Matthew J. Quatrara

Matthew J. Quatrara
  • Matthew J. Quatrara
    Attorney at Law

  • Phone: (434) 817-7974
  • Fax: (434) 977-5109
  • Email: mjq@lplaw.com

Overview

Matt focuses his practice on white collar defense and government investigations, labor and employment, and commercial litigation.

Matt has extensive courtroom experience as a prosecutor in both Albemarle and Charlottesville.  He has tried hundreds of cases and earned a reputation for handling complicated and high-profile criminal matters with poise, skill, and integrity.  He has prosecuted large-scale white collar matters, such as fraud and embezzlement, in both state and federal court.  He also has expertise in handling college and university student crimes and serious traffic matters, such as driving under the influence ("DUI") offenses.

Matt blends his trial experience with a business litigation background.  He formerly practiced with a national law firm representing Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination, theft of trade secrets, and breaches of covenants not to compete, as well as in general commercial matters.

Matt served on active duty in the United States Air Force as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he investigated felony criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence matters.  He resides in Albemarle County with his wife and two sons.  A Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, he enjoys coaching youth sports, working out, golf, and fishing.

Experience

CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Labor and Employment/Commercial Litigation

  • Represented Fortune 500 food distribution company in non-compete litigation
  • Represented Fortune 500 chemical company in theft of trade secret litigation
  • Represented Fortune 500 telecommunications company in whistleblower litigation

Criminal Prosecution

  • Lead prosecutor in abduction and murder cold case that received national and worldwide media attention
  • Lead prosecutor in 2+ million-dollar federal bankruptcy and wire fraud case involving real estate developer
  • Lead prosecutor in 1+ million-dollar state embezzlement case involving government contractor

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Publications

Co-Author (with Rodney A. Satterwhite), “Asymmetrical Warfare: The Cost of Electronic Discovery in Employment Litigation” Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, University of Richmond School of Law, Volume XIV, Issue 3, Spring 2008.

  • Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association
  • Albemarle County Sheriff's Office Foundation Board
  • Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force Reserve
    • Active Duty (1997-2002)
    • Reserve (2002 – Present)
  • Charlottesville Catholic School, Board Member and Past Chair (2012 – Present)
  • Service Dogs of Virginia, Board Member and President (2014 – Present)
Practice Areas Education

University of Virginia School of Law
J.D., 2005

United States Air Force Academy
B.S., 1997