Mathew P. Jasinski


Mathew Jasinski represents consumers, businesses, and governmental entities in class action and complex cases involving consumer protection, unfair trade practices, commercial, environmental and securities litigation. He also represents whistleblowers in qui tam cases under the False Claims Act.

Mathew’s litigation experience includes all aspects of trial work, from case investigation to appeal. He has represented plaintiffs in class actions involving such claims as breach of contract and unfair trade practices. He has experience in complex commercial cases regarding claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty and has represented an institutional investor in its efforts to satisfy a judgment obtained against the operator of a Ponzi scheme. Mathew obtained a seven-figure arbitration award in a case involving secondary liability for an investment advisor’s conduct under the Uniform Securities Act. He played a leadership role in litigation against Wells Fargo, which resulted in a $79 million settlement on behalf of financial advisors whose deferred compensation was forfeited, in alleged violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He was part of the team that secured a $160 million settlement to resolve claims of alleged unpaid overtime on behalf of nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He also helped to reach a $12.5 million settlement to resolve claims that alleged cancer care provider 21st Century Oncology failed to protect private information for millions of patients in a 2015 data breach.

Mathew also contributes to the firm’s appellate group, having argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits, the Connecticut Appellate Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, and the Delaware Supreme Court. He also has worked on numerous appeals before other state and federal appellate courts across the country.

Prior to joining Motley Rice in 2009, Mathew practiced complex commercial and business litigation at a large defense firm. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Justice David M. Borden (ret.) of the Connecticut Supreme Court. During law school, Mathew served as executive editor of the Connecticut Law Review and judging director of the Connecticut Moot Court Board. He placed first in various moot court and mock court competitions, including the Boston region mock trial competition of the American Association for Justice. As an undergraduate, Mathew served on the board of associate directors for the University of Connecticut’s honors program and was recognized with the Donald L. McCullough Award for his student leadership.

Mathew continues to demonstrate civic leadership in the local Hartford community. He is vice chairman of the board of directors for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and an elder of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church. On October 15, 2020, Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson appointed Mathew to serve as a member of the Client Security Fund Committee. Mathew was also recently appointed by Speaker Matthew D. Ritter of the Connecticut House of Representatives to serve on the board of trustees for the Connecticut Tobacco and Health Trust Fund. Mathew was previously a commissioner of the Hartford Parking Authority and served on the city’s Charter Revision Commission. 

Published Works

“On the Causes and Consequences of and Remedies for Interstate Malapportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives” (Jasinski and Ladewig, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2008)

“Hybrid Class Actions:  Bridging the Gap Between the Process Due and the Process that Functions” (Jasinski and Narwold), The Brief, Fall 2009

*Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.


J.D. with high honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2006

B.A. summa cum laude, University of Connecticut, 2003

Licensed In

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and Southern District of New York


American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court

Phi Beta Kappa

Awards and Accolades

Rising Stars list
2013–2021 Business litigation; Class action/mass torts; Appellate
Selection criteria

2019–2023 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Financial Lawyers

2018  “New Leaders in Law”