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Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Matthew R. Flynn is a partner at Savo, Schalk, Corsini, Warner, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher and joined the firm in 2020. Mr. Flynn specializes in land use and municipal law, as well as complex civil litigation.
Mr. Flynn is primary or alternate counsel for a number of land use boards throughout central jersey assisting the boards in processing development applications and also performs work for private developers to shepherd them through the approval process. Mr. Flynn has a growing appellate practice and also handles a variety of litigation matters including prerogative writ actions, complex civil litigation, chancery division litigation, and personal injury/tort claims defense. In 2021, he was appointed as special outside counsel for the Somerset County Board of Social Services.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Flynn was a clerk for The Honorable Patrick DeAlmeida, J.A.D. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, where he excelled at legal research and writing in a variety of subjects. While clerking for the Appellate Division, he would prepare legal memorandums to the panel of judges assigned to an appeal, dissecting the parties’ legal arguments and providing a recommendation on how the court should rule. Mr. Flynn also interned with Savo Schalk prior to his hiring as an associate attorney and has years of experience as a legal assistant for boutique firms in New Jersey.
Mr. Flynn graduated in the top ten of his class, cum laude, and as part of the order of the coif from Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey in 2019. He was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence after receiving the class’s high mark on an examination and received the Blaustein Award for superior legal scholarship.
While at Rutgers, he garnered valuable trial experience as part of the school’s Domestic Violence clinical practice program and was a staff writer for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, which culminated in a published note entitled Polygamy in the Modern Constitutional Scheme about the intersection of criminal law and First Amendment freedoms. Prior to law school, Mr. Flynn received his B.A. in Political Science from The College of New Jersey and was part of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
When not practicing law, Mr. Flynn is an avid runner, movie-goer, and tends to his analytical love of the NBA and its salary cap structure.
A-1440-21, Rise Against Hate v. Bridgewater Twp, representing Bridgewater Township on an appeal reversing the trial court’s decision and holding that residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their private email addresses.
A-1586-20, In re O’Farrell, representing Bridgewater Township on an appeal upholding the police chief’s denial of a permit to carry a handgun.
A-2545-20, ADS Environmental v. Twp. of Bethlehem, representing Bethlehem Township on an appeal reversing the trial court’s decision to find a concrete processing use had not been abandoned.
A-1040-19, Somerset Hills Towing v. Bridgewater Twp., representing Bridgewater Township successfully obtaining dismissal in an eight-year litigation for alleged malicious prosecution.
Primary Counsel for: Somerset County Board of Social Services (Outside Counsel), Borough of South Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment, Borough of Manville Joint Land Use Board, Township of Kingwood Planning Board, Township of Kingwood Zoning Board of Adjustment, Township of Long Hill Planning Board
Alternate or Assistant Counsel for: Township of Bridgewater, Borough of Middlesex, Township of Warren Planning Board, Township of Chatham Planning Board, Township of Morris Planning Board, Township of Readington Zoning Board of Adjustment