Matthew Sadler was born in Bridgeport and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut before journeying to Williamsburg, Virginia to attend the College of William and Mary. There he met his lovely wife Fedra. The two have been inseparable for more than fourteen years and married for the last eight. They live in Milford, Connecticut with their young son, but both miss their time in Chicago, where Matt taught Third Grade and Kindergarten at Betsy Ross Elementary School on Chicago’s Southside.
After finishing his work with Teach for America in Chicago, Matt continued his travels, attending Boston College Law School, which left him close enough to attend his brothers’ football games. Following graduation from law school, Matt worked at the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) in Washington, D.C., as an appellate litigator representing veterans before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He also held the position as the project manager for NVLSP’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, mentoring dozens of pro bono counsel as they procured lay and medical evidence and drafted legal arguments for veterans’ cases at various stages of development and appeal.
Returning to Connecticut to be closer to his father, mother, and two brothers (Chris and Zach), he practiced personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense at Fazzano & Tomasiewicz, LLC, a fifty-eight year old law firm in Hartford, Connecticut.
Matt and Fedra greatly enjoyed living in downtown Hartford, but Fedra’s journey brought her to employment in New Haven and the couple sought a shorter commute for the new mother.
Matt loves baseball, and despite an eleven-year absence, three years ago began playing doubleheaders on Sundays with the Southington Navigators of the Connecticut North Men’s Senior Baseball League. His eagerness to resume his duties as a catcher resulted in a torn labrum and torn bicep tendon. He now watches baseball.
In legal practice since 2007, Matt continues to focus on personal injuries claims, workers compensation claims, and criminal defense. He has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients and successfully defended many who faced criminal charges.
- State of Connecticut
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut
- United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Supreme Court of the United States
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
- Milford Bar Association
- New Haven Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Member, Committee on Medical Marijuana
- Boston College Law School, Cum Laude
- College of William and Mary