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Matthew Howard Hinson

Probate Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.4   7 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    40%
    When a loved one passes and leaves behind possessions, the Court's must often be involved to determine the rightful ownership of those items. If your loved one had a valid last will, the Court will likely consider that as evidence as to who those possessions should be given.

  2. Guardianship
    25%
    Guardianships most commonly arise in two circumstances: 1) an elderly family member has lost their capacity to take care of themselves and the Court needs to appoint someone to do so, or 2) a family member or loved one is struggling with psychological challenges to the extent they need assistance protecting their person or property. Guardianships may be opened on an emergency temporary basis and/or a more permanent basis. (Other types can include Guardianships for Minors or Guardian Advocates)

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Want to ensure that the possessions you have worked so hard for in your life go to those who you desire, plan your estate! Examples of estate planning documents include: Last Will & Testament; Trust; Power of Attorney; Health Care Surrogate; Living Will; Designation of Pre-Need Guardian for a Minor Child, and more.

  4. Litigation
    15%

  5. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    Whether a tenant has failed to pay rent or breached an aspect of their lease, or a landlord has not fulfilled a duty imposed by law, landlord/tenant disputes occur often. Because landlord/tenant law is governed by statutes, the contract and prior court case decisions, disputes can often get muddied by conflicting provisions. The facts of every case are very important in considering an outcome.

Life can be tough at times.  Thus, it is my goal that my services are able to make those tough times a little easier for my clients.  I want my clients to leave their stress behind while I work for them, whether it be assisting in estate planning, probate/guardianship administration or guiding a client through the labrynth that is civil litigation.  Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my firm and me. 

All the best, Matt.

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Licensed for 11 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Matthew

The Hinson Law Firm, P.A.
300 West Adams Street
Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Gordon | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hinson is GREAT!
Mr. Hinson is extremely knowledgeable and was experienced. He had even drafted proposed Orders for the Judge to sign. The Judge signed all of the drafted Orders and was pleased that Mr. Hinson was so well prepared. I give this attorney the highest rating.
Posted by Robert | July 24, 2015
Great Lawyer
Over the years I have known Matt I have engaged his services, for both family and business issues, on multiple occasions. I have always found him to be professional,personable and insightful on all matters. I know i can rely on Matt's advice and have always been pleased with the product he provides.Matt is top notch and I am proud to have him as a friend and counsel.
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Posted by Jill | March 1, 2015
Recommend Without Reservation
People looking for superior legal representation in Florida should contact Matt Hinson and the Britton Law, LLC law firm. I retained Matt Hinson and Britton Law to secure protection for my Mother who has Alzheimer’s and had been purposely isolated from our family for a protracted period of time. In under two weeks Matt Hinson and Richard Britton devised and executed on a legal strategy which resulted in an almost immediate and highly positive outcome in a recent Nassau County Guardianship matter. What is unique about Matt Hinson and Britton Law is that this pairing is a perfect combination of seasoned expertise, legal sophistication and dedication to professional comportment. This rare combination IS why they were able to achieve what others could not and deftly penetrated an existing pervasive obstruction that I personally know is a block to just outcomes for vulnerable seniors in Nassau County. I know now that there are very few, if any, attorneys who are even willing to take cases that involve this obstructionist legal pairing. Matt Hinson is an attorney of the highest caliber. Britton Law, LLC is a rare boutique firm gem that has the confidence to think outside the box, expertise to separate the wheat from the chaff and most importantly has the patience to help those who may be considered a legal underdog. I recommend Matt Hinson and Britton Law, LLC without reservation.
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Posted by Brad | October 11, 2013
Professional and courteous.
I made a very expensive purchase that went horribly wrong thanks to an unscrupulous merchant. I live a great distance from where the transaction took place and without the professionalism that Mr. Hinson showed I would have been lost. He won my case for me and did so in a timely manner. I wouldn't hesitate to use services again.
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Posted by Lisa | February 25, 2013
Tenant/Landlord-Mold Issue
I had been renting a house for over a year and finally realized the house is mold infested. I had signed a new lease in November and at the end of December I withheld rent to the landlord trying to enforce them to have the house inspected. They suddenly decided that they were not renewing the lease after I had already paid them the new amount for 3 months. During the past year my daughter and I had been getting sick off and on which wasn't normal for either one of us. I did an in home mold test as well as having a contractor come inspect the duct work with an infared scope and a different air conditioning company inspect the main air handler in the house. Not only did my mold test have a significant amount of mold growing in it after 2 days, but both, the contractor and air quality person found mold present in the ducts. The air handler has about 1/2 inch thick of mold growing on the back of it and mold growing on the inside of it. Definitely, airborne. This is what my daughter and I had been breathing in for the last year. Not only have we been dizzy, sinus infections, bronchial infections, and skin rashes. The owner/property manager did nothing about it except to tell us to move. (At this point, all I wanted to do was move) I basically had 2 weeks to find a place for us to live. Due to my daughter's school zone, being a single mother, and working full time, I was not having any luck finding a place and no family close to stay with. The property manager filed an eviction for us to get out. I had a consultation with one attorney who was not very helpful. She told me to call or e-mail her with any questions. After a week I e-mailed her some questions as to which she never responded. I finally was referred to Matthew by the Florida Bar and he responded right away. He was very informative and professional in helping me understand my rights as well as explaining things pertaining to my case. He was extremely knowledgable in the area of expertise that I was dealing with. He answered all my questions thoroughly and gave me more information than I expected. After going to court this past Friday, the eviction was dropped. I would definitely refer anyone to him who needs legal advice in this type of situation as well as any other legal needs that he specializes in. I will also use him in the future for other legal needs.
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Posted by Clint | October 11, 2012
Landlord Legal Assist
The tenants in my Jacksonville rental home were getting more difficult to work with. I had a verbal agreement concerning a move out date and even provided a financial incentive of free rent from the date of our verbal agreement until the move-out date. They accepted the financial incentive (stopped paying rent) but never moved out. Finally, after 3 months free rent, I insisted they move out immediately only to be advised I was violating their tenant’s rights under Florida Law. My Real Estate agent referred me to Mr. Hinson. After consulting with Mr. Hinson and providing necessary documents he formulated several action plans we could pursue and explained the pros and cons of each. To my great satisfaction, Mr. Hinson handled everything and had them out of my house without incident in 30 calendar days – no court appearances required by me. Case Closed! Mr. Hinson is very professional yet easy to work with. He always conducted himself in a manner which conveyed he worked for me – unlike other attorneys I have dealt with who treated me like an ‘interruption’ of their busy schedule. I would challenge anyone to find an attorney with more knowledge of Florida Real Estate, Lease or Property laws.
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Posted by Angela | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save time and money.. look elsewhere
Long story short I was taken for a ride on broken promises then broken word. He did NOT fulfill one thing and after second chances, he continued to be as far away from a respected attorney as one could hope for. The final blow was he told me he would reimburse me my consult fee and guess what? That did not happen either. He wasted valuable time I did not have after losing my mother. I would rate a negative if it was possible.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Founding Attorney
