Matthew Altieri

Matt Altieri focuses his litigation practice on complex commercial disputes including major construction litigation, class action defense, appellate litigation, and defense of personal injury claims.

In the construction context, Matt has advocated for clients asserting and defending claims involving breach of contract, negligence, defective work, delay damages, differing site conditions, indemnification, mechanic’s liens, prompt payment acts, commercial general liability coverage, and unjust enrichment, among many other issues. 

He also has experience handling claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, Maine’s Unfair Trade Practices Act, and common law claims for fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress. His clients are individuals and companies in the insurance, construction, energy, and professional services industries. 

Matt is active in his community, serving as Chair of the Planning Board in his hometown of Pownal, Maine.  He also volunteers with local charitable organizations providing substance abuse and mental health services to those in crisis. 

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Matt served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Leigh Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. During law school, Matt was a teaching assistant for Torts, Property, and Legal Writing, and provided research assistance to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence.