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Matthew J. Porter is from Lyons, New York. He attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook, graduating with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at St. John's University School of Law in Queens, New York.

He joined the Conboy Law Firm in 2016, immediately becoming the firm's lead criminal attorney. He became a partner in 2018. In 2020 he became the lead divorce and family law attorney in the firm's Watertown headquarters. 

Prior to joining the firm, he was employed by the Jefferson County Public Defender's Office for over 13 years. He spent the majority of his time there as a felony defense attorney and has defended many individuals in trials ranging from traffic tickets to DWI to murder. He has appeared, worked in, and is familiar with every courtroom in Jefferson County and many beyond.

He has competently, efficiently and successfully represented thousands of clients. He possesses an exceptional ability to negotiate and communicate with not only judges and opposing counsel but with those that work behind the scenes, to achieve optimal results for his clients.

In 2022 Conboy Law Firm dissolved. Mr. Porter and his excellent staff of paralegals are continuing the active practice of law in the historic 407 Sherman Street, Watertown, NY building. He is currently accepting new family, criminal, traffic, DWI and divorce clients.

BA Psychology, BA Sociology SUNY Stony Brook, 1999

Juris Doctorate, St. John's University, 2002 

New York State, 2003

Northern District of New York, 2016


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