  • The Hinson Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Britton Law, LLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Arnold Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Camerlengo Law Group, P.L.
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Director
  • 2018 - Present
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • The Bolles School - Mock Trial Team
  • Attorney Advisor
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 2009 - 2010
  • The Bolles School
  • Coach - Track and Field
  • 2009 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Coach - FHSAA 2A Track and Field Team State Champions
  • FHSAA
  • 2019
  • Client Champion - Silver Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion - Silver Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Coach - FHSAA 2A Track and Field Team State Champions
  • FHSAA
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Coach - FHSAA 2A Track and Field Team State Champions
  • FHSAA
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Coach - FHSAA 2A Track and Field Team State Runner-Up
  • FHSAA
  • 2015
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Coach - FHSAA 2A Track and Field Team State Champions
  • FHSAA
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2011
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Probate for Personal Injury Practitioner
  • Probate for Personal Injury Practitioner
  • 2019
  • Law Firm Presentation
  • Probate for Personal Injury Practitioner
  • 2018
  • JJA Annual Seminar - 2018
  • Probate for Personal Injury Practitioner
  • 2018
  • Consumer Law Hour with Eddie & Chuck Farah (WOKV)
  • Last Wills & The US Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • Summer Law Studies Intensive
  • Opening Statements at Trial
  • 2014
  • Lawyers in Libraries
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • 2014
  • Consumer Law Hour with Eddie & Chuck Farah (WOKV)
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (36)
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hinson has a gift for working quickly, professionally and always being accessible to alleviate the concerns of his clients. He is my go-to attorney for all probate/guardianship needs and exemplifies excellence!"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Other
"Matt Hinson is a straight shooting, up front lawyer which is refreshing. He's a tireless advocate for his clients and responsive to his fellow attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Hinson is an excellent probate and real estate attorney. He has the background, experience, and work ethic to get the job done. With Matthew Hinson, you will be well represented."
Probate Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a tremendous attorney who is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I would recommend Matt to my friends and family without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently met Matt through a mutual friend and ended up retaining his firm to probate the estate of my brother-in-law following his sudden and tragic death. Being largely unfamiliar with the ins and outs of probate matters, Matt walked me through the process, answered all of my questions and promptly returned phone calls and emails. What impressed me the most, however, was Matt's truly sincere condolences offered to the family of a fallen hero (my brother-in-law was a Captain with the Jacksonville Fire Department) and his care in ensuring that my brother-in-law was properly addressed in all correspondence between us (i.e. Matt addressed the estate as the Estate of Captain _______ instead of just using his name). That attention to detail genuinely impressed me and Matt has done a fine job handling such a sensitive situation and during an awful time for my family. I highly and without reservation recommend Matt for the handling of any legal matters."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Hinson and can attest to the superb legal services he provides his clients. I have worked with Mr. Hinson on a variety of cases over the past few years and am continually impressed with the level of professionalism, intelligence, and diligence he brings to each matter."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Attorney Hinson! He is active in the community and has professional experience in a variety of areas including real estate, criminal law and general litigation. As an esteemed colleague and friend, I can say that Mr. Hinson is dedicated, hardworking and will work practically & efficiently to get the job done."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an intelligent lawyer, who represents his clients with unbending zeal and obtains great results."
Probate Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Hinson. He is a true professional who dedicates himself to his work and his clients. His honesty and integrity make him a valuable member to the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt possesses the legal knowledge and professionalism clients desire in their attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Hinson for several years. His commitment to ethics, professionalism, and dilligence make him a truly competent advocate for his clients."
Probate Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of mediating probate cases with Matt and find him to be well qualified to handle probate matters. He and Rick Britton are a very good team, bringing to the table strong advocacy, high intellect, and admirable integrity. I enjoy mediating cases for and with Matt. He serves his clients quite well."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Matthew Hinson since law school. We clerked together at the same law firm and have continued to work together on different cases even at our respective firms. He is an intelligent, zealous and caring advocate, which I would absolutely hire as my own attorney. Matthew also maintains the utmost integrity and professionalism in his practice, all while being a pillar of the community and a great individual. For those reasons, I would absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a strong committement of zealous advocacy for his clients and exhibits extreme professionalism. I recommend him and believe he is an asset to our legal community."
Probate Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew Hinson. He is knowledgeable and provides correct and concise assistance. He is clearly eager to help both his clients and others in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hinson is a skilled litigator with excellent communication skills that allow him to obtain desired results for his clients. I recommend his representation to any potential client."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Hinson is an extremely professional and dedicated counselor. Attorney Hinson, although opposing counsel on a matter, was nevertheless professional, courteous, and extremely reasonable to work with. I recommend Attorney Hinson and believe he is an asset to the legal profession."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is always very well prepared and will stand up for his clients rights."
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