Matthew Y. Rong

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Premises Security
Dram Shop Liability
Motor Vehicle Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2010

New Jersey, 2010

U.S. District Court of New Jersey

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law,  J.D., 2010

Temple University, B.A., English and Philosophy,  2006

LANGUAGES

Mandarin

ASSOCIATIONS

Renewal Presbyterian Church, Community Group Leader

Matthew concentrates his practice in the areas of  motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, negligent security, and dram shop liability. Matthew represents firm clients in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Matthew handles all aspects of his cases and regularly attends mediations and arbitrations. Matthew also actively participates in the jury trials of his cases.


Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Matthew practiced at a high-profile personal injury law firm in Center City Philadelphia where he handled personal injury claims from initial investigation through trial. Matthew also represented clients at the appellate level in the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts.


Matthew is a Chinese-American who is fluent in conversational Mandarin. He serves on the leadership team at Renewal Presbyterian Church in West Philadelphia. He is a contributor to The Epoch Times newspaper, a publication covering China news and human rights issues which has distribution throughout the tri-state area, where he writes about important issues in personal injury litigation. Matthew also contributes his time to the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia.


Matthew attended Temple Law School and earned his undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy at Temple University.  Matthew resides in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia with his wife and son. He is an avid fan of Philadelphia's sports teams. He enjoys cooking and discovering restaurants. He is also a hobbyist photographer.

Negotiated substantial settlement for an individual who fell onto a train track and was run over by a train, resulting in amputation of both legs. Matt successfully argued that the train operator had sufficient time and distance to observe the plaintiff and stop the train.


Negotiated substantial settlement for an individual who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was crossing the street as a pedestrian and was struck by a police vehicle. Matt successfully argued that the plaintiff had the right of way, was in the crosswalk, and that the police officer failed to operate his vehicle in a safe manner.


Defended large retailer against claim by an individual who alleged that she sustained significant spinal injuries as a result of a slip and fall on the premises. Review of her extensive medical history revealed that she had significant prior spinal problems and used narcotic pain medications for a prolonged period of time before the accident. Additional investigation determined that the individual's current condition was inconsistent with her stated complaints. Matt settled the case for well below the initial demand of $1 Million.

Publications

Author of multiple articles for The Epoch Times regarding various legal issues including:

1. Things to do after being involved in a motor vehicle accident

2. Payment of medical expenses related to a motor vehicle accident

3. Explaining limited vs. full tort in Pennsylvania

4. Things to do after being involved in a fall down accident; and

5. Payment of medical expenses related to a fall down accident

The Epoch Times is a multi-language, international broadsheet newspaper that publishes in print and online, headquartered in New York City.

“Three Concerns After A Car Accident”, The Legal Outlook, Volume 7, Issue 7, July 2015.

“Paying For Your Medical Expenses After An Accident”, The Legal Outlook, Volume 6, Issue 3, March 2014.

Matthew Y. Rong

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Premises Security
Dram Shop Liability
Motor Vehicle Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2010

New Jersey, 2010

U.S. District Court of New Jersey

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law,  J.D., 2010

Temple University, B.A., English and Philosophy,  2006

ASSOCIATIONS

Renewal Presbyterian Church, Community Group Leader

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