Matthew J. Van Dusen

Partner

Primary Location: New York, NY

Secondary Location: Stamford, CT

Phone: 212.805.3900

Biography

I handle a multitude of interdisciplinary matters in multiple jurisdictions and I am known as a creative problem solver and litigator.  It is my job to resolve problems expeditiously and in a financially responsible manner.”

Matthew is the Managing Partner of Clausen Miller’s Connecticut office and is the firm’s “go to” attorney for Connecticut matters because of his proficiency in all areas of Connecticut practice. Besides being licensed in Connecticut, Matthew is also licensed in New Jersey and New York, and has built a reputation in the New York City Tri-State Area for defending construction, engineering, building defect, personal injury, legal malpractice, professional liability, subrogation, trucking liability, and ADA/employment practices matters in state and federal courts, as well before local and national arbitration forums. The firm’s corporate and insurance clients rely upon Matthew’s “hands on knowledge” in these jurisdictions, and seek his guidance both in litigation and pre-suit matters.

Matthew is experienced in handling all aspects of construction litigation matters, whether they be contract disputes, insurance disputes, injured workers, damaged buildings or other miscellaneous construction matters.  With this construction accident experience, Matthew has also expanded his practice into defending national retailers, restaurants, business owners, trucking companies and individuals in personal injury matters.  He also spends a great of time defending lawyers, insurance brokers, real estate professionals, architects and engineers both in courts and before Connecticut and New York agencies.

Matthew received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 1999.  In 2003, Matthew received his Juris Doctor Degree, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he was a member of the School’s Moot Court Team.

Matthew is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, and is a member of the trial bar in various federal districts in those states. Matthew is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Matthew resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, son and daughter.  Matthew is an active car club member, automobile enthusiast and amateur chef.

Education

  • J.D. Quinnipiac University School of Law, cum laude, 2003
  • B.S. University of Central Florida, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S.. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2011-2016

Matters of Note

  • Richards v. Cremer,

    No. 10210481, New York Division of Human Rights (Carrasquillo, Dir., Jan. 24, 2022)

  • Finest Towing & Auto Body Inc. v. Millennium Capital and Recovery Corporation,

    No. 115 100535 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Richmond County, DiDomenico, J., Nov. 19, 2021)

  • Dept. of State Div. of Licensing Srvcs. v. O’Brien,

    No. 2019-1467, 149-DOS-21 (N.Y.S.D.O.S., Paulose, ALJ, October 22, 2021)

  • Dept. of State Div. of Licensing Srvcs. v. O’Brien,

    No. 2019-1467, 03- DOSAPP-22, (N.Y.S.D.O.S., Shapiro, Special Deputy, March 14, 2022)

  • Alessio v. Amsterdam 78 LLC,

    No. 302288/2009 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Bronx County, Sherman, J. Dec. 10, 2015)

  • Zhu-Tam v. Charli Homes Corp.,

    No. 27898/2011 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Queens County, Kitzes, J., April 7, 2014)

  • Sovereign Bank v. Biagioni,

    2014 WL 1045550, 2014 N.Y. Slip. Op. 01741 (2d Dep’t Mar. 19, 2014)

  • Desmornes v. Towers and PetSmart, Inc.,

    No. CV126014159S, 2014 WL 1284434 (Conn.Super., Roche, J., Mar. 7, 2014)

  • Erad v. Waste Technology Corp.,

    No. 24042 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Queens County, Lebowitz, J., Jan. 7, 2014)

  • Oks v. A.L. Eastmond & Sons, Inc.,

    No. 306387 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Bronx County, Rodriguez, J., Jan. 6, 2014)

  • Riedel v. Marie D. Rainero Melley Trust,

    No. 11017/2010 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York County, Wright, J., Jan. 24, 2014)

  • The Pandolfi Organization, Inc. v. Capital Stack Fund II, LLC,

    Nos. 002846/2012; 14236/2012 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Nassau County, Driscoll, J. June 4, 2013)

  • Goldstein v. POP Burger,

    No. 7800 (NYS WCB, Davidowitz, WCJ., July 24, 2012)

  • Goldstein v. POP Burger,

    No. CV 11-4787 (AKT), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144826 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2012)

  • Lisa Taube v. Common Goal Systems, Inc.,

    No. 11-2380 (SDW)(MCA), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132684 (D.N.J. Nov. 16, 2011)

  • Lisa Taube v. Common Goal Systems, Inc.,

    No. 11-2380 (SDW)(MCA), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133969 (D.N.J. Nov. 1, 2011)

  • A-Right Plumbing, Sewer and Water Main Company, LLC v. Aquarion Operating Servs. Co.,

    282 Conn. 612, 922 A.2d 1084 (2007)

  • Lyte v. S. Cent. Conn. Reg'l Water Auth.,

    482 F. Supp. 2d 252 (D. Conn. 2007)

  • Luzerne County Ret. Bd. v. Makowski,

    No. 3:CV-03-1808 (ARC), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87246, 2007 WL 4211445 (M.D.Pa. Nov. 27, 2007)

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Houston

    Texas 77019

    2929 Allen Parkway

    American General Center, Suite 200

    Houston, Texas 77019

    T: 346.229.4612 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Boca Raton

    Florida 33434

    7777 Glades Road

    Suite 405

    Boca Raton, Florida 33434

    T: 561.765.5305 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick