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Matthew E. Mitchell – Special Counsel

Matthew E. Mitchell, Special CounselBorn Niagara Falls, New York; admitted to bar, 1988, Massachusetts; 2018, New York; 1988 U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Practice Areas:  Civil Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Environmental Law; Corporate Law.


University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1984)

Vermont Law School (J.D.,1988)

Vermont Law School (M.S.L., magna cum laude, 1992)


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association

Personal Biography:

An attorney since 1988, Mr. Mitchell was previously associated with Lynch and Lynch (1989-1992); McGregor and Shea (1992-1995); and Morrison, Mahoney and Miller (1995-1997), where he practiced in the areas of insurance defense, wetlands, hazardous and solid waste, brownfields, zoning and subdivision control, and toxic torts.

From 1997-2003, Mr. Mitchell was Partner at Keegan, Werlin & Pabian, LLP and head of the Litigation Department, where he managed environmental, corporate, insurance coverage, real estate, employment, construction and public utility cases.  Shortly after leaving Keegan, Werlin & Pabian, Mr. Mitchell was appointed to the Board of Directors for a two-year term by a former client with a world-wide licensee network selling a proprietary personality assessment tool to public and private companies.  From 2003-2007, Mr. Mitchell was General Counsel to Massachusetts Environmental Associates, a landfill capping and closure company in Newton, Massachusetts.  As General Counsel at Source One Financial Corporation from 2007-2015, he handled contract, insurance, litigation, corporate, bankruptcy, collection, and employment issues in Massachusetts trial and Appellate courts.

From 2015-2017, Mr. Mitchell managed a solo practice focused on litigating property and casualty insurance coverage issues.  He also represented applicants for permits under the Wetlands Protection Act and local municipal bylaws, including appeals to the Superior Court and the Department of Environmental Protection.  Mr. Mitchell joined Wilder & Linneball, LLP in 2018.

Mr. Mitchell is a former Member of the Town of Scituate Conservation Commission, which regulates activities in coastal and inland wetlands. He also coached the Boston Bear Cubs, a special needs hockey team, as well as youth soccer in Marshfield, Massachusetts. 

His reported decisions include:  Source One Financial Corporation v. Omni Insurance Company, 2011 Mass. App. Div. 142 (2011); Source One Financial Corporation v. Safety Insurance Company, 2012 Mass. App. Div. 124 (2012); Source One Financial Corporation v. McCarthy’s Towing, 2014 Mass. App. Div. 48 (2014); and Source One Financial Corporation v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, 2015 Mass. App. Div. 167 (2015).