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Matthew Eric Ladd

About Me

We are a boutique law firm offering assistance to those in need of criminal legal representation.  Attorney Matthew E. Ladd is a former prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.  He prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies including violent crimes, child abuse, theft, and murder. 

After fulfilling his commitment to State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle he served then-House Speaker now U.S. Senator, Marco Robio in the Florida House of Representatives.

In the legislature, Mr. Ladd assisted in the creation of legislation related to criminal justice, foreclosure rescue services, public safety, auto insurance, immigration reform, property taxes, homeowner and condominium association reform, and compensation for the wrongfully incarcerated. He also served as a Special Master presiding over Claim Bill hearings and ruled on the extent of liability of government entities in lawsuits.

Today, Mr. Ladd uses his unique expereince prosecuting and writing the law to defend those that may have had a temporary lapse of judgment, were wrongfully arrested, or need an aggressive defender of their rights.  He also assists those in need of a variety of civil legal matters. 

Mr. Ladd is a proud alumnus of Marshall University (2000) where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and served as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After graduating, he attended Syracuse University College of Law (2003) where he earned his law degree and was elected vice president of his class and honored as a member of their Moot Court Honor Society and intercollegiate competitive trial teams.

Since 2003, Mr. Ladd has been a member of the Florida Bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida which includes Miami. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, and BNI-Coral Gables. He also sponsors the Dade County Police Benevolent Association and volunteers with the Kiwanis of Little Havana. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    12 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 3%
    2 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 2%
    2 years
  4. Juvenile: 1%
    2 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 1%
    2 years



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Deirdre Dawn Nero

    I endorse Matt Ladd. I have confidence that he can handle any criminal matter I refer to him with the utmost professionalism and competence. He will be a tireless advocate for his clients and always get them the best possible outcome.


    Deirdre Nero Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Yehuda D. B. Bruck

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an honest, smart and dedicated attorney whom I would trust to handle any criminal matter.


    Yehuda Bruck Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Matthew E. Ladd, P.A.
4649 Ponce de Leon Blvd Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL, 33146


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star Nominee Coral Gables Chamber of CommerceCoral Gables Chamber of Commerce2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Litigation AttorneyThe Law Office of Matthew E. Ladd, P.A.2008 - Present
Analyst/ AttorneyFlorida House of Representatives2006 - 2008
ProsecutorMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office2003 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kiwanis of Little HavanaMember2009 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
BNI Coral GablesN/A2008 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
False Imprisonment with a FirearmDismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawlawJuris Doctor2003
Marshall UniversityBusiness AdministrationB.B.A.- Marketing2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Managing Risk on College CampusesFraternity Risk Management2012
IFC Marshall University- Risk Management SeminarOctober 20122012