Matthew J. Hamel is an Associate with Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP.
His practice primarily focuses on litigation, trial, and appellate advocacy in defense of cities, towns, and other public employers in Massachusetts State and Federal Court against claims of negligence, premises liability, civil rights, discrimination, First Amendment, defamation, and employment matters. Additionally, he represents cities, towns, and other public employers before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP, Mr. Hamel was an Assistant Chief Counsel with the United States Department of Homeland Security, where he litigated complex immigration cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and represented the government in appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Mr. Hamel began his legal career as a term law-clerk for the Honorable Kathryn E. Hand of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Hamel also has prior experience as a Sergeant with a Federal Law Enforcement Agency, as well as extensive experience conducting healthcare fraud investigations.