Matthew F. Belanger focuses his legal practice on personal injury litigation, including product liability, motor vehicle negligence, toxic tort, vaccine claims, and medical malpractice cases. He joined Faraci Lange in 1990 and was named a partner in 1998.
He has handled all types of complex personal injury litigation in both state and federal courts. During his studies at Northeastern University School of Law, he worked for a number of Massachusetts law firms specializing in plaintiff’s civil litigation. Matt has lectured on a range of litigation topics at continuing legal education programs, including on the serious injury threshold in motor vehicle cases and several programs on liens and rights of subrogation in personal injury cases.
Matt has the highest peer review rating with the prestigious Martindale Hubble and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of personal injury law and product liability litigation every year since 2008. He has also been selected as one of Upstate New York’s Super Lawyers in the area of personal injury litigation every year since 2010.
Matt is a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Monroe County Bar Association. Matt was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York for many years and served as its President from 2004 to 2006. He has served on the Working Committee of Rochester’s Child, a fundraising arm of the Rochester Area Community Foundation providing quality educational programs for young children. Matt is currently on the Board of Directors of the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory and served a three-year term as its President from 2010 to 2013. Matt is also the past President of the Board of Directors of the Genesee Land Trust and is active on GLT’s Development Committee.
In his free time, Matt enjoys playing golf, is an avid fly fisherman and home cook. He frequently donates his time and chef skills to local charities for use as auction items offering up home-cooked, four-course dinners for up to eight people. He has done these dinners for the National Kidney Foundation, JDRF, and the Genesee Land Trust, among others.