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Matthew M. Villmer

Matthew M. Villmer

Practice areas:

Litigation, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

I am a business litigation attorney who is passionate about giving my clients strong and effective legal representation.  I know the importance of smart, frank, and cost-effective counsel—I grew up in a family of business owners and over the years have run a few companies myself.  From highly complex litigation to simple collection work, I have the experience and attention to detail that generates results.  At Sodoma Law, I represent business owners in a range of practice areas, including contract disputes, collection matters, landlord tenant law, real estate disputes, new business start-up, contract drafting, and just about every type of civil litigation you can imagine.

In the past I have represented multi-national homebuilders against class action drywall contamination claims, assisted numerous clients with complex breach of contract claims, tried insurance coverage and damage claims, and represented hundreds of businesses in economic loss claims after environmental disasters.  In addition to litigation, my general business practice includes setting up new businesses, drafting contracts including service and licensing agreements, and filing copyright claims to protect intellectual property rights.

If bringing a lawsuit is necessary, I will work tirelessly to fight for your cause.  Through the initial filing of the suit, discovery, trial, and even appeal, I will keep you updated on the status of your case and what you should expect in the future.  And even though I am a trial attorney by trade, I know not every dispute is best solved through litigation.  If a settlement can be reached without a lawsuit, I will work towards crafting an agreement that makes you whole again.

While some attorneys are impossible to reach and seemingly always out of the office, I  – along with my Sodoma Law colleagues – pride myself on giving each of my clients the individualized attention and personalized service they deserve.  If your best efforts at solving a business dispute have failed, drop by the Sodoma Law office and we can talk about the most direct  – and timely – path towards a resolution.

I found a home with Sodoma Law after moving to Charlotte to be closer to family.  Previously, I practiced in Florida with a large firm and later opened up my own solo practice.  Contact me at Sodoma Law today to discuss any legal questions you may have, and let our resources and dedication to client satisfaction work for you.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Litigation: 75%
    9 years, 450 cases
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    8 years, 100 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

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Contact Info

Sodoma Law

602 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202



FLMember in Good Standing200908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"Above and Beyond" awardGuardian ad LitemN/A
Best Oral AdvocateLawyering Process IIN/A
Book Award RecipientCivil Procedure and Lawyering ProcessN/A
Special AppointeeFlorida Coastal Leadership TaskforceN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySodoma Law2014 - Present
Owner/AttorneyThe Law Office of Matthew Villmer, LLC2012 - 2014
AttorneyEmmanuel Sheppard & Condon2008 - 2012
Law ClerkCamerlengo & Brockwell, P.L.2007 - 2008
ParalegalState Attorney 4th Judicial Circuit2007 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationCivil Courts Committee2014 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationCLE Committee Member2014 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Tulane University Maritime Law JournalMentor2011 - Present
Continuing Legal Education Committee, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationCommittee Member2011 - Present
Pathways for ChangeMarketing Committee Chair & Board Member2011 - Present
Florida Coastal School of Law 1st Circuit Alumni AssociationPresident2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
American Inns of Court, Pensacola ChapterMember2010 - Present
Pensacola Young ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
North West Florida Heart WalkCompany Leader2009 - Present
Krewe de PezMember2009 - Present
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Pensacola Professional Development InstituteCurriculum Development Chair2009 - 2011


Publication NameTitleDate
11 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 321Procedural Squabbling Ahead of Global Annihilation: Strengthening the National Environmental Policy Act in a New Technological Era2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJuris Doctor2009

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NACE National ConferenceContract Drafting for Caterers and Event Planners2015
NACE Meeting20 Must-Know Contract Clauses for Wedding & Event Planners2015
Mecklenburg County BarSlashing Law Firm Overhead with the Smart Use of Technology2015
Northwest Pensacola Rotary, PensacolaOil Spill Claims for Businesses2012
Florida Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsInsurance and Financial Advisor Oil Spill Claims: What you Need to Know2012
VISTA CoalitionCreating Persuasive Resumes2011
University of West Florida Pre-Law SocietyBefore, During, and After Law School: Everything you Need to Know2011
University of West FloridaLegal Ethics2011
North West Florida Paralegal AssociationGulf Coast Claims Facility Claims Process2011
North West Florida Paralegal AssociationIntentional Torts Overview2011
National Real Estate Development AssociationMaximizing Your Oil Spill Recovery2011
Job Readiness SeminarEffective Tools for Gaining & Retaining Employment2011
Florida’s Surveyors and Mappers SocietyOil Spill Claims in the Construction Industry2011
University of West Florida’s Phi Alpha Theta ChapterAn Introduction to the LSAT2010
Real Estate Professionals of FloridaBP Oil Spill: What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know2010
Pensacola RotaryBP Oil Spill: Business Claims Process2010
Pensacola Chamber of Commerce and WSRE TelevisionBP Oil Spill Legal Guidance2010
Northern District of Florida Annual Bankruptcy SeminarOil Spill Roundtable2010
Gulf Breeze Chamber of CommerceBP Oil Spill Governmental Claims Process2010
Florida Coastal School of LawPreparing for and Delivering an Effective Appellate Oral Argument2010
University of West FloridaIntroduction to Contracts and Commercial Litigation2009
Florida Community CollegeThe Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution—a Primer2009