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Matthew William Thompson

Criminal defense Attorney at Deland, FL

4.8   24 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
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About Matthew

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FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH EXTENSIVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE.

At Thompson Law, P.A., every client is our number one priority.  We are a criminal defense and personal injury firm that focuses solely on our clients’ individual needs to achieve the best possible result.  Thompson Law is located in Historic Downtown DeLand in Volusia County Florida.   Attorney Matt Thompson has over ten years of trial experience that he uses to aggressively represent his clients.  Thompson Law was voted Best Law Firm in Volusia County in 2013, and Matt Thompson was selected to SuperLawyers Magazine “Rising Stars” for his litigation skills in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Matt Thompson has also received the Client’s Choice Award for for 2017, and has been selected to the Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

 

As a former prosecutor, Matt Thompson has handled hundreds of criminal cases and has gone to trial on an array of criminal charges including high profile homicides and sex crimes cases.  Prior to attending law school, Matt learned the ropes of personal injury when he worked for a personal injury law firm and required to meet with each individual client to assess the strength of their case before filing suit.  As a lawyer, he uses those skills to represent clients on personal injury matters since opening his firm in 2013.  Matt possesses a unique combination of skills that include the ability to connect with clients on a personal level to understand their issue, the experience to fully educate a client as to the legal system, and the knowledge to aggressively defend his client’s cases.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2015

Location

Thompson Law, P.A.
120 East New York Avenue
Unit G
Deland, FL, 32724
Thompson Law, P.A.
648 S Ridgewood Ave
#100
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Pat | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice for an open, honest Attorney
Our family found ourselves in a position no one wants to be in 6 years ago. We needed an Attorney and a good one, but we were 3 states away and had no idea where to start. Where else, the Internet. We are so eternally grateful we found Matt’s website. We always felt God lead us to him. We had our first meeting and he was open, honest and put us at ease. He had quite a mess on his hands, but he assured us he’d work as hard as he could for us and he did. He never told us he was going to do something and didn’t follow through. All of our MANY questions were always answered as honestly as he could. He returned every call/email we made to him if he wasn’t available (even after hours). He never gave us false hope, but was factual and honest so we always knew what to expect. There were many court dates over the years and not only was he our Attorney, but he become a valued friend who is now like family to us. If you need an Attorney that will be honest, upfront and fight for you Matt Thompson is definitely the person you want. I know had he not been on our side fighting things would’ve had a much different outcome.
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Posted by Ashley | April 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mother with two kids
Matt was excellent when dealing with my case. I called him to see what my options were and He was very polite and made me feel at ease when it came to my fears on my charges. If I ever need assistance again which I’m hoping never but if so I’m going to definitely call Matt.
Response from Matthew Thompson April 11, 2022
Your review is incredibly kind and I thank you for those words. I enjoyed the time I was able to work with you and though I am sure you will not need me in the future, I would be happy to assist anyone you want to send my way. Thank you!
Posted by Christine | May 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
All charges Dismissed!!
My husband was facing 35 years for a crime that he didn’t commit. It was a confusing case and Matt took his time digging into the endless paperwork and answering my endless questions. He had the confidence that we desperately needed and was able to get the charges dismissed! Do yourself a favor and hire Matt Thompson If you want a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney! We owe him!
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Posted by Jeremy | May 14, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Matt Thompson. I worked for a company in 2018 as a sales rep for 1 month. 2 years later I was informed that I had 3 felony warrants and was facing 35 years in prison because the company never completed the work that they were contracted for. The entire case was so complex because even though I worked for a company, I only had a specific job and Matt not only took the time to understand the entire process and everyone's rolls, but he read through literally 100's of pages of bank account records, statements, paperwork, spoke to endless people and filed motions that I had no idea existed. I was terrified that the jury wouldn't understand the case and the rest of my life was in his hands. Yesterday ALL 3 cases were closed. Thank you again, Matt!!!
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Posted by Dan and Deb | February 13, 2018
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Profoundly Grateful
Matt represented our son in a criminal case, never a pleasant circumstance for a parent to face. He was not only competent and professional, he was also compassionate at what was obviously a very difficult time. We knew we were looking at a long shot, but thanks to his expertise we got the best possible outcome and now our son has the opportunity for treatment and rehabilitation rather than prison. The last meeting prior to the hearing Matt said, "I hate losing." This is exactly what you want in a lawyer. We are profoundly grateful for the excellent job he did and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Peter | August 18, 2017
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Great Attorney Great Guy
I hired Matt for a criminal case and can honestly say that the man got the best possible results for my case. Without his representation I'd have lost my job and a whole lot more. He made sure that I was informed every step of the way and was always prompt when getting back to me with any questions I may have had. Not to mention for someone without a ton of money at my disposal he was very flexible and affordable. 10/10 would recommend Matt should you ever be in the situation that requires an attorney!
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Posted by Neal | July 24, 2017
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His efforts made my case easy, painless and fast!
When I first consulted with Matt, he promised results for my accident claim that I would be happy with. He carefully prepared my case and got me a generous payment much quicker than I expected. To say the least, I was very happy with Matt's efforts. Matt took charge and got things done. The process was painless and effortless for me. He kept me updated and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt Thompson!
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Posted by Freddy | July 11, 2017
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An attorney who knows his stuff
Matt is a hard working attorney who goes the extra mile to assist in a positive resolution. Throughout the process he presented me with options as well as kept me in the loop of every and all of the new findings that popped up. I would recommend Matt to friends, family and anyone who needs a competent attorney that will fight for them.
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Posted by Benjamin | July 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zealous Advocacy
This is a competent and compassionate counselor. His advice and advocacy has come through more than once. His attention to detail and thorough communication during the process made a difficult season safe and navigable.
Posted by Isabel | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Experience
Matt Thompson has helped my abundantly with my case. He has helped me throughout my whole process and has been a fantastic lawyer. I couldn't have found a better one. He has explained everything to me along the way and has helped me redeem myself through the mistakes I have made. My family has nothing but love and appreciation for him as do I. I would 100% recommend him to anybody who may be in the same or worse situation I was in.
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Posted by Gabe | June 16, 2017
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Excellent Attorney. Highly Recommend
Mr. Thompson recently represented me in a civil matter. Matt was professional, knowledgeable and instilled confidence during the entire process. I appreciate how Matt always gave straight answers and never rushed through anything, clearly explaining the process and options.
Posted by Jordan | June 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Matt is an excellent attorney. He cares and goes above and beyond. He does everything he possibly can to help you. He is very easy to get a hold of and responds in a timely manner. I was extremely happy with him.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Bee's Knees
Mr. Thompson provided exemplary service. He was patient and thorough. He handled our baby-mama-drama with grace and finesse. At an appointment with Mr. Thompson you will feel like you are the center of his attention as he treats every case as if it is his most important case. As an added bonus, he is swashbuckingly handsome and smells good, too. His assistant, Nicole, also handled all of our requests in a timely and professional manner. She is the best legal assistant EVER. I don't always hire an attorney, but when I do, its always Thompson Law PA.
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Posted by René | June 7, 2017
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!
