Eugene Mattioni

Eugene Mattioni



Philadelphia, PA
215-629-1600(T), 215-923-2227(F) Swedesboro, NJ
856-241-9779(T), 856-241-9989(F)

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Eugene Mattioni Awarded 2017 Spirit of the Port Award

Mr. Mattioni, Shareholder at Mattioni, Ltd., was chosen by the Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey and received their 2017 Spirit of the Port Award. It is given annually to an individual selected by leaders in the maritime community, who epitomizes the spirit and humanity of our Port of Philadelphia and South Jersey.

Mr. Mattioni attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he graduated with honors. He is a licensed Master Mariner and was a member of the United States Naval Reserve. After graduating the USMMA, he attended Georgetown Law School, joined Mattioni, Ltd., and became a partner along with his brothers, Dante, Blasco, Faustino and John. The firm engages in many legal disciplines including substantial work in admiralty and maritime matters.

Mr. Mattioni concentrates his practice on Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and workers’ compensation claims, general litigation, employment claims, and various admiralty and maritime matters. His maritime practice involves investigation of casualties, and the handling of claims for pier damage, collision, pollution, and personal injury and death.

As a licensed Master Mariner of steam and motor vessels, any gross tons, oceans, Mr. Mattioni has practical experience in ship handling, cargo operations, and vessel management. Mr. Mattioni has more than 40 years of experience in providing legal counseling and litigation services to self-insured and commercially insured business clients in various industries, as well as to third-party claims administrators. He has litigated numerous claims for occupational injury and disease, toxic poisoning, product liability, and medical malpractice.

In recent years Mr. Mattioni has represented small and large businesses and individuals in many employment related claims, including discrimination claims based on race, national origin, gender, and age, as well as claims for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and violations of the Wage Payment and Collection Law. He successfully represented a regional health insurer in an ERISA/gender discrimination case which was tried in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has served as counsel to a municipality and handled all of its employment related claims, including those under the Family Medical Leave Act, and those for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and related issues. Mr. Mattioni also provides counseling to individuals and companies with regard to employee terminations and severance.

Mr. Mattioni has practical experience with various forms of alternative dispute resolution, and he has served as a mediator and arbitrator. He has written and lectured in the fields of workers’ compensation, with emphasis on the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and employment related claims.

Mr. Mattioni has been active in various legal and community associations. He is currently the Chairman of the Maritime Academy Charter School. Mr. Mattioni is a founding member along with his brother Dante, class of 1953 of the Maritime Academy Charter School. Starting with 300 Cadets in 2003 and they now have 820 Cadet students from the 2nd grade to the 12th grade. The school is now sending its Cadets upon graduation to the Seafarers Union School at Piney Point, State University of New York and employment with maritime companies operating on the Delaware River. As Chairman of the Board, Mr. Mattioni spends many hours in advancing the interest of its Cadet students, teachers and administrative staff. MACS is the only school in the City of Philadelphia with a U.S. Naval Sea Cadet program and Honor Guard. The Cadets frequently attend U.S. Coast Guard Boot Camp at Station Cape May. The 3rd and 4th grade Sea Shanty Chorus are in demand at maritime programs throughout the maritime community in the Delaware River and Bay. The Cadets attend many maritime programs including the sailing vessel Niagara, Seaport Museum, Wooden Boat Building, Sailing Club, State University of New York and Massachusetts Maritime Stem Program among other maritime related venues. The Cadets regularly appear in National Sea Perch Robotic Competition. The school has an award winning art program and music program. Virtually all of the graduates attend a college of their choice, including by way of example, Pennsylvania State University, Drexel University, Holy Family University, Chestnut Hill University, Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University, and many others.

Mr. Mattioni serves on the Board of the Maritime Exchange for the Bay and Delaware River. In 2016 Mr. Mattioni was appointed by Mayor Michael A. Nutter to be a member of the Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its Tributaries. The Commission has the power to grant licenses to pilots and regulate the services they provide among other duties and responsibilities. Mr. Mattioni was honored by being named 2014 Person of Year in recognition of his service to the Philadelphia Maritime Community by the Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society. Mr. Mattioni was recognized by his classmates and was awarded the 2017 Meritorious Alumni Service Award of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Mr. Mattioni is a peer reviewed, AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.



Practice Areas:

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment and Civil Rights
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Georgetown University School of Law, 1971, J.D.
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1962, B.S. (With Honors)

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1972
  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania,
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Professional Affiliations:

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Justinian Society
  • Maritime Academy Charter High School, Co-Founder, Board Member, and General Counsel, Currently Chairman of Board
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society
  • Saint Thomas More Society
  • Seaman’s Church Institute, Executive Board
  • The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia
  • The Longshore Claims Association
  • Solicitor-Vessel Owners & Captains Association, Inc.

Awards and Honors:

  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The Honorable Judge John B. Hannum
  • USMMA Meritorious Alumni Service
  • USMMA Outstanding Professional Achievement
  • Bronze Medallion - Chapel Of Four Chaplains
  • Living Faith Award - St. Bridget Parish Catholic Church
  • Sponsor US Merchant Marine and US Navy Armed Guard Memorial or World War !!
  • 1962 - 1971 USNR