NYSTLA President's Page

NYSTLA Fights for Consumer Rights


Matthew A. Funk, Esq., President
Welcome to the New York State Trial Lawyers Association website. The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, founded in 1953, currently has over 4,600 members across New York. 
Our mission is to protect consumers, assure that the wrongly injured have access to justice, and provide the public with ethical and well-trained lawyers. We are active in the courthouse and the state legislative houses.

Matthew A. Funk, Esq. is a partner at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. He handles the litigation of workers compensation cases for the firm. He received his undergraduate degree from Albany University in 1995 and later went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1998. He has been practicing law since 1999 and became a partner at the firm in 2007.


He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Legislative Committee. Since 1999, he has co-authored  the  New York State Trial Lawyers  Decisions program on Workers’ Compensation Law. Matthew is a Board Member of the Injured Workers Bar Association. He is a Workers Compensation Committee member of the New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Matthew regularly lectures on the workers compensation law to various labor organizations.