Matthew Main, Esq.


Managing Attorney, Employment & Civil Rights Advocacy

 |  Phone: 800.452.1948

Matthew (Matt) Main is Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Maine with a focus on employment advocacy and civil rights. Born and raised in Southern Maine, Matt joined DRM after 13 years as a student, attorney, and educator in New York City. Matt began his legal career as an attorney in the Three-Quarter House Project at Mobilization for Justice where he represented low-income New Yorkers who lived in unregulated sober homes known as “three-quarter houses.” Collaborating with lawyers, organizers, and directly impacted people, Matt engaged in direct legal services, affirmative litigation, and legislative advocacy to build power and promote social change. Guided and led by people with histories of substance use, incarceration, and homelessness, Matt’s work remained tethered to intersectional movements for disability, economic, and racial justice. Prior to joining DRM, Matt spent four years as an adjunct professor and instructor at CUNY School of Law where he taught courses in legal writing, fundamental lawyering skills, and core legal doctrine. Matt has also worked on issues related to criminal record repair and community reentry, employment discrimination, racial profiling, and immigration. Matt earned his B.A. at the University of Vermont and his J.D. from CUNY School of Law.