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Matthew Taylor

Matthew specializes in public sector labor law, representing police officers, firefighters, and other public employees in internal investigations, disciplinary and termination proceedings, grievances, arbitrations, civil litigation, and collective bargaining. In addition to his legal experience, Matthew draws from his background in law enforcement and investigations to fight for his clients. He served as a police officer in NYPD’s 67th Precinct in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. He was also an investigator for the City of New York and a legal intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C.

Prior to joining Messing, Adam & Jasmine, Matthew spent his legal career representing large, corporate clients in firms with a global presence. Over time, he realized that his corporate practice was too impersonal for his taste, and he desired a more dynamic career with a strong, human element. He is thrilled to find the perfect fit at Messing Adam & Jasmine, with its focus on working closely with unions and dedicated public sector employees.


New York University School of Law, LL.M. 2011
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2005
Duke University, B.A. cum laude 1996

Affiliations & Memberships
State Bar of California
State Bar of New York
Bar Association of San Francisco


Contributing author to The Labor Beat, Messing Adam & Jasmine’s periodic publication highlighting topics germane to public sector labor employees