Matthew Taylor Wilkov

Matthew Taylor Wilkov

Location:
Colmar, Pennsylvania
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Phone:
215-822-7575
Fax:
215-822-1713
Email:

Matt Wilkov, is a partner in the law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford. He has been a member of the firm since 1999. Before joining the firm, he was the Chief of Administrative Law, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He earned his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his law degree from Temple University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the Political and Civil Rights Law Review. While attending law school, he served as a law clerk at the firm. Mr. Wilkov is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association where he was twice appointed by the Bar Association President to serve on the Executive Committee. He is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section, former Chair of the Young Lawyers Section, former Chair of the Juvenile Rules Committee, and a former Chair of the Member Services Committee. Mr. Wilkov was selected by the Bar Association President to serve as the Chair of the Montgomery County Law Reporter.  In 2015, he was elected by the members of the bar association to serve on the Judiciary Committee.  He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He was recently selected to serve as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 641st Regional Support Command headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Wilkov regularly serves as an Instructor with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, where he provides instruction to lawyers throughout Pennsylvania. Regarded as an authority on the laws of military divorce, Mr. Wilkov often lectures at County Bar Associations and Inns of Court. In 2008 and 2012 he was invited to address Family Lawyers from across the Commonwealth at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Conference. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, he was selected as one of Pennsylvania's Rising Stars as published in Philadelphia Magazine. He was also named a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer in 2007. In 2011, he was voted "One of the Best Lawyers" in "The Reporter's Readers' Choice Awards." His practice includes Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical and Dental Malpractice, Criminal Defense, Military Law, Veterans Medical Malpractice, Business Litigation, and Employment Law.

In addition to the countless hours Matt spends between his law practice and his military law service, he also devotes time to serve others in a variety of ways including speaking at PA Bar Institute seminars, offering assistance to the PA Bar Association, serving as a volunteer for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, and providing pro bono services.  See the recent article written about Matt which was published in the PA Bar News.

Mr. Wilkov also enjoys the prestigious "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Plaintiff's Litigation
  • Military
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, 1992 - 1994
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Top Attorney by Suburban Life Magazine, 2015
  • Named Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyer, 2014 - Present
  • Reader's Choice One of the Best Lawyers in The Reporter's Readers' Choice Awards, 2011
  • Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, 2007
  • Pennsylvania's Rising Star Published in Philadelphia Magazine, 2005 - 2007
  • Merna Marshall Moot Court Briefing Competition, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Lieutenant Colonel, JA USAR, Deputy Commander, 153rd LOD
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army JAGC, Trial Counsel; Chief, Administrative Law, 1995 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Petition for Pardon to the President for PVT Eddie Slovik
  • Montgomery Child Advocacy Program