PRACTICE AREAS: Criminal Defense and Appeals, Civil Litigation
ADMITTED: State of New York; State of New Jersey; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Matthew W. Brissenden graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University, with dual degrees in Economics and Philosophy. Thereafter, he attended The University of Michigan Law School, generally ranked as one of the top law schools in the country.
Upon graduating from law school Mr. Brissenden accepted a position in the commercial litigation department of a large, highly regarded Manhattan law firm. During his tenure there, Mr. Brissenden gained extensive experience in the field of complex civil litigation, representing sophisticated, institutional clients in a wide variety of substantive areas.
In 2003, Mr. Brissenden took a position with Stephen P. Scaring, widely considered to be Long Island's preeminent criminal defense attorney. At Stephen P. Scaring, P.C., Mr. Brissenden specialized in the representation of clients charged with various types of fraud and white collar offenses.
In 2006, Mr. Brissenden was elevated to the position of partner, and the firm Scaring & Brissenden, PLLC was formed. Mr. Brissenden has handled a large number of high profile cases, representing a wide variety of corporate and individual clients with respect to both federal and state prosecutions throughout Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
In 2011, Mr. Brissenden started Matthew W. Brissenden, P.C., a full service litigation practice, servicing clients throughout Long Island and the five boroughs. He maintains an office in Garden City.
Mr. Brissenden has been selected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to serve on its Criminal Justice Panel, representing indigent appellants. He is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Central Islip U.S. Court Committee, the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Nassau County Bar Association.