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I have represented hundreds of children and parents across the state of Florida in IEP meetings, discipline referrals and due process complaints. As a former legal aid attorney, judicial clerk and Peace Corps volunteer, I have dedicated my career to ensuring justice for those most in need.

I grew up in Tennessee and received my undergraduate degree in 1999 in communications-journalism from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I worked for two years as a journalist in Texas and North Carolina before returning to Tennessee for law school.

After graduating law school from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004, I joined the U.S. Peace Corp and was stationed in Albania. While in the Peace Corps, I worked on a variety of community projects with local NGOs assisting poor children and trafficking victims.

Upon returning to the United States, I began work as a judicial clerk and then took a job with the Florida Equal Justice Center in Fort Myers and became admitted to practice in Florida in 2008.

While at the Florida Equal Justice Center, I represented a diverse array of clients with problems ranging from domestic violence to immigration. My focus however has always been in helping disabled and troubled children and teens in the education setting. I led a media and community campaign on behalf of behaviorally challenged students at the Royal Palm Exceptional Center and I have regularly lobbied the Florida State Legislature on behalf of my clients.



Languages spoken: Albanian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Education: 50%
    8 years, 200 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    4 years, 25 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Immigration: 10%
    8 years, 25 cases



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  • C. C. Abbott

    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew has a true desire to assist those in need within our community. He is a true professional who advocates for children and others who are the most vulnerable.


    C. Abbott Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

P.O. Box 62279
Fort Myers, FL, 33906


FLMember in Good Standing200809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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