about us

The Matta & Gager team is highly experienced in a variety of legal disciplines. We are committed as individuals and also work as a team. This collaborative approach serves our clients well, as it means we can draw on as many practices as needed to best serve a client’s interests.

We counsel our clients on personal injury law, real estate law, corporate law, family law and probate law. Our attorneys have many years of experience in their respective practices of law.

At Matta & Gager, we believe that our small size allows us to combine the personal service and practice-area specialization of a small partnership with the expertise and deep resources of a major law firm. Whether you're a start-up organization, an established business or an individual, our firm stands ready to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.

Through our commitment to our principles and our stability as a firm, we have achieved an exceptional reputation in the legal communities of Connecticut, countless referrals, many satisfied clients and outstanding results.

Maxine Matta, Matta & Gager, New London CT        Sarah Gager, Matta & Gager, New London CT

Attorney Bios

Maxine L. Matta, Attorney at Law

Received J.D. from Roger Williams Universty School of Law and B.A. from Connecticut College '97.

Admitted to practice in CT, MA and the U.S. Federal Court in Connecticut, and Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court.

My focus areas are Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Wills and Probate.

Prior to practicing law, spent twelve years as owner/operator of a small business in the corporate field. While in law school, I was a student attorney in the Criminal Law Clinic in Providence, RI. After graduation from Roger Williams my law career took me to Western Mass Legal Servces, Inc. in Pittsfield, MA, representing disadvantaged women with children in contested custody matters and domestic violence, rewriting the Americorp Manual on Domestc Violence, and attending intensive Trial Practice training sponsored by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation in Boston, Mass. Returned to CT, working two years as a "TAC" (Temporary Assistant Clerk) in the Superior Court of New London, CT, both civil and criminal divisions. Most recently have been a Workers' Compensation Defense attorney for ten years at Murphy and Beane Law Offices in New London, CT.

Completed Asylum and Removal Training at the International Institute of Connecticut.

Sarah Gager, Attorney at Law

Attorney Sarah E. Gager is dedicated to the interests of her clients. Armed with a decade of experience, she is well equipped to provide excellent legal representation.

Attorney Gager is a graduate of Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts. During her studies at Western New England University, she successfully represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a number of criminal proceedings as a part of a Criminal Law clinic.

Attorney Gager worked in Massachusetts for firms specializing in real estate and personal injury before she opened her own firm in Springfield, Massachusetts which focused on family law and real estate. She spent most of her time working as court appointed representation in Department of Social Services cases for either parents or children. Attorney Gager worked hard to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

In 2007, Attorney Gager relocated to New London. She was raised in New London and wanted to return home. She spent five years working for a firm specializing in workers' compensation, which further enhanced and broadened her knowledge of the law by representing employers' interests in workers' compensation cases.

Matta & Gager formed in July 2012. Attorney Gager wanted to focus on her specialties: child welfare law, family law, residential real estate and mediation.

Attorney Gager also has experience in estate planning, probate law and litigation.

Sarah lives in New London. In her spare time, Sarah is on the Development Committee for Boys + Girls Clubs.

Matta & Gager, experienced Real Estate, Personal Injury, Family Law, Immigration, Probate, and Assisted Reproduction Rights attorneys.


"We are truly grateful for all the hard work and legal expertise that Matta & Gager put into our case. It is truly appreciated!"
L. Lewis

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