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Matthew Tuttle, Of Counsel

PHONE: (781) 933-6840

FAX: (781) 932-9482

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For more than twenty years, Matthew Tuttle has represented clients in a wide array of civil and criminal matters. He has particular expertise in securities litigation and regulation, representing firms and professionals in the financial services industry, along with investors and shareholders in securities-related litigation, arbitration, regulatory and employment matters.

Before joining Pinkham Busny LLP, Matthew practiced at several large, prominent law firms in Boston. He began his career at Bingham Dana & Gould and then joined Perkins, Smith & Cohen LLP and Burns & Levinson LLP, where he was a partner for twelve years.

Matthew has achieved numerous successes for his clients, including the following examples:

  • Successfully tried a three-week securities arbitration in Washington, D.C. to a multi-million-dollar award, including punitive damages and interest, on behalf of a client who suffered serious losses due to the mishandling of his employer-issued stock options.

  • Secured the dismissal of corporate officers from a multidistrict federal court action seeking compensation for losses suffered by institutional investors in mortgage-backed securities.

  • Recovered the substantial losses suffered by a Connecticut profit sharing plan, through a combination of arbitration, court litigation, and settlements, where the plan had been fraudulently managed by a series of brokerage firms and their registered representative.

  • Recovered more than $10 million in an ERISA action on behalf of a Wisconsin profit sharing plan where the company sponsor and plan trustees were allegedly involved in fraudulent accounting practices and corporate reporting.

  • Effectively counseled and defended numerous firms and individuals in the financial services industry in regulatory and employment matters and potential customer-disputes.

  • Successfully represented a number of clients, particularly including older individuals, who were improperly sold and advised to hold unsuitable variable annuity investments.

  • Secured a six-figure arbitration award on behalf of a Massachusetts individual whose investment accounts and divorce proceeds had been churned and mismanaged by her investment advisor.

  • Prosecuted claims on behalf of a Colorado institutional investor for the mishandling of investment accounts, ultimately recovering a full award of damages and attorneys’ fees.

  • Successfully recovered damages on behalf of more than a dozen individual investors in the Massachusetts Superior Court for losses suffered in a fraudulent Ponzi scheme.


Matthew practices in state and federal courts in the Commonwealth as well as in a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums, including FINRA Dispute Resolution, Inc., JAMS, and the American Arbitration Association. As part of his securities litigation practice, Matthew has represented clients across the United States in securities-related matters, including arbitrations, mediations, regulatory proceedings, and court actions. Matthew also taught securities litigation as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Suffolk University Law School’s Investor Advocacy Clinic.


In addition to his securities practice, Matthew represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation and business disputes, including, for example, employment matters, wrongful termination and wage claims, derivative shareholder actions, partnership and LLC disputes, insurance coverage issues, contract actions, and tort claims. He also has represented an inmate on Alabama’s death row in habeas corpus proceedings before the federal courts addressing a range of constitutional issues, and has represented clients in civil rights claims against government entities for violations of constitutional rights.


Upon graduation from law school, Matthew clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice David Brock of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

  • Boston College, B.A. political science summa cum laude, 1989

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1992

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar

  • Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; United States Courts of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits; United States Supreme Court

  • Boston Bar Association, Member

  • Boston American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member

  • The Luncheon Club of Boston, Executive Board Member

  • “Generating Investment Income, But At What Price?”  American Bar Association’s Experience Magazine – Volume 21, Number 3, 2011

  • “Effective Advocacy in Mediation,” Boston Bar Association Presentation, March 8, 2012

  • “Effective Oral Advocacy,” Faculty Presentation, MCLE Seminar, October 13, 2011

  • “Recent Developments in Securities Arbitration,” Boston Bar Association Securities & Litigation Committee, Presentation Panelist, December 9, 2009

  • “Rethinking Today’s ‘Fixed Income’ Investments,” Burns & Levinson LLP’s Focus Newsletter, Winter 2013

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