Eugene Mattioni


Office: Philadelphia, PA
           Swedesboro, NJ

Federal Reserve Bank Building

100 North Independence Mall West

Suite 5A NW

Philadelphia, PA  19106-1559

215-629-1600 (T)
215-923-2227 (F)

Eugene Mattioni Awarded 2017 Spirit of the Port Award

Eugene Mattioni, Shareholder at Mattioni, Ltd.,  has been chosen by the Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey to receive their 2017 Spirit of the Port Award.  It is given annually to an individual selected by leaders in the maritime community, who epitomizes the spirit and humanity of our Port of Philadelphia and South Jersey.

"I knew about Eugene's philanthropic support before I came to SCI, and indeed, he was one of the first people to come and meet me and offer his support of our work serving the seafarer community," said Helene Pierson, Executive Director of the Seamen’s Church Institute.  

Captain David Cuff of the Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware, incoming Board President of SCI said,  "It is an honor to be presenting Mr. Mattioni with the Spirit of the Port Award.  Mr. Mattioni is not only an accomplished lawyer but also a merchant mariner.  He has served the port of Philadelphia for over 40 years and continues to support the Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey. "
Gene holds many honorable appointed posts and has been awarded numerous  times throughout the maritime community.  As his life is deeply rooted in the maritime community, he has also been appointed to the Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its Navigable Tributaries as well as being recognized in the past as “Person of the Year” by The Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society (PPMS) , an award recognizing outstanding achievement in the maritime industry.

Gene attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he graduated with honors. He is a licensed Master Mariner and was a member of the United States Naval Reserve.  After graduating the USMMA, he attended Georgetown Law School, joined Mattioni, Ltd., and became a partner along with his brothers, Dante, Blasco, Faustino and John. The firm engages in many legal disciplines including substantial work in admiralty and maritime matters. Gene has practiced law for over 40 years.

Gene has tirelessly supported the maritime community and his alma mater for many years. He was the recipient of the USMMA Meritorious Alumni Service and Outstanding Professional Achievement Awards and was President of the Philadelphia Chapter, USMMA Alumni Association. Gene also served on the Executive Board of the Seaman’s Church Institute, and as Vice Chairman of the Chapel of Four Chaplains earning its Bronze Medallion. Gene is a member of the Board of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay and is active in many maritime charities. He is a proud sponsor of the World War II US Merchant Marine and US Navy Armed Guard Memorial.
Gene is also a member of the Justinian Society, Saint Thomas More Society, Maritime Law Association of the United States, and Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society. He is a founding Member of the Maritime Academy Charter School and currently serves as its Chairman.

Gene is the ninth of ten children and the youngest son of Domenico and Concetta Maria Mattioni. Gene and his wife Marie sponsor children in Honduras and Guatemala through Children Inc. He has received the Living Faith Award from St. Bridget Parish Catholic Church.

If you would like to come celebrate this event with Eugene, a ceremony will be held on  Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.  For ticket information, please contact Christine Polit at 215-940-9900 ext. 104 or email  More information about SCI can be found at

Mr. Eugene Mattioni named Person of the Year for 2014 by Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society

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Mr. Mattioni concentrates his practice on Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and workers' compensation claims, general litigation, employment claims, and various admiralty and maritime matters. His maritime practice involves investigation of casualties, and the handling of claims for pier damage, collision, pollution, and personal injury and death.

As a licensed Master Mariner of steam and motor vessels, any gross tons, oceans, Mr. Mattioni has practical experience in ship handling, cargo operations, and vessel management. Mr. Mattioni has more than 30 years experience in providing legal counseling and litigation services to self-insured and commercially insured business clients in various industries, as well as to third-party claims administrators. He has litigated numerous claims for occupational injury and disease, toxic poisoning, product liability, and medical malpractice.

In recent years Mr. Mattioni has represented small and large businesses and individuals in many employment related claims, including discrimination claims based on race, national origin, gender, and age, as well as claims for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and violations of the Wage Payment and Collection Law. He successfully represented a regional health insurer in an ERISA/gender discrimination case which was tried in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has served as counsel to a municipality and handled all of its employment related claims, including those under the Family Medical Leave Act, and those for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and related issues. Mr. Mattioni also provides counseling to individuals and companies with regard to employee terminations and severance.

Mr. Mattioni has practical experience with various forms of alternative dispute resolution, and he has served as a mediator and arbitrator. He has written and lectured in the fields of workers' compensation, with emphasis on the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and employment related claims.

Mr. Mattioni has been active in various legal and community associations. He is currently the Chairman of the Maritime Academy Charter School with a Cadet student enrollment of 820 from the 3rd grade to the 12th grade. Maritime Academy’s purpose is to introduce its Cadets to the vast opportunities available in maritime education and careers. He serves on the Board of the Maritime Exchange for the Bay and Delaware River. He was recently appointed by Mayor Michael A. Nutter to be a member of the Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and its Tributaries. The Commission has the power to grant licenses to pilots and regulate the services they provide among other duties and responsibilities. Mr. Mattioni was honored by being named 2014 Person of Year in recognition of his service to the Philadelphia Maritime Community by the Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society.  

Mr. Mattioni is a peer reviewed, AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. 

Practice Areas:

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment and Civil Rights
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Georgetown University School of Law, 1971, J.D.
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1962, B.S. (With Honors)

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1972
  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania,
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Professional Affiliations:

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Justinian Society
  • Maritime Academy Charter High School, Co-Founder, Board Member, and General Counsel, Currently Chairman of Board
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society
  • Saint Thomas More Society
  • Seaman’s Church Institute, Executive Board
  • The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia
  • The Longshore Claims Association
  • Solicitor-Vessel Owners & Captains Association, Inc.

Awards and Honors:

  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The Honorable Judge John B. Hannum
  • USMMA Meritorious Alumni Service
  • USMMA Outstanding Professional Achievement
  • Bronze Medallion - Chapel Of Four Chaplains 
  • Living Faith Award - St. Bridget Parish Catholic Church
  • Sponsor US Merchant Marine and US Navy Armed Guard Memorial or World War !!
  • 1962 - 1971 USNR