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Matthew R. Rheingans

About me

Originally from Wisconsin, I was raised in Venice, Florida since I was 9 years old and am a product of the Pine View School and Venice High School.  After meeting my wife, who is also a Venice native, in San Francisco, we decided to move home and start our family.  We have two boys, ages 7 and 5. 


I limit my practice to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration and residential Real Estate transactions.  I have a passion for assisting my clients overcome their issues and guide them through challenging times.  I consider it a privilege when someone entrusts me with their legal matter and I work hard to establish a relationship with each one of my clients that I hope will last a lifetime. 


I am a good person and a good attorney.  However, we cannot be experts in everything.  If I am not the right person to handle your matter, I will tell you at the outset  and I will also point you in the direction of someone who is.  I look forward to us meeting soon!


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 40%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    17 years
  3. Probate: 30%
    17 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Robert L. Cemovich

    I wholeheartedly endorse Matthew R. Rheingans as an excellent lawyer with a tremendous client focus. Not only have I come to know Matt as a fellow lawyer in the community, but I have also had the pleasure of working on a matter with him. Clearly, Matt is very talented and is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his practice areas of elder law, real estate, probate and estate planning. In addition, his experience as a trial lawyer greatly enhances and complements his skills and abilities, adding even greater value to the services he provides his clients.


    Robert Cemovich Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven W. Ledbetter

    Matthew is an extremely talented lawyer and very knowledgeable in his dedicated practice areas. Not only is he an excellent lawyer, but he also maintains the highest sense of ethics and morality. Plus, his familiarity with and experience within the community makes him a strong advocate for all his clients. I have referred Matthew several cases and my clients have always been very pleased with his representation. I would certainly want Matthew in my corner.


    Steven Ledbetter Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hall & Rheingans, PLLC

1314 East Venice Avenue, Ste. E
Venice, FL, 34285


FLMember in Good Standing200301/11/2016
KYCLE Exempt-Not authorized to practice199901/28/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated - Pre-Eminent PractitionerMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono Service Award (Bronze Level)Legal Aid of Manasota2015
Readers' Choice Award FinalistVenice Gondolier-Sun2014
Leadership Institute Class of 2010Gulf Coast Community Foundation2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHall & Rheingans, PLLC2014 - Present
ChaipersonLoveland Center2013 - 2014
Attorney/PresidentLaw Office of Matthew Rheingans, P.A.2003 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysTreasurer2015 - Present
Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of CourtBarrister2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Medicaid CommitteeMember2012 - Present
United Way of South Sarasota CountyAllocations Sub-Committee2011 - 2013
Venice Area Board of RealtorsAttorney Realtor Liaison Committee2011 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Attorney's Title FundMember2010 - Present
Venice Estate Planning CouncilChairman (2011-12); Vice-Chairman (2010-11)2010 - Present
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2007
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationSecretary2006 - 2006
Judge John Scheb American Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - 2012
Sertoma International Service ClubSecretary (2005-06); Sgt. At. Arms (2012-13)2003 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McKinney v. Monbouquette$1.3 million jury verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
Stetson UniversityBusiness AdministrationBusiness Administration1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lovelanders' MeetingGuardianship, Guardianship Advocate & the ABLE Act2015
Gulf Cove United Methodist Church Speaker SeriesMedicaid Planning & Estate Planning in Florida2015
AFELA Mid-Year UnProgramEvent Co-Chair2015
15th Annual Community Caregiving ForumElder Law, Medicaid Planning, Guardianship Law Update2015
Private Speaker SeriesMedicaid Planning for Long Term Care2014