Matthew T. Miklave

When it Comes to Employment Law, Civil Rights and Labor Relations, Matthew Miklave has the Expertise you Need to get the Results you Deserve — Backed by Over 30 Years of Service Excellence.

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If You’re Looking for Legal Services concerning Employment Issues, Civil Rights Concerns, Traditional Labor Relations or Human Resource Management at Competitive Rates, Look no Further Than the Law Office of Matthew T. Miklave.

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Civil Rights

Matt Miklave is the Name to Know for Your Civil Rights Needs in Manhattan, NY, or Fairfield County, CT. Contact him Today to Schedule a Consultation and see how he can Help you Navigate the Complexities of Your Civil Rights Issues.

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Meet Matt Miklave

With nationally recognized expertise, Matt Miklave has a proven track record as an employment, labor and civil rights advocate. His experience and dedication make him a trusted leader in these fields.

News & Blog

Stay informed about the latest developments in law, rules and regulations by following Matt’s insights and commentary. You’ll gain valuable knowledge that will help you confidently navigate legal issues.

Matt’s Commitment To You

Matthew Miklave is dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services for all his clients. He works tirelessly to provide top-notch representation, always striving to establish long-lasting relationships based on trust, integrity and positive outcomes.

Why Choose Matthew T. Miklave

The Law Office of Matthew Miklave

A nationally recognized employment, civil rights and labor relations advocate and counselor.
For over three decades, Matthew Miklave has been recognized on a national level for his expertise in advocating for and protecting the interests of individuals, national and multinational businesses, government officials and units, non-profit organizations and charitable organizations in matters related to employment, labor and civil rights. Notably, he served as the principal attorney on briefs in a groundbreaking civil rights case that resulted in a unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court in favor of his client.

Matt has extensive experience presenting to a broad range of audiences, including government decision-makers, legal groups, professional organizations and human resources associations nationally and internationally. He has covered a diverse range of topics in his presentations, from the implications for labor and employment on an international level following mergers and acquisitions to ethical considerations for government attorneys involved in litigation.

Awarded The 2020 Pandemic Response Award By The Pro Bono Partnership

Matt’s Services

Legal Practice Areas

Matthew T. Miklave understands the complexities of civil rights, employment and labor law and is committed to providing tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. Don’t let legal issues hold you back — trust him to provide the comprehensive support you need to achieve your goals.

Civil Rights Law

Matt is proud to be one of the go-to choices for civil rights litigation in New York and Connecticut, standing up as a beacon of justice on behalf of those who have been denied their basic legal protections. He strives to ensure each client receives the protection they deserve under the law.

Employment Law

With years of experience representing clients from all walks of life, Matthew Miklave is committed to upholding the rights of workers and individuals who have been wronged by employers or subjected to discrimination.

Labor Relations Law

Matthew T. Miklave is one of the most sought-after labor relations attorneys who can help you access your rights on various topics. He’s been by his clients’ side through union organizing campaigns and contract negotiations, as well as protecting their interests against unfair practices in arbitration proceedings, among other matters.

Transparent Pricing

Matthew Miklave’s firm is committed to providing its clients with clear and transparent pricing for their legal services. He believes everyone should have access to quality legal representation, which is why he offers alternative fee models to make his services affordable and accessible.


Transparent Pricing

Matthew Miklave’s firm is committed to providing its clients with clear and transparent pricing for their legal services. He believes everyone should have access to quality legal representation, which is why he offers alternative fee models to make his services affordable and accessible.


What Matt’s Clients Are Saying About His Services

Matt's exceptional knowledge, professionalism and dedication have generated praise and gratitude from his clients. They also appreciate his excellent communication skills, as he keeps them informed through every step of the legal process.


Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I bring to my initial consultation?

