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Matthew Decell Weidner

Matthew Decell Weidner

Practice areas:

Foreclosure, Probate

About Me

In addition to maintaining an active and aggressive private practice, Mr. Weidner is a contributor and participant in several state and local charity organizations including the Challenged Athletes Foundation.


In his spare time, Mr. Weidner competes in endurance sporting events, completing four Ironman 70.3 races in 2009, including the Foster Grant Ironman 70.3 World Champtionships.


The training and competition is an important component of his professional life because the strength, perserverence and concentration that are developed in preparation for these endurance sporting events keeps his mind sharp, focused and ready to take on any challenge--like winning cases!


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Foreclosure: 75%
    16 years, 400 cases
  2. Probate: 25%
    16 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($200-400/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Earl Warren Parker

    Matt has proven to be a leader in the area of foreclosure litigation. He is one of the few lawyers unafraid to vigorously represent his client against the big banks. I never hesitate to refer clients to Matt because he understands trial practice, evidence, procedure and foreclosure law.


    Earl Parker Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carol A. Lawson

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is the most effective foreclosure defense lawyer in the state. He is an excellent resource, along with a highly passionate, aggressive attorney. Matt seems to always have his clients best interest at heart.


    Carol Lawson Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Matthew D Weidner PA

250 Mirror Lake Drive.
St Petersburg, FL, 33701



FLMember in Good Standing199905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
2010 Foreclosure Heros AwardForeclosure Hamlet2010
2010 Top 10 Newsmaker of the YearFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Top 10 Local Newsmaker of the Year 2010Saint Petersburg Times2010
Magna Cum LaudeFlorida State University1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal BrokerSaint Petersburg Funding2004 - Present
AttorneyMatthew D. Weidner, PA2001 - Present
AttorneyWeidner Bowden Weidner2000 - 2001
Executive DirectorHarris Management Group1999 - 2000
Law ClerkLegal Aid of North Florida1995 - 1998
Legislative AnalysistHealth Trac Publishing1992 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Attorney's Title FundAgent/Member2002 - Present
Florida BarPre-Paid Legal Services Commitee2002 - Present
Licensed Mortgage BrokerPrincipal Broker2001 - Present
Saint Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
HSBC v. BolinForeclosure Case Dismissed
Matacherio v. Wachovia BankMotion to Dismiss Granted
Indymac v. RogersMotion to Dismiss Granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
Stetson Law ReviewForeclosing In A Hurricane: Florida Courts Struggle To Deal With a Crisis of Epic Proportions2012
Foreclosure Litigation ManualForeclosure Capacity Compendium2010
Florida Ambulatory Surgical Centers Resource ManualLegal and Regulatory Manual2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Florida State UniversityPolitical CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law Revie CLEThe Defense of Foreclosure 20132013
Stetson Lawyers' AssociationForeclosure Defense: Report From The Battlefield2011
Quarterly SeminarForeclosure Securitization Meltdown2011
One Hour TeleconferenceNuts and Bolts of Foreclosure Defense2011
Mortgage JusticeTHIS IS WAR! Defend Your Home From Foreclosure2011
Florida Sunshine SummitFirst Amendment And The Florida Courts2011
American Bankruptcy InstituteMortgage Meltdown2011
35th Annual Alexander Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy PracticeMortgage Foreclosure Meltdown: Flawed Affidavits, Improper Securitizaton and Breaks in the Title Chain2011
With Tom SmithThe Edge Radio Show2010
Radio ShowThe Power Hour2010
Florida Quality CouncilForeclosure Fraud and Foreclosure Defense2010
Florida Foreclosure Defense War Room!Foreclosure Defense2010
JEDTI (Jurists Engaged in the Defense of Title Insurance)Title Insurance Pitfals in the Foreclosure Crisis2009
860 WGUL Radio StationOne Hour Radio Program on Wills and Estates2009