Matthew M. Hennesy


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Widener University, B.A., magna cum laude


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

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Related Industries


  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars (2016, 2017, 2018)


  • "Bankruptcy Update", Barley Snyder LendiCon Seminar (March 2015)

Community Involvement

  • Lancaster YMCA Foundation, board member
  • Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation; board member
  • SouthEast Lancaster Health Services; Quality Assurance Committee
  • Friends of the Lancaster Public Library; former board member

Matthew M. Hennesy

Partner(717) 399-1579
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Matthew is an aggressive advocate who helps businesses, institutions and individuals effectively use the court system to achieve their strategic objectives and meet the challenges posed by complex litigation. In addition to helping his clients navigate and succeed in litigation, Matthew also helps clients proactively identify and manage litigation risk. With his energetic and proactive approach to litigation issues, Matthew is able to obtain positive results for clients even in challenging circumstances. 

He assists clients with litigation matters in three main areas:

Commercial Litigation

Matthew has experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes concerning financial services and lending liability, business ownership and shareholder issues, contract disputes and collection matters.   

Intellectual Property Litigation
Matthew acts as a strong advocate for clients in intellectual property disputes and has obtained favorable results in litigation concerning trademarks, copyrights and internet domain names.  

Construction Litigation
Matthew counsels and represents construction industry clients including owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. 

Matthew earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review