Meet Matthew J. Holmes

Attorney Matthew J. Holmes is a premier trial attorney with a decade of experience in civil litigation. Attorney Holmes concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice. He is passionate about representing clients who have been wronged or injured and working tirelessly to get them the best result possible.

Client trust is the most valuable asset for a lawyer, and Attorney Holmes works hard every day to earn and to keep the confidence clients entrust in him. Attorney Holmes has extensive trial experience across the courts of the Commonwealth. He has tried cases in the Superior and District Court with outstanding results for his clients and has successfully represented clients in Federal Court. Attorney Holmes also has extensive experience mediating and arbitrating cases to get his clients quick and fair compensation for their injuries, without going through the formal process of a trial.

Prior to joining Eden Rafferty, Attorney Holmes spent six years at a premier Worcester defense firm, representing individual and corporate defendants, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals in litigation. In addition to his litigation experience, Attorney Holmes has a deep understanding of insurance company tactics and how to best combat them.

A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Attorney Holmes is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In addition to his work in the trial courts, Attorney Holmes has represented clients before the Appeals Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

A graduate of Clark University and Hamline University School of Law, Attorney Holmes is an active member of the Worcester community, where he coaches youth sports and plays in local golf and hockey leagues. He is also a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and former member of their Executive Committee, along with the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Clark University

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association


  • Worcester County Bar Association (former member of the Executive Committee)
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Practice Areas

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