Matthew Cote is executive director of the firm, responsible for a number of aspects of day-to-day operations, including information technology, human resources, business development, and facilities. Mr. Cote is a Certified Legal Manager (CLM), having completed the rigorous training program and exam of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). He serves on the Management Committee and has a key role in strategic planning, helping the firm to acquire complementary practices and open new offices. Mr. Cote joined Fletcher Tilton in October of 2000 and has been key in launching the firm into the new millennium. Since then, the firm has grown from one office to eight, and the number of attorneys has more than doubled.
Mr. Cote started his career in the legal field during his senior year in college by working in the Accounting Department at Abramson, Rice & Brown, a boutique personal injury firm. He then joined a small IT firm specialized in the support of law firms where he implemented time, billing, and accounting applications. One of his consulting clients hired Cote to manage their insurance defense firm Bouchard and Mallory PC where he spent 10 years managing the daily operations of the firm and helping them grow. In 2000, Mr. Cote joined Fletcher Tilton and has been instrumental in the daily operation of the firm, along with the strategic visioning of helping the firm to grow and service the needs of its clients.
Education & Certifications
- University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- Babson College, MBA, F.W. Olin School of Business
- Certified Legal Manager (CLM), Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
Mr. Cote is an adjunct instructor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Foisie Business School. He currently serves on the boards of Worcester State University Foundation and the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, along with serving on the Advisory Board of The 15-40 Connection, a Worcester County non-profit which draws attention to teen and young adult cancer rates. Mr. Cote attended Leading Professional Service Firms at Harvard University. In 2004, he received the Worcester Business Journal “40 under 40” award. He is a member of the Boston Chapter of the ALA, past president at the Granite State Chapter of the ALA, and served as a regional representative and on the nominating committee of the National ALA.