Matthew J. McColgan is a key player in the firm’s transportation practice, defending trucking and transportation companies in cases ranging from catastrophic injuries to property damage and cargo claims. He also handles premises liability and other casualty matters.
Matt’s practice consists not only of defending transportation matters in suit, but also providing 24/7 support to investigate accidents and losses when they occur and in counseling clients about how to manage losses pre-suit. Matt’s practice covers all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where he practices in all relevant state and federal courts. In addition, Matt assists in the defense of premises liability cases and other casualty matters. Throughout Matt’s career, he has had the privilege of representing a variety of clients, including supply chain logistics, property management, full service oil, lending and home care businesses. As a trial attorney, Matt understands the best settlement strategy is to be trial-ready. He strives to be efficient, to identify cases that merit early resolution, and to be responsive to his client’s business needs.
Matt earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA (now known as Commonwealth Law School). His trial experience began during his time as an intern with the Dauphin County Public Defender’s Office. In that role, he represented clients at preliminary hearings and formal arraignments, and successfully tried a case before a jury to verdict, resulting in an acquittal. Matt graduated from Widener having achieved Dean’s List and receiving Pro Bono Service distinction.
In addition to his trial and litigation practice. , Matt serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
B.A. Philosophy: Pre-law, 2011
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2014
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- ALFA International – Steering Committee Member: Transportation Practice and Gig Economy Practice Groups
- New Jersey Defense Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel – Executive Committee Member
- Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) – Young Professional Committee Member