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Matthew McCann

Senior appellate counsel at Moss & Colella, P.C.

Matthew McCann is senior appellate counsel at the law office of Moss & Colella, P.C. He has been practicing law since admission to the State Bar of New York in 2006 and is also admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of New York, and Southern District of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has litigated cases involving civil rights, negligence, and environmental torts, as well a host of business disputes and criminal and administrative law matters. Over the last twenty years, Matthew has been active in professional, political, and civic activities, and has focused significant personal effort on helping special needs students in and out of the courtroom and classroom.

Matthew is an experienced litigator in civil rights, special education, negligence matters, environmental torts and business disputes.  Following law school, he was a Law Clerk for a two-year term at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ Staff Attorney’s Office, where he drafted bench memoranda to the judges in advance of decision and also helped draft Orders & Decisions.  Drawing on that early experience, throughout his career in the private sector, he has been called upon to do significant appellate work in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies, in tribunals throughout the country.  In addition to civil litigation, Matthew has also handled significant criminal defense representations as well as SEC and FINRA investigations and proceedings.

Matthew received a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2005. He was a member of the Journal of Law & Policy and served as a Primary Notes & Comments Editor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, where he majored in Policy Analysis & Management with a concentration in Family & Social Welfare Policy in the College of Human Ecology.

Matthew and his wife are the parents to two wonderful boys and one rescue dog. They relocated from New York to Michigan in 2021. His younger son has significant special needs which has spurred his professional and personal dedication to the needs of special education students and their families. Matthew’s hobbies include reading, crossword puzzles, meditation, and helping run Michigan’s premier battle rap league based in Metro Detroit.  He has also had the opportunity to coach both of his sons’ sports teams, including Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program, one of the first inclusive running clubs in the USA for all athletes dedicated to providing challenged individuals with the opportunity to successfully take part in all levels of mainstream running, walking, or wheelchair racing. Matthew has held leadership positions in the City Bar of New York and the Nassau County Bar Association, and is currently a member of the Michigan Bar Association.


Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Rights
  • Special Education Law
  • Negligence Matters
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York: Juris Doctorate, 2005
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York: Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis & Management, 2001

Special Recognitions



Medical Malpractice

An oral surgeon failed to properly diagnose a vascular lesion prior to surgery. The surgeon proceeded to remove it in a negligent fashion, causing life-threatening consequences.




The rescue devices at an apartment complex swimming pool were not up to code, leading to the drowning of an eight-year-old girl.



Police Brutality

An unarmed woman was wrongfully shot multiple times inside of her vehicle by the Dearborn Police Department, causing her death.



3rd Party Auto

Woman was rear-ended on Woodward Avenue by a semi-tractor trailer vehicle resulting in traumatic brain injury along with cervical and lumbar disc herniations.



Motorcycle/3rd Party Auto

A motorcyclist was rear-ended by a motor vehicle and catapulted from his bike causing the client to suffer disc herniations, disc bulges, and spinal fusion surgery.



Pedestrian/3rd Party Auto

Pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle resulting in a traumtic brain injury and fractured skull.



Pedestrian MACP

Pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle and the driver fled the scene. Client suffered a fractured skull, cervical disc herniation, and multiple lumbar and thoracic disc bulges. Because neither the Client nor any relatives in his household had insurance, Client filed a claim with the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan.

Meet Our Award-Winning Team

A. Vince Colella

Founding partner of Moss & Colella, P.C.

David Moss

Senior partner and co-founder of Moss & Colella, P.C.

Matthew McCann

Senior appellate counsel at Moss & Colella, P.C.

Melanie Duda

Trial attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C.

Ryan Piekarski

Senior litigation attorney at Moss & Colella, P.C.

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About the Firm

The attorneys of Moss & Colella have carefully chosen their career paths to fight for those that have suffered from injury and wrongful death. We believe every citizen should have the right to hire the best lawyer who will actively advocate for their case.

David Moss and Vince Colella have over 60 collective years of personal injury trial experience that provides you a level of legal services and success unmatched by other firms. By working together, we have the ability to find creative, effective, and efficient solutions to even the most complex cases. No matter what situation you face, we will help you get through it.

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