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Matthew J. Kidd

Matthew J. Kidd

Award winning Boston firm for Criminal Defense, Employment, Landlord Tenant
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  • Massachusetts
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Prior to being an attorney, Matthew J. Kidd has been an employer, executive, salesperson, investor, and consultant. Attorney Kidd's extensive business background, combined with his trial advocacy skills make him a formidable presence in and out of the courtroom.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. Attorney Kidd has also completed the Supreme Judicial Court mandated 40 hour Mediation Course. Mr. Kidd hold a Notary Public and Construction Supervisor License from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award 2017-2023.
Kidd was also named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers 2018-2023 and received the “Silver , Gold , and Platinum Client Champion” awards by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018-2019. Kidd has a perfect rating of 10.0 from both Avvo and Justia.

Mr. Kidd was named as a TOP 19 personal injury and criminal defense lawyer for 2020-2023 by In addition, Expertise chose Attorney Kidd as one of Boston's top 20 employment lawyers for 2021-2023.

Attorney Kidd is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Babson College
B.S. | Finance
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Massachusetts School of Law
Civil Litigation
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Xaverian Brothers High School
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Articles & Publications
Freelance Attorneys Benefit from Growing Demand
American Bat Association Journal
How to Negotiate a Severance Package- and When to Reject it Entirely
Fast Company Magazine
Litigation Academy
District Court for the Federal District of Rhode Island
Mediation Training
Construction Supervisor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Notary Public
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Conducting Internal Employment Discrimination Investigations
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Trial Advocacy Training
TOP 19 Criminal Defense Attorneys Boston
Ranked in the top 19 of 437 firms analyzed in Boston.
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Award for outstanding client reviews
TOP 19 Personal Injury Lawyers in Boston
Ranked in the top 19 of 435 firms analyzed in Boston, MA
Top Contributor
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Gold Client Champion
Martindale Hubbell
Award for outstanding client reviews.
Clients' Choice Award
Silver Client Champion Award
Martindale Hubbell
Clients' Choice Award
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Bar Association
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Boston Bar Association
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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 691951
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U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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U.S. Tax Court
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We take cases on retainer, contingency, flat fee, or combination of flat fee and retainer, depending on the scope of work and type of case.
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Theft, Violent Crimes
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Case for a rescinded job offer?
A: The question is how was the offer worded ? We would need to determine whether you were an "employee at will" or had an enforceable contract.

Unless you have a specific contract to work for a period of time (years), you, and most employees, are "employees at will", meaning either you or the employer can terminate the relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

However, there are a few legal exceptions which make it unlawful for the employer to terminate you as an employee at will, and may give you some legal rights in this matter.

1. It is unlawful for the employer terminate you or refuse to hire you based on discriminatory motives like age, sex, nationality, or religion to name a few.

2. If you reasonably relied on the employment offer to your detriment, say you turned down other jobs or relocated in anticipation of the job offer, you may have suffered damages (lost wages, expenses, etc.) which you could attempt to collect in a court action.

3. There is an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing for all contracts in Massachusetts. If this were considered a contract, it is possible to assert that pulling the offer at the last minute breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing implicit in all contractual arrangements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The employer may have acted unfairly and/or in bad faith.

I would need more detail to access your case, but these are some initial thoughts about your matter.

No attorney-client relationship is intended nor implied by answering this question and no legal advise is given until a Representation Agreement is signed by the Attorney and the Client.
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Law Office of Matthew J. Kidd
12 Erickson St. Ste. 201
Boston, MA 02122
Telephone: (617) 820-8400
Fax: (617) 687-0444
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed