Matthew W. Brissenden, P.C.
Attorney at Law
  Attorney Profiles



PRACTICE AREAS: Criminal Defense and Appeals, Civil Litigation

ADMITTED: State of New York; State of New Jersey; United States
District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Matthew W. Brissenden graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University, with dual degrees in Economics and Philosophy.  Thereafter, he attended the University of Michigan Law School, generally ranked as one of the top law schools in the country.


Upon graduating from law school Mr. Brissenden accepted a position in the commercial litigation department of a large, highly regarded Manhattan law firm.  During his tenure there, Mr. Brissenden gained extensive experience in the field of complex civil litigation, representing sophisticated, institutional clients in a wide variety of substantive areas.


In 2003, Mr. Brissenden took a position with Stephen P. Scaring, widely considered to be Long Island's preeminent criminal defense attorney.  At Stephen P. Scaring, P.C., Mr. Brissenden specialized in the representation of clients charged with various types of fraud and white collar offenses. 


In 2006, Mr. Brissenden was elevated to the position of partner, and the firm Scaring & Brissenden, PLLC was formed.  Mr. Brissenden has handled a large number of high-profile cases, representing a wide range of corporate and individual clients with respect to both federal and state prosecutions throughout Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. 


In 2011, Mr. Brissenden started Matthew W. Brissenden, P.C., a full-service litigation practice, servicing clients throughout Long Island and the five boroughs.   He maintains an office in Garden City.

In 2015, Mr. Brissenden was named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys for the New York area.


Mr. Brissenden has been selected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to serve on its Criminal Justice Panel, representing indigent appellants.  He is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Central Islip U.S. Court Committee, the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Nassau County Bar Association.



POSITION: Of Counsel

PRACTICE AREAS: Criminal Law – White Collar Criminal Law

ADMITTED: State of New York; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit                 

Matthew W. Brissenden, P.C. is proud to maintain an “of counsel” relationship with Stephen P. Scaring.  Mr. Scaring has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1977, specializing in criminal law and white collar criminal matters.  He was an Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Homicide Bureau in Nassau County from 1969 to 1977. He served as a Special Prosecutor in Suffolk County, and taught with the title of Associate Professor or Law and Psychiatry at C. W. Post College. He is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, former President of the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court, and active in many bar associations. Mr. Scaring is a graduate of Catholic University law School.  Mr. Scaring has been selected by The New York Times to its top 100 list of Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area for the past 4 years and was the 2008 selection of the New York State Bar Association for the Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award for Outstanding Defense Practitioner.




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