An initial consultation will be held without charge. The purpose of the initial consultation, which will be conducted by videoconference or in-person, will be to meet and explore the legal issue of concern to you. We will schedule a mutually convenient date and time, usually within a few days after you reach out. You do not have to provide any papers or witnesses before the initial consultation, which generally will last between 30 and 45 minutes. Based on our discussion, I may suggest a course of action and describe the different ways we might work together. It will be your choice whether to engage the Firm along the lines suggested, and you will have whatever time you need to make the decision that is best for you.

How long do I have to file my claim?

If you are considering bringing a claim against an entity or individual, you should be aware that the law likely sets a deadline for you to do so. These are called “statutes of limitations.” The statute of limitations for your claim will be determined based on the type of claim you are able to bring. Federal discrimination claims generally must be filed within 300 days of the event giving rise to a claim. Some statutes of limitation are much shorter. For example, claims about unlawful treatment in violation of the National Labor Relations Act must be brought within six months of the event. In addition to statutes of limitation, there may also be rules requiring a “notice of claim” be filed in a very short period, sometimes in as little as 30-, 60- or 90- days. This is why if you believe your rights have been violated, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.

Who will work on my case?

Matt Miklave primarily handles every case and client of the Firm, although other qualified professionals may be engaged for discrete tasks as needed.

What will the legal fees cost me?

The Law Office of Matthew T. Miklave, PLLC, takes great pride in offering a variety of fee arrangements to help individuals, non-profit and cost-conscious clients obtain quality legal advice. From “fixed fee” (also called “a la carte”) engagements to contingent fee, or traditional hourly rate models, the Firm works with its clients to build relationships that will last.

If your matter involves litigation, you will be responsible for court costs and out-of-pocket expenses whether or not the matter is resolved in your favor. The Firm proudly works with its clients to help them plan for and manage these costs, but the law does not allow the Firm to pay those expenses without reimbursement.

How will I be kept informed of my case?

The Firm advises its clients of any significant developments in real-time and clients receive copies of all court filings made by the Firm. In addition, you will have access to Founding Partner Matt Miklave as needed. The Firm commits itself to return all phone calls or messages within 24 hours, even if only to schedule a more convenient time to speak with the professionals working on your matter.

Will I have to go to court?

If the matter you are speaking about involves a lawsuit against another party, it is likely you will have to present “your side of the story” to a judge or a jury at some point in time. But you will not be alone! You will be accompanied by a trusted, experienced advocate who will help you present your case in the best and most effective manner possible. Before you appear in court, all of your questions will be answered, and you will know exactly what to expect.

How long will the process take?

Unfortunately, especially given the massive disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, it will be difficult to predict how long the legal process will take or when your matter may be resolved. The Firm will keep you informed every step of the way, and Matt will do his very best to get your matter resolved in your favor as quickly as possible.

Stay Informed

News & Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest changes in laws, rules and regulations impacting employees and businesses by following Matt’s insights and commentary.

Mission Statement

Matt’s Commitment To You

Matthew Miklave’s mission is to provide world-class legal services with no strings attached. Whether you are an individual employee, a start-up venture, a non-profit organization or a Fortune 500 company, he is dedicated to delivering timely and effective solutions that help you confront your challenges. With a commitment to excellence and a firm focus on his clients’ needs, Matt strives to build lasting relationships based on trust, integrity and results.

Matt’s Commitment To Your Rights and Interests

Matt’s commitment to your rights and interests is unwavering, and he will always strive to provide you with the highest level of service and support possible. That’s why he proudly subscribes to the New York Courts’ “Statement of Client’s Rights.”

Contact Matthew Miklave

Matthew T. Miklave, PLLC, understands the importance of accessibility and convenience for his clients. That’s why he maintains easily accessible and centrally located offices in Midtown Manhattan and Norwalk, CT. In addition, he offers various communication options, including in-person consultations and telephone or video conferences.

Publications, Programs And Presentations

With years of experience in advocacy, Matt has established himself as a well-versed attorney on various topics. He is well-regarded for his numerous publications featured in renowned papers and presentations at top institutions nationwide.