Attorney at Law
I have first chaired federal and state jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations.
"Mr. Crotty was beyond excellent with his handling and execution of my case and the two trials that it involved. He had a very difficult and challenging case that set precedent for all veterans across the US and was opposed by a counsel who used tactics that were less then above bar. His demeanor was fantastic throughout the case but the most impressive quality he has is his outstanding and dedicated work ethic. Mr. Crotty did not spare any time, cut corners or lower his standards for an easier and quicker solution that would have sacrificed an aspect of the case. Additionally his courtroom presence and speech and integrity is second to none. I was proud to have him represent me."
"Matt represented me on a shareholder derivative lawsuit against my investment company’s manager. Matt’s work resulted in the court finding that the investment manager breached his fiduciary duties and a resulting settlement of the case. I would recommend Matt on such cases in the future."
Crotty & Son Law Firm, P.L.L.C
Owner and Attorney
Nov 2012 - Present
Serve as owner and attorney of multi-faceted law firm that litigates veteran-related employment discrimination cases nation-wide and other personal injury, corporate, and other litigation matters regionally.
Conducts all aspect of trial practice from client intake through discovery to trial while being in charge of all administrative, marketing, and ownership aspects of business.
First chaired federal jury trials and state jury trials.
Maintains national-level practice litigating cases involving violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA). Information regarding the USERRA practice is available at www.servicememberlaw.com
Successfully litigated Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and garden-variety negligence actions obtaining favorable results at both the summary judgment and jury trial stages.
Washington Army National Guard
Jun 2001 - Present
Led the rapid collection, analysis, and dissemination effort of critical information to various military and civilian agencies under strict time constraints in a combat zone.
Initiated and led a multi-service and interagency intelligence collection effort that resulted in the destruction of an al Qaeda cell and the capture of its cell leader
Selected above eight individuals of higher rank and experience to lead a 30-person multi-service intelligence collection unit in a combat zone; unit identified numerous gun smuggling routes and terrorist facilities spanning the Middle East and the world and facilitated targeting of the same.
Commanded 97-person Military Intelligence Company; promoted ahead of peers to Major.
Served as second-in-command of 500-person information and technology centric organization charged with providing communications infrastructure, intelligence collection, and support services. Promoted at first opportunity to Lieutenant Colonel.
Selected above peers to command 350-person intelligence battalion charged with providing signal and tactical human intelligence collection, analysis, and support services.
Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole PS
Attorney at Law
May 2009 - Oct 2012
Worked in firm's civil litigation department.
First chaired varied arbitration and bench trials resulting in positive outcomes for clients.
Developed nationally recognized practice representing members of the U.S. Armed Services in employment discrimination cases involving violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA).
Paine Hamblen LLP
Attorney at Law
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Worked in law firm's civil litigation department.
First chaired numerous arbitrations involving personal injury breach of contract cases.
Assisted in litigating insurance bad faith, wrongful death, and personal injury cases.
May 1997 - Jan 2001
1997 - 2001; Intelligence Officer; 75th Ranger Regiment & 25th Infantry Division