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United States Supreme Court Admission

matt : August 7, 2017 3:57 pm : Firm News

I am pleased and proud to announce that I have been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.


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It’s not my case, I promise…

matt : September 27, 2016 6:32 pm : Firm News

I’m quite certain I’ve spent more time talking about the Charlie Tan case in the last year than any other case that I was not involved in.  In any event, here is the link to the recent Democrat and Chronicle article about the District Attorney’s Office appealing the trial court’s decision to grant the defense’s Trial Order of Dismissal.

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Channel 10 Appearance

matt : November 7, 2015 11:00 am : Firm News

Matt joined Brett Davidson of WHEC Channel 10 to give his thoughts on the next steps in the Charlie Tan murder case (spoiler alert: it’s likely there are no next steps).

Check it out here.

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Recent TV Appearance

matt : May 26, 2015 11:55 am : Firm News

Mr. Rich recently spoke with WROC Channel 8’s Rachel Barnhart about the trial of Thomas Johnson III, who has been convicted of the murder of Rochester Police Officer Darryl Pierson.

Check it out here.

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Jury Selection Article

matt : April 27, 2015 11:08 am : Firm News

Mr. Rich was recently featured in an article in the Democrat and Chronicle regarding the importance of jury selection at criminal trials.

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TV Appearance

matt : August 11, 2014 9:57 pm : Firm News

I was honored to appear recently on “It’s About Money” hosted by Nannette Nocon.

Please follow this link to view the program.

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BBB Accreditation

matt : March 5, 2014 10:11 am : Firm News


We are proud to announce that The Law Offices of Matthew J. Rich, P.C. has been approved for accreditation by the Better Business Bureau.  In line with the philosophy of the BBB, our firm is committed to fairness and honesty in dealing with our clients.  Look for the BBB torch logo at the bottom right of every page of the website, and visit our BBB profile page here.

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D&C Article – Fallen Five Land

admin : January 13, 2012 9:27 am : Firm News

Gary Craig posted a follow up article to the fallen five prosecutors. As you can see, Matthew J. Rich has moved on and is On Your Side.

Read Gary’s piece here: Democrat and Chronicle


Technology in the Courtroom

admin : December 20, 2011 2:12 pm : Firm News

Matthew J. Rich has long been known as a skilled trial attorney and dedicated client advocate. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle recently added prolific user of technology in the courtroom to his accolades. [[Click to read the full article.]]

When asked how his expertise in using technology both inside and outside the courtroom would benefit his clients now that he’s established a private practice Mr. Rich commented, “I am always on the lookout for new ways to communicate with clients, judges and juries.   It’s important to me to stay on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to helping my clients.”

With his experience and cutting edge skills, Matthew J. Rich is truly on your side.

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From the archives…

matt : December 19, 2011 4:04 pm : Firm News

Please find some links below to a few of the notable cases I handled during my career as a prosecutor:

People v. Larry Brown – 2010



People v. Michael Small – 2009


People v. Carrie Fulmore – 2010

People v. Quentin Stanback – 2007

People v. Sean Humby – 2008


People v. Calvin Johnson – 2011


People v. Thomas Boyde IV – 2007

People v. Lawrence Bright – 2009

People v. Alonzo Taylor – 2006

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