Matthew C. Decker


Matthew C. Decker


Phone: 603.792.7421 Fax: 603.448.5949 Email:

1 Court Street, Suite 320 Lebanon, NH 03766

Assistant: Ann Kerrigan Email:


Matthew Decker combines subject matter expertise with sophisticated advocacy skills to provide New Hampshire cities and towns with counseling and litigation support on a wide array of legal issues including code enforcement, land use, public roads, public meetings, public works projects and infrastructure, property tax enforcement, property tax appeals, law enforcement, and contracts.

Knowing that details can drive outcomes, Matt is known for taking a highly analytical approach to his work and helping his clients make confident decisions. Matt has successfully prosecuted numerous zoning and code enforcement cases, junkyard enforcement cases and suits for ejectment following tax deeds. He also led the successful defense of a New Hampshire town in a three-day trial on the status of a public road.

In his free time, Matt relaxes at home in the woods of New Hampshire with his wife, two children, and one cantankerous cat. He also enjoys outdoor sports, skiing at Whaleback in the winter, hiking all over the White Mountains in the summer, and distance running, having successfully completed the NYC marathon twice. He feels safe admitting to New Englanders his love for the New York Mets following Boston’s four recent championships (no more hard feelings about 1986, right?) and might be a Star Wars nerd. Dedicated to using his skills to improve his local community, Matt serves as a member of the zoning board of adjustment in Plainfield, New Hampshire.


Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Dartmouth College, B.A.


New Hampshire Bar Association

Grafton County (NH) Bar Association

Community/Public Service

Zoning Board of Adjustment, Plainfield, New Hampshire

Past Presentations

From June 6, 2023 9:00 am

NHMA Code Enforcement Workshop

Building inspectors, code enforcement officers, fire chiefs, health inspectors, and various other municipal officials are responsible for the enforcement of a variety of codes, regulations, and ordinances related to the use of land. These include both local regulations, such as zoning ordinances, site plan and subdivision regulations, health regulations, and the conditions of approval that accompany many land use board approvals, as well as state law, such as the State Building and Fire Code and statutes governing junkyards.

From November 13, 2019 10:45 am

2019 New Hampshire Municipal Association Conference & Exhibition

From May 28, 2019 12:00 pm

At the Intersection of Free Speech, Social Media, and Local Government

Practice Areas