Matthew Segal is Legal Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, where he leads a team of civil rights lawyers. He has litigated cases on wrongful convictions, privacy, the criminalization of poverty, the First Amendment, and immigrants’ rights.
Matthew’s cases at ACLUM have:
- ~temporarily halted President Trump’s first Muslim ban;
- ~dismissed over 50,000 drug charges in the Sonja Farak and Annie Dookhan lab scandals;
- ~yielded the first federal court order requiring someone with opioid use disorder to be provided medication for addiction treatment (MAT) while incarcerated; and
- ~made Massachusetts the second state to recognize constitutional protections for cell phone location data.
Previously, as an assistant federal defender in North Carolina, Matthew argued a case that yielded hundreds of exonerations and resentencings, which was profiled in the USA Today investigation Locked up but Innocent?
Matthew earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A., in mathematics and sociology, from Brandeis University. He clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit.