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Matthew D. Rocheleau


Matthew D. Rocheleau is a trusted trial attorney who brings more than 25 years of experience to our team at Decof, Mega & Quinn, P.C.. He focuses his practice on representing victims with complex and consequential claims involving medical malpractice and serious personal injury.

A graduate of the University of Vermont and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Matthew began his legal career working at a general practice in Massachusetts, where he handled matters of personal injury, family law, and criminal law. He subsequently worked in the areas of medical malpractice, insurance defense, and insurance coverage issues, and amassed considerable experience in other complex corporate, injury, and government litigation. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to take conduct jury trials and arbitrations, presented appellate arguments and has cultivated a reputation for his versatility and legal acumen.

As a trial attorney at Decof, Mega & Quinn, P.C., Matthew draws from his decades of experience to provide plaintiffs in complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases with the insight, advocacy, and firepower they need to seek justice. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout his career, he’s able to help clients level the playing field with powerful adversaries and insurance carriers, and effectively position them for positive resolutions by leveraging his insight into the “other side.”

In addition to his skill and trial experience, Matthew is a passionate advocate. He understands that individuals who pursue personal injury cases need guidance, support, and competent counsel to navigate unfamiliar legal terrain. Having worked with countless clients who relied on his services amid life-altering experiences, he has honed his approach to providing personalized representation, as well as his ability to help clients prevail even in the most challenging circumstances.

Matthew grew up in Essex, Vermont, where he ran cross country and track in high school, was active with Boy Scouts (achieving the rank of Eagle Scout), and, like most native Vermonters, enjoyed skiing during the winter. Outside of the courtroom, he enjoys spending time with his family and two miniature schnauzers, exercising in the morning, cooking, and watching historical documentaries.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude (J.D. 1998)
  • University of Vermont, Political Science; History (B.A. 1995)


  • State of Rhode Island
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice

Honors and Recognitions

  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Assistant Editor Cooley Law Review
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013


  • $180,000,000

    Professional Malpractice

    $180,000,000 – settlements totaling $180 million on behalf of State of Rhode Island in litigation against accountants ……DEPCO/RISDIC Litigation

  • $62,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

    $62 million judgment following a $40 million jury verdict in eight-day trial in Providence County Superior Court…. Sfameni v. Rhode Island Hospital

  • $46,400,000

    Personal Injury

    $46.4 million judgement for two employees at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while at work. The judgment has been recorded as the second largest personal injury judgment to be won in the history of Rhode Island. Scire/Traficante vs. Rhode Island Airport Corporation

  • $32,000,000

    Premises Liability

    $32 million jury verdict and judgment in three-week trial in Providence County Superior Court ……Smith v. The University of Rhode Island

  • $30,000,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    $30 Million settlement for the family of a 12-year-old child who suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

  • $28,000,000

    Wrongful Death

    This result, Rhode Island's largest jury verdict at the time, was obtained on behalf of the family of a 32-year-old wife and mother who died as a result of the negligence of an emergency room physician.

  • $19,600,000

    Product Liability

    World-famous Formula One race car driver Mark Donahue was killed when a defective tire on his race car exploded and caused his car to crash during a Grand Prix race in Austria.

  • $18,000,000

    Car Accident

    A woman was left paralyzed when she was rear-ended in a motor vehicle collision. This case was Rhode Island's largest trial verdict at the time.

  • $15,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

    $15 Million + settlement for delayed diagnosis of sepsis resulting in septic shock, organ failure and death.

A Legacy of Success

Helping Injured Victims Obtain Justice Since 1975

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