Specific Service Offerings
  • Personal Injury
    • Slip and Falls
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Dog Bites
    • Workers’ Compensation
    • Truck and Bus Accidents
    • Elevator Accidents
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Defective Products
Honors/Awards
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney as designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Matt is among less than 2% of NJ practicing attorneys who have demonstrated sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Top Verdicts & Settlements in New Jersey 2019 – Obtained 18th highest personal injury settlement (22nd highest overall) and 43rd highest personal injury verdict (53rd highest overall) in New Jersey in 2019
  • Marquis Who’s Who, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016

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Memberships/Affiliations
  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Judge, Vincent J. Aprozzese High School Mock Trial Competition, January 2016
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Community Service
Representative Matters/Wins & Settlements
  • $1,495,000 settlement for client injured in fall at Resorts’ Casino in Atlantic City
  • $800,000 settlement for client who suffered neck and back injuries in a dump truck crash
  • $515,000 settlement for client who suffered neck, back, shoulder and knee injuries in Route 22 car crash
  • $500,000 verdict for client who suffered neck and back injuries after having been struck by a car while walking in a parking lot in Marlboro, NJ
  • $400,000 for client who suffered a shoulder injury in a bus crash in Freehold, NJ
  • $360,000 settlement for client who suffered neck injuries in a car crash on Route 537 in Colts Neck, NJ
  • $300,000 policy limits settlement for client who suffered neck injuries in a Route 202 car crash
  • $326,000 verdict for client who suffered neck injuries in crash with snow-plow truck
  • $300,000 policy limit settlement for client who was injured when struck by a pickup truck
  • $290,000 workers compensation settlement for a client who was injured in a work-related motorcycle ride to Tennessee
  • $280,000 workers compensation total disability settlement for client who suffered back injuries
  • $275,000 settlement for client who suffered neck injuries in Route 35 bus crash in Middletown, NJ
  • $250,000 settlement for client who aggravated back injuries in slip and fall on ice
  • $215,000 settlement for client who aggravated shoulder injuries in single vehicle car crash
  • $215,000 settlement for client who suffered neck and back injuries in car crash
  • $215,000 settlement for client injured in a slip and fall
  • $200,000 settlement for client who suffered neck and back injures as a passenger in a taxi crash
  • $190,000 settlement for client injured in a slip and fall accident
  • $175,000 workers compensation settlement for client who injured knee
  • $175,000 settlement for client who suffered neck and back injuries in a car crash
  • $150,000 settlement for client who suffered neck and back injuries in car crash
Speaking Engagements
  • Moderator, Civil Practice Basics: “Direct Examination of Fact & Expert Witnesses”, Middlesex County Bar Association, 2016.
  • Speaker, How to Handle Your First: Motion/Arbitration/Deposition & Trial, Young Lawyers Committee CLE Seminar, Middlesex County Bar Association, December 2016
  • Moderator, Civil Practice Basics: Direct Examination of Fact & Expert Witnesses, Middlesex County Bar Association, October 2016.
  • You Don’t Get Two Bites at That Apple – The Potential to Preclude Third-Party Claims When Seeking Authorized Treatment in a Companion Workers’ Compensation Case, The Middlesex Advocate, Middlesex County Bar Association, September 2016.
Publications
Education
  • Juris Doctor, Villanova University School of Law
  • Monmouth Bar Association – Judge Neale F. Hooley Scholarship Award (‘09, ‘10, ‘11)
  • B.A. degree, State University of New York at Albany
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York

FOCUSING ON PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Matthew G. Bonanno
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Matthew G. Bonanno
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Matt effectively handles a broad range of personal injury and workers’ compensation matters, from inception to completion. He dedicates himself to advocating fiercely on behalf of his clients, who may not otherwise have a voice in the justice system. Matt is driven to leverage the law to obtain the best possible results for his clients.

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