Matthew Hromadka comes from a working-class family with a history in organized labor throughout the Long Island area. Matthew worked his way through the IBEW Local 25’s Construction Wireman program during both his undergraduate studies and law school. This upbringing provided him with a strong conviction to support, maintain, and protect labor organizations and their members and allowed him to develop a well-rounded understanding of the issues facing organized labor in the construction industry.
Matthew pursued his legal education to become involved with labor-relations. He has witnessed first-hand the benefits, advantages, and opportunities his family enjoyed through membership in a union and is determined to use his education and experience to strengthen organized labor and promote the highest quality of life for workers across all industries.
He received his law degree from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he helped found the Labor & Employment Law Society as a way to encourage students to pursue legal careers dedicated to the fight for workers’ rights. Matthew was also a Research Editor on the Touro Law Review and was published in 2014 (“The Price of Protection: Compensation for Partial Takings Along the Coast”). Matthew was an active member of the Touro Veterans & Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic, where he assisted U.S. Veterans in the local area with varying legal issues. Additionally, he was selected as a member to participate in the inaugural class of the New York State Pro Bono Scholars Program, where he worked at Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc., providing pro bono legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction in Nassau County.
He began his legal career with ABGL after working as an intern with the firm during law school. Over the course of his time with ABGL, his practice has involved various labor and employment matters, including wage and hour theft class-action litigation, litigation for and administration of employee benefit funds, as well as a wide range of disputes arising under collective bargaining relationships.