EducationFlorida State University College of Law, JD
University of Central Florida, BS Criminal Justice
University of Florida, AA
Professional AffiliationsFlorida State Bar
Missouri State Bar
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
HonorsAV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Super Lawyers
Matt first practiced law with a prominent insurance defense firm in Tallahassee, Florida. The firm represented over 20 insurance companies and defended negligent drivers and doctors. During that time, he learned the methods, techniques and strategies that insurance companies use to reduce the amount of money they pay to people and families who have been injured or killed in accidents or by neglect.
After learning these methods and techniques, he decided to stop representing insurance companies. He left the insurance defense law firm and opened his own law firm to represent individuals. Matt has practiced in the historic landmark building known as the Hutchinson Mansion on Plant Avenue in Tampa since 1989.
Matt primarily represents people with catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases, but he also continues to be involved in smaller litigation cases as co-counsel with young lawyers. He is regularly in trial representing people injured in auto, truck, medical malpractice, defective products, birth injury, negligent security and other types of cases. He is known for using innovative methods for demonstrating injuries, including in “minor impact” cases. He is one of few lawyers in the country to obtain a verdict of $1 million or more for a minor impact case.