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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||07/18/2017|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|For Service as Chair||OCBA Criminal Law Section||2015|
|Prosecutor of the Year||Mothers Against Drunk Driving||2008|
|Deans Citation for Service||University of Baltimore School of Law||2006|
|Owner||Law Office of Matthews R. Bark, PA||2012 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Jaeger and Blankner||2009 - 2012|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard & Seminole County)||2006 - 2009|
|Intern||Maryland House of Delegates||2006 - 2006|
|Legal Intern||Maryland Court Of Appeals||2005 - 2006|
|Intern||Circuit Court in and for Baltimore City, Maryland||2004 - 2004|
|Legal Intern||Orphans Court In and For Baltimore City||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Chairman||2014 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Volie A. Williams American Inn of Court||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2007 - Present|
|State v. Duguay||Case dismissed.|
|State v. Lee||DUI amended from a crime to a traffic citation, careless driving, Leaving the scene, withhold of adjudication and a fine.|
|State v. Fries||State dropped the charges.|
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|The Briefs (Orange County Bar Association)||Intoxilyzer 8000 Litigation in Orange County Florida||2015|
|The Briefs (Orange County Bar Association)||From Frye to Daubert and the Effect on Criminal Cases||2015|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Towson University||Finance with Honors||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Anatomy of a Criminal Case||Preserving Your Client's Driver's License DMV Hearings and License Implications||2016|
|Orange County Bar Association||Professionalism in Criminal Law||2015|
|Trial Advocacy Class||Trial Advocacy||2014|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Bar Luncheon/Led prayer||2014|
|Barry Law School Alumini CLE||Social Media for Lawyers||2014|
|University of Baltimore School of Law Course||Race and the Law||2013|
|North Orange County Bar Association CLE on Diversion Programs||Mental Health Court||2013|
|Brevard County Law Enforcement Training||How To Testify||2007|
Posted by Scott
Mr. Bark was exceptional from day one. He met with me on a Sunday to get all the information I could give him. He told me from that point he would get my case dismissed or win it. at the very least. I never went to court, he was able to have the case dropped. He is very well connected in the legal arena and uses those connections well. I was very impressed and more off, relieved he was able to get the job done. I appreciate him being discreet and professional in all interactions with me.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Bark on a DUI charge. He immediately identified nuanced issues in my case which made a difference. Mr. Bark wrote and presented a detailed motion to suppress evidence in such a way in which the State of Florida was unable to counter. The motion was presented before an experienced presiding judge in such a manner where the law on a complex and nuanced matter was made clear in such a way that the judge granted his motion. Mr. Bark's success led the State to abandon its case against me. I met with several attorneys in the Orlando area who recommended Bark as one of the top DUI attorneys in the Orlando. I would advise any person charged with a DUI or any criminal matter and seeking expert and skilled representation to hire Bark.
Posted by dragonflybikergirl
Really great attorney, explained everything in detail to me and also went out of his way to accommodate my schedule! Made himself available to answer my questions after hours and returned my calls even on the weekends. Was really nice to be treated like a person and not judged. Mr.Bark knows his stuff and was completely straight forward with me, I was so fortunate to have such great representation!
Danielle Wall, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mr. Bark is one of the most prepared attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. He goes above and beyond in researching and preparing his cases. Mr. Bark truly believes in zealous representation for his clients.
David Katz, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I had the honor of working against Matthews when he was a prosecutor and have known him as a criminal defense attorney in the community. He is a top notch lawyer who cares greatly for his clients and the outcomes of their cases.
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