Einhorn Harris Associate, Matthew S. Coleman, has recently been named as one of 10 Trustees of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2016-2017 term.
Coleman, recently named to 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, joined Einhorn Harris in its matrimonial and family law department in April 2013. He earned his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from New York University in 2003 and his J.D. in 2009 from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ.
After graduating from law school, Matthew became a law clerk for the Honorable Maureen B. Mantineo, P.J.F.P – Presiding Judge for the Family Part court in Hudson, County, where he handled all aspects of family law matters including divorce, custody and parenting time disputes, child support cases, domestic violence and related matters. As a law clerk he served as a liaison between the Court and attorneys and self-represented litigants to affectively address all aspects of case management, court procedure and substantive legal issues.
While attending law school, Matthew became involved in many public interest issues as a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation and Public Interest Committee. He was awarded the Marsha Wenk Fellowship during his second year of law school. This Fellowship, awarded to only two students each year, allowed Matthew to work with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. Additionally, he was co-chair of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Caucus at Rutgers and a member of the National Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Bar Association.
His support in helping others continued as a victim advocate for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project while still in law school. There, he worked with the domestic violence intake unit of the Essex county Superior Court, providing victims of domestic violence with an overview of the legal process in obtaining restraining orders. He also provided pro bono legal assistance to the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Agency as the Proskauer Rose Fellowship recipient, a summer grant awarded to a deserving law student who forgoes paid summer employment at a law firm to pursue public interest work.
A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Matthew resides in Hudson County.