Matthew Shechtman focuses his practice in consumer financial services. He represents private, public and governmental clients throughout the country in business and complex civil litigation, including contract disputes, construction litigation, shareholder disputes and receiverships. Mr. Shechtman is involved in all phases of the litigation process. He drafts pleadings, motions and memoranda; manages discovery; engages in court advocacy; and counsels and advises his clients through the day-to-day management and administration of receivership proceedings, as well as providing more generalized counsel on other business matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in July 2015, Mr. Shechtman was for five years an associate at a Pawtucket, Rhode Island firm. During law school, Mr. Shechtman worked as a research assistant to Professor Elizabeth Colt. He clerked with the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. in the Organized Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Division. In addition, he worked as a legal assistant and accounts manager for a sole practitioner, also in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his other law school accomplishments, Mr. Shechtman was a recipient of the merit-based Roger Williams Scholarship. He received CALI Awards for the highest grades in Legal Methods I and II, Contracts II and Legal Drafting: Commercial Real Estate. In addition, Mr. Shechtman was a member of the Honors Program.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers Magazine for New England/Rhode Island, 2014 and 2015.


  • Survey and Comment," Willis v. Omar," 14 Roger Williams U. L. Review 534 (2009)


J.D., magna cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2010

  • Assistant Editor, The Roger Williams University Law Review

B.A., Political Science, James Madison University, 2006