Matthew Weinick is a partner at Famighetti & Weinick, PLLC, located in Melville, New York, and he serves Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York Metropolitan area. Mr. Weinick’s practice focuses on employment and civil rights law, representing employees and individuals. He handles matters such as sexual harassment, hostile work environments, unlawful terminations, retaliation, and discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, disability, national origin, and pregnancy. Mr. Weinick also litigates Constitutional violations such as First Amendment and due process. Most recently, Mr. Weinick won a jury trial on a First Amendment political retaliation case.
Assisting his clients through their most difficult times, Mr. Weinick has earned a reputation as a skilled attorney. The New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine listed Mr. Weinick as a “Rising Star” in 2012 and 2013, an honor reserved for less than 2.5% of the lawyers in the State. In the past, he served as a Deputy County Attorney for Nassau County, defending the county and its employees against civil lawsuits including false arrests, excessive force, and First Amendment rights violations.
Mr. Weinick is a cum laude graduate of Hofstra University School of Law. While there, he served as notes and comments editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, for which he co-authored a highly regarded legal article on the subject of employee rights. Mr. Weinick also served as an intern to United States District Court Judge Denis R. Hurley. Mr. Weinick is admitted to practice law in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York, and the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and serves on its Labor and Employment Law committee and Federal Courts committee. Mr. Weinick’s article “U.S. Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Title VII Retaliation Claims” was published in the Bar Association’s January 2014 edition of Nassau Lawyer.
Mr. Weinick’s dedication to helping others is evident from his years of volunteer work. He is a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care. He regularly responds to emergency calls with his community’s volunteer fire department.