Matthew D. Rush

Matthew D. Rush


Matthew D. Rush

Matthew D. Rush is a partner at Sloane and Walsh, LLP.  Matthew is a graduate of Vermont Law School (J.D., 2007), Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (M.E.M., 2003), and Boston College (B.S. 2001).  Matthew is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Matthew maintains a complex civil litigation caseload in the areas of environmental liability and toxic tort law, construction defect law, construction contract disputes, general and premises liability, motor vehicle tort law, products liability, employment law, insurance coverage, and bad faith law.  Additionally, Matthew counsels clients on environmental claims and coverage as well as on environmental regulatory compliance and enforcement actions.  Matthew also counsels construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners, on a full range of construction contract issues, including claims, project delays and extra work, and contract interpretation.  Matthew has been selected to the 2012 through 2016 Massachusetts Rising Stars list published by New England Super Lawyers Magazine.

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law & Toxic Tort Law
  • Construction Defect Law & Construction Law
  • General Liability Litigation
  • Employment Law Defense
  • Insurance Practice, Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Subrogation Law
  • Property Insurance Law
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Automobile & Trucking Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • M.E.M. - 2003
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized as a Rising Star Lawyer in New England Super Lawyers – 2012, 2013
  • Awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence – 2006

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Lectures and Publications

  • 14th Annual ARS Insurance Symposium, Gillette Stadium, Expert Witnesses with Scientist Daniel W. Bernazzani: Witness a Live Direct and Cross-examination of One of Our Nation’s Premier Water/Mold Experts.
  • 13th Annual ARS Insurance Symposium, Gillette Stadium, Everything You Need to Know: Law Update for Insurance Claim Professionals and Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. (January 2012 Seminar), Subrogation and Spoliation of Evidence
  • 12th Annual ARS Insurance Symposium, Gillette Stadium, New Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Cases