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When Mr. Foster was only 12 years old he was run over by a truck while riding his bicycle on Thomasville Road. The driver of the truck was distracted and ran into the back of Mr. Foster's bicycle causing him to fracture his lower back and sustain significant abrasions over most of his body.  This experience left Mr. Foster with a passion to help accident victims. He is committed to helping injured victims obtain the medical treatment and financial assistance they need to recover from their injuries and helping them try to put their lives back together.  

Since graduating from law school in 1994, Mr. Foster has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to protecting the rights of injured victims against insurance companies and corporations that place profits over safety. For 20 years, he has represented injured victims in the areas of negligent or failed security, premise liability and serious car accidents. He has obtained the two largest premise liability monetary settlements with the City of Tallahassee. At the same time he helped ensure that the City corrected the dangerous conditions that caused serious injuries to its citizens.

Mr. Foster also works with the victims of violent crimes to obtain substantial monetary recoveries against apartment owners, who failed to provide adequate security for college students and other residents. His background in both civil and criminal litigation give him a unique perspective in handling serious negligent security claims. 

-Accident Victims
-Personal Injury
-Negligent Security/inadequate security/failed security
-Medical Malpractice
-Premise Liability (trip and fall)


Mr. Foster also has extensive background in handling criminal defense for select clients  including allegations of embezzlement/fraud, internet crimes, drug possession or trafficking charges plus both DUI misdemeanor and felony charges. Mr. Foster is passionate about defending the rights of college students at Florida State University, FAMU, and TCC who are accused of crimes to make sure that youthful mistakes do not permanently scar or prevent students from becoming productive members of our community. Mr. Foster also focuses on representing professionals ranging from doctors and lawyers to legislators to help ensure that wrongful criminal allegations do not become career ending.  


-Fraud Allegations
-Drug Possession and Trafficking Allegations
-DUI (misdemeanor and felony)
-All Felony Charges

-Misdemeanor charges
-Traffic charges



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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christi Gray

    Matt is one of the hardest working attorneys I know.


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    Amazing lawyer to work for and an even better guy. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

909 E Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL, 32301-2646


FLMember in Good Standing199409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
ScholarshipFSU College of LawN/A
NominatedRhodes Scholarship CandidateN/A
Top Scholar Athlete Award, 1989-1990Florida State UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Equity PartnerBrooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A.1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trinity United Methodist Visioning and Planning CommitteeBoard Member2015 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle MemberN/A
Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers' SectionFormer PresidentN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast PresidentN/A
Florida State University College of LawAdjunct ProfessorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest LecturerJuvenile Justice and Juvenile RightsN/A
Guest LecturerC.L.E. Courses on DUI DefenseN/A