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Matthew D. Liebenhaut

Matthew D. Liebenhaut

also known as Matt Liebenhaut, Matt Liebenhaut

Practice areas:

Social Security, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody

About Me

A good lawyer knows more than just the law.  He knows his clients.  You are unique and deserve a lawyer who treats you as more than just a number.  At our office, we take the time to get to know our clients.  You can rest assured we will take the time to hear your concerns and keep you informed.  Treating our clients with kindness, respect, and professionalism is our guiding principle. 


Recently, Matt Liebenhaut was one of only two social security disability lawyers in Florida designated a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.  He also has earned the preeminent AV rating from Martindale Hubble peer review rating system. Matt lives in Tallahassee with his wife and two children.  He is inspired to help disabled clients by his little sister who has struggled with learning disabilities throughout her life.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Social Security: 50%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 10%



Contingent (25%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Bonnie Klein Rhoden

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Bonnie Klein Rhoden Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Winter Emil Spires

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt, is a lawyer who is attentive to his client's needs and will go above and beyond to get the right answers to your legal questions.


    Winter Spires Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Matt Liebenhaut, PLLC

1210 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL, 32301


FLMember in Good Standing200705/07/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200507/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
"Legal Elite Up and Comer"Florida Trend Magazine2010
Katzentine-Simon ScholarshipFlorida State University College of Law2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Matt Liebenhaut, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyCarr Allison2008 - Present
AttorneyCarlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, LLP2005 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesAttorney Member2013 - Present
Big Bend CaresBoard of Directors2011 - Present
TallyTIESDirector2010 - Present
Florida State University College of LawCoach, Mock Trial2009 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
Liebenhaut LawHow You Can Speed Up The SSDI Process2013
Liebenhaut LawThe Trial Work Period2013
Liebenhaut LawSocial Security's 5-Step Evaluation Explained2013
Medical Malpractice Law & StrategyMany Shields of Immunity: A Primer on the Statutes that Protect Charitable Healthcare Providers2007
Defense Research Institute Newsletter, The Voice, Volume 5, Issue 29Effective Use of Demonstrative Exhibits at Trial2006
Post-Trial: What's NextNational Business Institute CLE Seminar, Civil Trial From Start to Finish: A Practical Approach to Trying a Civil Case in Georgia2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Florida State UniversitySocial ScienceB.S. (Magna Cum Laude)2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Older Americans MonthSurrogate Decision Making Documents2013
Medical-Legal PartnershipSocial Security Disability2013
North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute2010 Legislation Affecting Florida Community Associations2010