Marc Matthews spent several years working in the trial departments of some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the U.S., including Holland & Knight, LLP, and DLA Piper LLP, representing companies in cases involving truck crashes, catastrophic injury, product liability, and business disputes.
Relying on that experience, Marc joined forces with one of the preeminent plaintiffs’ firms in the State of Florida, prosecuting catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims through verdict. In 2013 alone, he obtained two verdicts in excess of ten million dollars. Always striving to passionately represent his clients in seeking to maximize their recovery, Marc formed Matthews Trial Law in 2014. In 2018, Marc obtained one of the Top 10 Car Accident Verdicts in the State of Florida.
Born in Bradenton and raised in Pinellas County, Marc attended the University of Central Florida on an academic scholarship before graduating from the University of Florida College of Law with honors. Since law school, Marc has lived and practiced law in Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida. Marc previously served as a member of the national trial counsel team for an international Fortune 100 trucking company. His experience includes litigating cases throughout the State of Florida and the nation involving catastrophic trucking accidents, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, tire blowouts and rollovers, wrongful death, product liability claims, and commercial actions.
In recognition of his legal skills and ethical standards, Marc received an AV Preeminent Rating, the highest rating given to lawyers from Martindale Hubbell. Martindale Hubbell has been a reliable source for over 130 years for those seeking experts in the legal industry. Marc is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts throughout Florida. Marc has appeared in the Northern, Middle, and Southern District Courts of Florida in cases ranging from multi-million dollar business disputes to multi-million dollar insurance claims.
Marc has tried cases ranging from wrongful death to vehicle accidents to real estate property claims to contract disputes. Marc has taken cases to trial in jurisdictions ranging from Walton County to Hillsborough County to Manatee County to Orange County to Miami-Dade County. In seeking to fully represent his clients’ best interests in pursuing the justice they deserve, Marc has also prosecuted cases through appeal when necessary.
Marc is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay. In an effort to stay involved in his community outside of work, Marc serves on the board of directors of three charitable foundations, including the Palma Ceia Little League; Vincent Jackson’s Jackson in Action 83 Foundation, which supports military children and families; and The Ryan Nece Foundation, which strives to empower student leaders to impact giving in their communities. Marc is the chairman of the board of the Ryan Nece Foundation. Marc also supports the Sidewalk Stompers, a nonprofit committed to providing safe crosswalks and sidewalks for children trying to get to school safely.