Matthew Quigg is a seasoned trial attorney, focusing his practice on criminal defense and personal injury. Over the course of his career, Mr. Quigg honed the trial advocacy skills necessary to represent effectively clients facing the daunting prospect of the court system.
Matthew Quigg represents clients in all facets of criminal litigation, ranging in seriousness from homicide down to driving under the influence and traffic offenses. In all criminal matters, Mr. Quigg is a zealous advocate for his clients, getting the best possible results for his clients in the courtroom.
Mr. Quigg began his legal career at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried more than fifty cases before juries and judges. Over the course of his tenure, Mr. Quigg prosecuted all types of criminal cases, ranging in seriousness from homicide, homicide by vehicle, rape, robbery, and felony drug cases to driving under the influence and thefts. Beginning his career on the Sex Crimes Unit, Mr. Quigg prosecuted numerous rape, sexual assault and child pornography cases, and continued to try these cases throughout his tenure. In 2012, Mr. Quigg was promoted to captain of the Firearms Unit, where he was responsible for prosecuting felony firearms offenses and violent offenses committed with a firearm. During his time at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Quigg received many commendations and awards for his trial work. Upon his departure, colleagues called Mr. Quigg a “go to man” and “amazing trial attorney” and his former boss, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, cited Mr. Quigg’s integrity and help in mentoring younger prosecutors.
In addition to his position as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Quigg also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In this role, he prosecuted and tried cases of violent crime involving firearms. This position gives Mr. Quigg a unique insight into the workings of the federal court system where the penalties are often much higher than state court.
Mr. Quigg earned his law degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where he focused on trial advocacy in one of the top trial advocacy programs in the country. He was a member of the prestigious National Championship Trial Team, finishing second in the National Ethics Trial Competition at Pacific University and a semifinalist in the National Civil Rights Trial Competition at St. John’s University. Upon graduating, Mr. Quigg was awarded the Victor A. Jaczun Award for excellence in trial advocacy. Prior to law school, Mr. Quigg received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, graduating cum laude.
Mr. Quigg continues to give back, teaching generations of future lawyers the fine points of trial advocacy as the mock trial coach at La Salle College High School and previously as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Drexel University’s School of Law. Mr. Quigg also serves on Board of Directors for the Montgomery Bar Association and the Board of Trustees for the Montgomery Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bar Association. He is an active participant in the Montgomery Bar Association, serving as co-chair of the Criminal Rules of Court Committee.