Matthew A. Karmel practices in Riker Danzig's Environmental Law Group.   Before joining, Matthew gained practical experience in both state and federal courts by serving as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Victor Ashrafi of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, as well as working as a Judicial Intern for Judge Ashrafi and for the Hon. Joel H. Slomsky, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.   He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Environmental Law Review and the Fordham Moot Court, and acted as the Vice President of Editorial Content for the Fordham Sports Law Forum.  Matthew earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.