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Matthew Rosen concentrates his practice in the areas of general liability and premises liability, general negligence, and construction accidents arising under Labor Law 240 and 241. He also specializes in the defense of vertical transportation matters, arising out of elevator and escalator personal injuries. Mr. Rosen regularly defends elevator maintenance companies in cases involving allegations of leveling issues, improper door operation and claims of erratic operation and also defends buildings owners in claims involving ceiling collapses, improper maintenance and building code violations. He has also argued numerous cases before the Appellate Divisions of the First Department and Second Department and has obtained numerous reversals of lower Court decisions, resulting in the dismissal of all claims.

While in law school, Mr. Rosen took part in a civil advocacy group and assisted the efforts of seekers of political asylum from China and Sudan. Additionally, he served as a law clerk in a criminal defense firm, assisting in the investigation and defense of a high-profile homicide case.

After graduating from New York Law School, Mr. Rosen served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, serving in the Criminal Court and Grand Jury Bureaus, and the Asset Forfeiture Unit, where he assisted in securing the assets of crimes.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.
  • New York Law School, J.D. 


  • New York State Bar Association
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