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Prior to ever attending law school, Mr. Bark clerked for the Orphans Court in Baltimore. He created the first ever mediation program.   He then attended law school, graduated with honors, was the head teacher's assistant, a law scholar, interned for the Circuit Court in an for Baltimore City, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland House of Delegates, and the Baltimore City State Attorney's Office.

After graduation he was a prosecutor in Brevard and Seminole Counties.  He took on highly publicized cases, including those where a man video recorded a twelve year old girl changing, a jewish boy was arrested on Rosh Hoshana, a deputy was battered by her husband, and teacher was accused of bringing a gun onto an elementary school campus.

He left the State Attorney's Office after being recruited by Jaeger & Blankner.  At Jaeger & Blankner, Mr. Bark tried DUIs, possession of cocaine, assisted in Murder trials, defended drug trafficking cases, and sex offense cases.

Mr. Bark left the firm to have a more hands on approach with his clients, and opened his own boutique firm.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 32%
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 31%
  4. Sex Crime: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Faudia Anisah Bacchus

    Mr. Bark is an exceptional attorney. He always thoroughly researches the issues and defenses in each of his cases, and he is able to eloquently and aggressively argue for his clients best interests. It is no surprise that he has a proven track record of successes at trial and motion hearings. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


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  • Jordan Michael Ostroff

    In each of the multiple cases I have had with him he was always prepared, knowledgable and skilled at writing, arguing and winning his motions and trials.


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Contact info

Matthews R. Bark, PA

999 Douglas Avenue
Suite 3317
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714


FLMember in Good Standing200706/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand - with Conditions
    issued in FL, 2010


    Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior and places conditions on the lawyer's license.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
For Service as ChairOCBA Criminal Law Section2015
Prosecutor of the YearMothers Against Drunk Driving2008
Deans Citation for ServiceUniversity of Baltimore School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Matthews R. Bark, PA2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyJaeger and Blankner2009 - 2012
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard & Seminole County)2006 - 2009
InternMaryland House of Delegates2006 - 2006
Legal InternMaryland Court Of Appeals2005 - 2006
InternCircuit Court in and for Baltimore City, Maryland2004 - 2004
Legal InternOrphans Court In and For Baltimore City2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChairman2014 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionBoard Member2012 - Present
Volie A. Williams American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2012 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jeremy Thomas v. DHSMVThe Circuit Court reversed the DHSMV's decision. (We won).
Jason Mahon v. DHSMVThe Circuit Court reversed the DHSMV's decision. (We won).
State v. WarnockNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Briefs (Orange County Bar Association)Intoxilyzer 8000 Litigation in Orange County Florida2015
The Briefs (Orange County Bar Association)From Frye to Daubert and the Effect on Criminal Cases2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Towson UniversityFinance with HonorsBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Orange County Bar AssociationProfessionalism in Criminal Law2015
Trial Advocacy ClassTrial Advocacy2014
Seminole County Bar AssociationBar Luncheon/Led prayer2014
Barry Law School Alumini CLESocial Media for Lawyers2014
University of Baltimore School of Law CourseRace and the Law2013
North Orange County Bar Association CLE on Diversion ProgramsMental Health Court2013
Brevard County Law Enforcement TrainingHow To Testify2007