Matt Jerzyk has spent the last 15 years fighting for you. He has brought litigation in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has won real results for his clients. These cases have included personal injury, medical malpractice, construction injury, workers’ rights and civil rights.
Matt is currently the City Solicitor for the City of Central Falls and deputy legal counsel to the Speaker of the Rhode Island. Previously, Matt served as legal counsel to the Speaker of the House and Majority Leader of the RI House of Representatives. Prior to that, he was senior legal counsel for the Mayor of Providence and Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Providence. He has also served as legal counsel to the Providence Planning Board, the Providence City Council Committee on Ordinances and the Providence Office of Economic Development.
Matt received his B.A. and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and received his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. Matt’s law review article “Gentrification’s Third Way” was published in the Harvard Law and Policy Review.
Matt honed his legal skills by working at Motley Rice and DeLuca and Weizenbaum, Ltd. Before entering the legal profession, Matt was the founding executive director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, a consultant for the Governor’s Commission on Race, Police and Community Relations and an organizer with District 1199 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Matt previously created the award-winning RIFuture.org political blog in 2005 before selling it in 2008. He has appeared in the Wall St. Journal, the Phoenix, the USA Today, the Providence Business News, the Providence Journal, WRNI, Newsmakers, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Democratic National Convention, NBC 10 News Conference, Daily Kos, RI Lawyers Weekly and was named 1 of the most 8 notable Rhode Islanders in 2008.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and their 4 young kids. He is an avid soccer fan and loves the intersection of politics, the law, data and communications. He also has served on the Board of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence , the RI Urban Debate League, the Transcending Through Education Foundation and the Cranston Conservation Commission.
Email Matt here or call him at 401-757-0370.
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