Firm Profile

Attorney Matt GrimesMatt Grimes is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 2001 and obtained his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2012.

Prior to entering private practice as an attorney, he spent over a decade in the insurance industry managing claims in the areas of commercial crime, fidelity, and commercial surety bonds. He handled numerous cases involving employee theft, faithful performance of duty, and robbery, ranging from small mom & pop stores to middle market to Fortune 500 corporations.

A problem-solving mentality and devoted attention to customer service round out Matt Grimes’ experience in strategy, mediation, and negotiation. His ability to connect with the many customers he has served throughout his career complement his ability to advocate for his clients.

Attorney Grimes has extensive involvement in community service, including the Board of Education, where he became Chairman at the age of 24. He also served on two successful Charter Revision Commissions and as Assistant to the First Selectman of Bethel. He served seven years on the Brookfield Zoning Commission and has been an active Justice of the Peace for the State of Connecticut since 2009.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Attorney Grimes worked for two major insurance carriers in New York City and Hartford managing both Fidelity Bond and Commercial Surety claims. His written communication skills, customer service, and ability to build a large professional network set the stage for founding his own law practice based in his hometown in 2015.

As Town Attorney of New Milford from 2017 to 2019, Attorney Grimes developed keen ability to work with a wide variety of town personnel, knowledge of laws and regulations with respect to public employees. Serving as legal advisor to all department heads, elected/appointed boards and commissions, he successfully shepherded New Milford’s first Charter Revision in twelve years, spearheaded effort to repeal over twenty out-of-date ordinances, and handled all Freedom of Information and Assessment Appeals on behalf of the Town. Thoroughly versed in municipal law as set forth in Connecticut General Statutes, municipal charters, ordinances, and case law, Attorney Grimes earned his Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) from CT Conference of Municipalities in 2019.