Port People: Meet Matthew Byrnes with DaMore Law

With nearly 20 years of experience practicing law, we interviewed Matthew to get to know more about his expertise and specialties at DaMore Law. We also wanted to know more about Matthew outside of the firm: Find out what instrument he plays, his biggest accomplishment, and his advice to aspiring attorneys.

Q: When did you join DaMore Law? How long have you been practicing?

A: I joined DaMore Law in 2001 and have been practicing since 2000.

Q: How long has the firm been established? Has it grown over years? What can you attribute to its success?

A: DaMore Law was established in 1999 and has grown from one attorney and one paralegal to a team of eight attorneys and a growing support staff. We have expanded our practice areas from real estate and general practice, to commercial law, business law, family law and estate planning.

Q: What is truly unique about yourself that is different than any other attorney? What can you offer that no one else can?

A: My efficiency and attention to detail are second to none and two qualities that I strive to work on every day.   

Q: Do you have any special talent(s)?

A: I play the guitar and used to play in a couple bands in the Boston area, “back when I had hair.”

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Newburyport?

A: Walking with my French bulldog Maggie, family bike rides on the Rail Trail, watching my two daughters play soccer, basketball and softball.  

Q: What advice would you give to a young aspiring attorney?

A: Don’t expect to know everything right out of the gate and don’t be afraid to ask questions of anyone (judges, clerks, paralegals, attorneys, etc.)

Q: What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?  

A: Playing a part in raising two polite and respectful daughters.

Q: Do you have a success story to share with the membership?

A: I feel like every case I work, whether it is resolving a complicated title issue or assisting a buyer or seller complete a transaction, gives me a great sense of accomplishment and that is the success I strive for.

Q: What is the most interesting aspect of the firm?

A: The most important part of our firm is our staff. It is a pleasure to work with a group of such intelligent people who take a personal investment in their work without taking themselves too seriously. They are such a hard-working and conscientious team!

Q: Is the firm involved with corporate philanthropy?

A: Yes, we are involved in the Burlington Womenade (a non profit in Burlington that helps families in need). We are involved with Helpis, People Helping People, The Burlington Food Pantry.  We volunteer our time at local events as well as donate money.

Q: What are your goals for the future?

A: To grow our practice within this great community!

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