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I am a business litigation attorney who is passionate about giving my clients strong and effective legal representation.  I know the importance of smart, frank, and cost-effective counsel—I grew up in a family of business owners and over the years have run a few companies myself.  From highly complex litigation to simple collection work, I have the experience and attention to detail that generates results.  At Weaver, Bennett & Bland, I represent business owners in a range of practice areas, including contract disputes, collection matters, landlord tenant law, real estate disputes, new business start-up, contract drafting, and just about every type of civil litigation you can imagine.

In the past I have represented multi-national homebuilders against class action drywall contamination claims, assisted numerous clients with complex breach of contract claims, tried insurance coverage and damage claims, and represented hundreds of businesses in economic loss claims after environmental disasters.  In addition to litigation, my general business practice includes setting up new businesses, drafting contracts including service and licensing agreements, and filing copyright claims to protect intellectual property rights.

If bringing a lawsuit is necessary, I will work tirelessly to fight for your cause.  Through the initial filing of the suit, discovery, trial, and even appeal, I will keep you updated on the status of your case and what you should expect in the future.  And even though I am a trial attorney by trade, I know not every dispute is best solved through litigation.  If a settlement can be reached without a lawsuit, I will work towards crafting an agreement that makes you whole again.

While some attorneys are impossible to reach and seemingly always out of the office, I pride myself on giving each of my clients the individualized attention and personalized service they deserve.  If your best efforts at solving a business dispute have failed, drop by the Weaver, Bennet & Bland office and we can talk about the most direct  – and timely – path towards a resolution.

I found a home with Weaver, Bennett & Bland after moving to Charlotte to be closer to family.  Previously, I practiced in Florida with a large firm and later opened up my own solo practice in the New York/Connecticut area.  Contact me at Weaver, Bennett & Bland today to discuss any legal questions you may have, and let our resources and dedication to client satisfaction work for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    10 years, 450 cases
  2. Contracts: 25%
    9 years, 100 cases



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Weaver, Bennett & Bland

196 North Trade Street
Matthews, NC, 28105


FLMember in Good Standing200906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWeaver, Bennett & Bland2015 - Present
AttorneySodoma Law2014 - 2015
Owner/AttorneyThe Law Office of Matthew Villmer, LLC2012 - 2014
AttorneyEmmanuel Sheppard & Condon2008 - 2012
Law ClerkCamerlengo & Brockwell, P.L.2007 - 2008
ParalegalState Attorney 4th Judicial Circuit2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationCivil Courts Committee2014 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationCLE Committee Member2014 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Tulane University Maritime Law JournalMentor2011 - Present
Continuing Legal Education Committee, Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationCommittee Member2011 - Present
Pathways for ChangeMarketing Committee Chair & Board Member2011 - Present
Florida Coastal School of Law 1st Circuit Alumni AssociationPresident2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
American Inns of Court, Pensacola ChapterMember2010 - Present
Pensacola Young ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
North West Florida Heart WalkCompany Leader2009 - Present
Krewe de PezMember2009 - Present
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Pensacola Professional Development InstituteCurriculum Development Chair2009 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
11 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 321Procedural Squabbling Ahead of Global Annihilation: Strengthening the National Environmental Policy Act in a New Technological Era2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar AssociationNorth Carolina State Bar Professionalism for New Attorneys Program2016
NC Certified Paralegal ProgramFaculty Graduation Speaker (Chosen by Students)2016
National Association of Caterers & Event Planners National Conference10 Tips for Drafting Air-Tight Employment Agreements2016
American Advertising Federation Regional Conference5 Client Services Contract Drafting Tips for Advertising & Marketing Agencies2016
NACE National ConferenceContract Drafting for Caterers and Event Planners2015
NACE Meeting20 Must-Know Contract Clauses for Wedding & Event Planners2015
Mecklenburg County BarSlashing Law Firm Overhead with the Smart Use of Technology2015
Northwest Pensacola Rotary, PensacolaOil Spill Claims for Businesses2012
Florida Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsInsurance and Financial Advisor Oil Spill Claims: What you Need to Know2012
VISTA CoalitionCreating Persuasive Resumes2011
University of West Florida Pre-Law SocietyBefore, During, and After Law School: Everything you Need to Know2011
University of West FloridaLegal Ethics2011
North West Florida Paralegal AssociationGulf Coast Claims Facility Claims Process2011
North West Florida Paralegal AssociationIntentional Torts Overview2011
National Real Estate Development AssociationMaximizing Your Oil Spill Recovery2011
Job Readiness SeminarEffective Tools for Gaining & Retaining Employment2011
Florida’s Surveyors and Mappers SocietyOil Spill Claims in the Construction Industry2011
University of West Florida’s Phi Alpha Theta ChapterAn Introduction to the LSAT2010
Real Estate Professionals of FloridaBP Oil Spill: What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know2010
Pensacola RotaryBP Oil Spill: Business Claims Process2010
Pensacola Chamber of Commerce and WSRE TelevisionBP Oil Spill Legal Guidance2010
Northern District of Florida Annual Bankruptcy SeminarOil Spill Roundtable2010
Gulf Breeze Chamber of CommerceBP Oil Spill Governmental Claims Process2010
Florida Coastal School of LawPreparing for and Delivering an Effective Appellate Oral Argument2010
University of West FloridaIntroduction to Contracts and Commercial Litigation2009
Florida Community CollegeThe Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution—a Primer2009