Matthew C. Monroe

Matthew C. Monroe

Of Counsel (Independent Contractor)


Philadelphia, PA
215-629-1600 (T), 215-923-2227 (F)

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Matthew C. Monroe is a seasoned commercial litigator and zoning attorney who has handled complex cases and matters across numerous industries, including real estate development, construction, health care, and hospitality. Mr. Monroe leverages extensive government relations experience to assist businesses, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, restaurants, and entrepreneurs to obtain administrative and regulatory approvals and tax waivers.

Mr. Monroe also serves on the Board of Directors for South of South Neighborhood Association (“SOSNA”) in Philadelphia and is a former member of its Zoning Committee. SOSNA is a registered community organization that advises the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment on projects seeking variances and special exceptions. His ongoing community service provides him with unique insight into Philadelphia’s zoning and permitting process.

Before joining Mattioni, Ltd. as Of Counsel, Mr. Monroe served as lead counsel on complex, nationwide civil fraud and health care cases for a leading Philadelphia whistleblower attorney. He resolved numerous multi-million dollar cases in his clients’ favor. Prior to his law career, Mr. Monroe worked as an award-winning journalist in Atlanta, Georgia and in the Caribbean, covering commercial real estate, finance, telecommunications, government regulation, trade and politics.

Mr. Monroe has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at City University of New York School of Law, teaching and advanced real estate transactions class for second and third-year law students. He regularly teaches continuing legal education class for practicing attorneys on trial advocacy. In 2011, he was selected for, and served in, the Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class. Mr. Monroe has been recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning/Land Use


  • CUNY School of Law, 2008, J.D.
  • Georgia State University, 1999, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2011