Kidd is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Tax Court.

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/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
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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 Criminal Defense Attorneys Boston
Expertise.com
Ranked in the top 19 of 437 firms analyzed in Boston.
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Super Lawyers
TOP 19 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston
Expertise.com
Ranked in the top 19 of 435 firms analyzed in Boston, MA
Gold Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Award for outstanding client reviews.
Top Contributor
Avvo
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
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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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
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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