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Matthew D. Holmes


(585) 473-3100 (Ext. 160)

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Matt represents sureties, corporations, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and construction managers on a wide array of commercial, construction, and surety issues. His practice includes all aspects of contract review and negotiation, all phases of state and federal court litigation, including analysis of claims, preparation of pleadings, document discovery and depositions, motions, settlement negotiations, trial preparation and appeals.

Matt received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law. In law school, Matt was very active in Syracuse’s advocacy programs. In 2014, he won the American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Scholarship. In 2015, he and his wife won the Bond Schoeneck & King Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition. Also during law school, Matt developed his advocacy capabilities by competing in multiple state and national trial competitions for Syracuse University College of Law’s National Trial Team. Matt’s experience in law school also includes an externship with the Honorable David E. Peebles, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York.

Practice Areas:

  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Arbitration, Mediation, and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court Admissions:

  • New York State
  • US District Court, Western District of New York
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Professional Associations:

  • Monroe County Bar Association