After working several years as a litigation paralegal, Matt attended Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated with highest honors in 2002.
During law school, Matt earned 14 “book awards” (for the highest grade in a course), served as senior articles editor for the FSU Law Review, clerked in private practice, and helped raise two young daughters. Matt has twice served as an adjunct professor to the FSU School of Criminology. Upon graduating law school, Matt worked two years as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Florida, in Tallahassee.
Matt joined Levin Papantonio in 2004 and became a shareholder in 2009. His practice has focused on complex litigation and trials, resulting in nearly $50 million in trial verdicts since 2009. He has been peer-nominated and selected as a Florida “Super Lawyer” each year since 2009. He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.
With his two daughters now away in college, Matt lives in Pensacola with his wife of 26 years and several cats. In his spare time he plays bass, enjoys gardening, and loses chess games.