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Matthew Ian Marks

Matthew Ian Marks

Long Island City, New York






Matthew I. Marks, Esq., graduated from The State University of New York at Albany in 1996. He then received his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1999, where he was a member of the Hofstra Law Review. Matthew was admitted to the New York State Bar, The Southern and Eastern District Federal Courts of New York, in 2000.

As a former senior associate at a large employment discrimination firm, Matthewhandled complex litigation, with an emphasis on employment law and civil rights litigation. He also handled restrictive covenants and contract litigation. In this role, he was known for his complex and novel legal arguments, many of which have been noted by opposing attorneys and judges alike. He has successfully handled several cases of first impression. Matthew utilizes his refined knowledge of civil rights and employment law to successfully represent clients in cases involving policies and procedures related to workforce diversity; contract compliance; Titles VI, VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; relevant federal and New York State laws; equal employment opportunity law; and educational equity. He has also worked for the Law Department of the City of New York. There he defended the City in several major, high-profile class action civil rights litigations.

Matthew joined Ricotta & Marks, P.C., in 2011. Here, he is committed to giving his clients personalized attention and getting them the highest possible awards in their cases.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Employment Law
  • 20% Civil Rights
  • Employment Law — Employee

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. – 1999
    • Law Review: Staff, 1998 – 1999
  • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York
    • B.A. – 1996
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases


  • Thomas Ricotta
  • Jeffrey K. Brown
  • David N. Sloan

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nassau County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Leeds, Morreli & Brown, P.C., Senior Associate, 2008 – 2011
  • New York City Corporation Counsel, Attorney, 2008

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Office Location

Ricotta & Marks, P.C.
1 Old Country Road, Suite 347
Carle Place, NY 11514

Phone: 347-464-8694
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Long Island City Office
3110 37th Avenue, Suite 401
Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: 347-464-8694
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