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Matthew D. Liebenhaut

also known as Matt Liebenhaut, Matt Liebenhaut

About me

A good lawyer knows more than just the law.  He knows his clients.  You are unique and deserve a lawyer who treats you as more than just a number.  At our office, we take the time to get to know our clients.  You can rest assured we will take the time to hear your concerns and keep you informed.  Treating our clients with kindness, respect, and professionalism is our guiding principle. 


In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Matt Liebenhaut was the only social security disability lawyer in Florida designated a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.  He also has earned the preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. Matt lives in Tallahassee with his wife and two children. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 50%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Immigration: 10%



Contingent (25%), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

Law Office of Matt Liebenhaut, PLLC

4832-B Kerry Forest Parkway
Tallahassee, FL, 32309


FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers Magazine2013
"Legal Elite Up and Comer"Florida Trend Magazine2010
Katzentine-Simon ScholarshipFlorida State University College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Matt Liebenhaut, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyCarr Allison2008 - Present
AttorneyCarlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, LLP2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesAttorney Member2013 - Present
Tallahassee Affilliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)President2013 - Present
Big Bend CaresBoard of Directors2011 - Present
TallyTIESDirector2010 - Present
Florida State University College of LawCoach, Mock Trial2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Liebenhaut LawSSDI: Fighting for David Against Goliath2015
Liebenhaut LawApplying for Disability and Early Retirement: Yes, you can!2015
Liebenhaut LawHow You Can Speed Up The SSDI Process2013
Liebenhaut LawThe Trial Work Period2013
Liebenhaut LawSocial Security's 5-Step Evaluation Explained2013
Medical Malpractice Law & StrategyMany Shields of Immunity: A Primer on the Statutes that Protect Charitable Healthcare Providers2007
Defense Research Institute Newsletter, The Voice, Volume 5, Issue 29Effective Use of Demonstrative Exhibits at Trial2006
Post-Trial: What's NextNational Business Institute CLE Seminar, Civil Trial From Start to Finish: A Practical Approach to Trying a Civil Case in Georgia2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Florida State UniversitySocial ScienceB.S. (Magna Cum Laude)2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Family-to-Family SeminarAdvocating for Those with Mental Illness2015
Medical-Legal PartnershipRepresenting Clients before the Social Security Administration2014
Older Americans MonthSurrogate Decision Making Documents2013
Medical-Legal PartnershipSocial Security Disability2013
North Gulf Coast Chapter of the Community Associations Institute2010 Legislation Affecting Florida Community Associations2010