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100 Westminster Street
Suite 710
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 270-4500
Fax: (401) 270-3760

Matthew H. Parker

Partner

Matthew Parker
E-mail:
mparker@whelancorrente.com
Phone: (401) 270-3262

EDUCATION

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., National Environmental Law Moot Court Team
  • Connecticut College, B.A., cum laude

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Matt’s practice is focused on employment litigation, business litigation and labor law. He represents employers and individuals in federal and state courts, and he is also experienced practicing before administrative agencies such as the R.I. Commission for Human Rights, the R.I. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Among other issues, Matt has litigated contract, insurance, and real estate disputes, benefits claims, discrimination claims, and wage disputes, collection actions, and tort actions. He counsels clients concerning Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FLSA, the FMLA, and state employment laws and regulations. He represents unionized employers in grievance arbitrations and before interest arbitration panels, and he has successfully handled several unemployment and other agency appeals. Matt has also enforced and challenged various noncompete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, and he has prosecuted and defended whistleblower and retaliation cases. Additionally, he has successfully represented several clients through various mediation proceedings. In his free time, Matt is member of the Providence Community Boating Center’s Board of Directors as well as a competitive sailor and squash player.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • WHELAN, CORRENTE, FLANDERS, KINDER & SIKET LLP
    Partner (2016 – Present)
    Associate (2011-2016)
  • HINCKLEY, ALLEN & SNYDER LLP
    Associate (2009 – 2011)
    Summer Associate (2008)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE LEGAL ASSISTANCE BUREAU
    Student Attorney (2008 – 2009)
  • U.S. DISTRICT COURT (D.R.I.)
    Legal Intern to the Honorable Mary M. Lisi (2007)
  • CARNEY, SANDOE, & ASSOCIATES
    Placement Assistant (2004 – 2006)
  • PHILBRICK & AVERY, LLP
    Intern (2003)

CHARITABLE AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Board of Directors, Community Boating Center, Providence, RI (2010 – Present)
  • Moses Brown Alumni Association (2000 – Present)
  • Connecticut College Alumni Association (2004 – Present)
  • Boston College Law School Alumni Association (2009 – Present)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association (2014 – present)
  • Rhode Island Bar Foundation: Fellow (2012 – Present)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association: House of Delegates (2012 – Present)
  • Local Rules Committee: U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island (2011 – 2015)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association: Federal Bench Bar Committee (2010 – Present)
  • American Bar Association (2006 – Present)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association (2009 – Present)

SPECIAL HONORS

  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating
  • Recognized in New England Super Lawyers Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly as a Rhode Island Rising Star (2013-2017)
  • Eagle Scout
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