Mr. Thompson came highly recommended to me when my son received two tickets. He was always accessible and provided excellent and professional legal service. He also explained the whole legal process in layman's terms, which was very important to me. One of the tickets would have resulted in a second degree misdemeanor, expensive fines and a criminal record but after a thorough investigation, Mr. Thompson was able to have the case dismissed! You won't be disappointed when you choose this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2017
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The right combination of confidence and compassion.
Overwhelmed by intimidation and legalese, I was desperate for a sensible resolution to my situation. I read as much literature as I could on the subject, but I still felt totally unprepared to handle this problem alone. As an independent person, I was also intimated about the idea of contacting a lawyer. The very first time I spoke with Matt, his professional demeanor and expeditious approach to my case dissolved my despair and allowed me to put everything into perspective. I felt a calm for the first time since my problems arose. The insight and peace of mind he provided after our first interaction ensured that I made the right decision in contacting him. As this was the first time I ever needed a lawyer, the experience also changed my perception of attorneys. I was truly impressed and thankful to have someone like him on my side. Not that my word means much to anyone else, but this experience humbled me, and I know for sure the only reason I was able to resolve this issue in this manner is because of the dedicated, thorough approach Matthew took on my behalf. While I hope I am never in need of his services again, I would not hesitate to reach out to him in the future. Thank you, Matthew, for providing a safe harbor during a particularly stormy season in my life!
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Posted by Corey | June 6, 2017
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Very professional and efficient
We first met Matt when he was working as a prosecutor for the state in a very emotionally difficult time for us. He did his job with justice and compassion. Very well. Since then we have used him 2 other times in his private practice. He has continued to demonstrate the same efficiency, professionalism and understanding that he did years ago. No one ever wants to have a lawyer for the rough times on standby, but we know that Matt is just a phone call away from taking care of whatever legal needs arise
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Posted by Heather | December 15, 2015
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The best decision during the worst of times
Having worked in the legal field for over 15 years myself, I understand the importance of a good attorney. However, having to find a criminal lawyer to represent your child is an entirely different understanding of the law and can be very emotionally draining. Hiring Matthew Thompson to represent my daughter was the best decision I could have made. His professionalism and compassion for his client was commendable. He always had her best interests at heart through the entire process and that was always clear. He was always willing to listen and offered the best legal advice (even if it wasn’t always what I wanted to hear). My daughter was barely 18 and struggling through things I didn’t understand, which resulted in criminal behavior. As a parent, I feel like hiring Matt Thompson gave my daughter a second chance at life. Not only did he represent her, he made sure she got the help she needed in the process. He gave her the hope she didn’t have (and me). He also didn’t sugar coat things or make promises he couldn’t keep. He educated her on the process and gave her the best representation possible for the most favorable outcome. During the criminal process, there are always multiple hearings, some with continuances that are out of the attorney’s control. Matt kept us informed about each and every hearing and was diligent with every step of the process. He always responded quickly to emails, phone calls or texts regarding questions from either myself or my daughter. He also offered future services for the fees paid such as expungement and early termination of probation. I am thankful that during a very bad time in our lives we had Matt by her side. Throughout the entire process and in front of the Judge, his professionalism, diligence, compassion and expertise clearly showed in all his actions. I would highly recommend Matt Thompson. My daughter and I will forever be grateful for his representation.
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Posted by Neil | December 10, 2015
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Thanks, Matt
I want to give a big thanks to Matt for his help in resolving what proved to be a laborious and exhausting family case. It took several months and proceedings but in the end I got exactly what I had originally sought. I commend Matt(and Jessie) for remaining diligent throughout the case and remaining available for the many questions I had along the way. Matt was extremely professional, personable, and seems to truly care for his clients. I would not hesitate to hire him again should another legal matter arise and will recommend him to anyone in the future seeking competent legal counsel.
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Posted by Ryan | December 9, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent counsel
Matt Thompson has assisted me in multiple legal issues and I have found his assistance to outstanding. He is exceptionally thorough and responsive to any questions or concerns I had. He has extended his time to me generously and is an attorney that I have recommended to my family for various matters. Matt is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Austin | February 19, 2015
Thompson Law
I've known Matt for several years. He is very knowledgable, professional and trust worthy. I used him in a legal matter and he provided excellent legal advice.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Thompson Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Readers' Choice Awards
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to deal with a police officers before, during, and after an arrest.
  • Criminal Law
  • 2016
  • Florida Technical College Student Gathering
  • Expungements and Sealing Records
  • 2015
  • Volusia County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Training
  • Preparing for trial and depositions - The Defense Prospective.
  • 2013
  • Stetson/BCC Joint Student Event
  • Preparing for Law School
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Matt is one of the finest lawyer's I have had the pleasure of meeting. He is an excellent attorney who possesses the perfect balance of determination, professionalism, and intelligence to properly and zealously advocate for his clients. I am honored to call him a friend and colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the few lawyers I'll consider referring a case to. His combination of experience, intelligence and creative approach to the practice of law are characteristics that serve his clients well. Dedicated to his clients and always focused on the best result possible, Matt is well respected in the legal community and one to seek out in times of need."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Matt since his days as a prosecutor. He is creative, tenacious, and knows the law. Now in private practice, I have referred injury cases to him and he has obtained unexpectedly great results. Thank you, Matt!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Matt when he was an Assistant State Attorney and I was a criminal defense attorney working against him on cases. I always found Matt to be prepared, reasonable, and overall a very good attorney. Since leaving the State Attorney's Office Matt has developed a strong reputation in both the criminal defense and the personal injury fields. I respect Matt and endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Mr. Thompson. I often refer clients to him. I value his experience with the State Attorney's Office in defending clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt works tirelessly to protect the rights of his clients. He has the knowledge and practical experience to obtain the best outcome possible. I endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Friend
"What can you say about Matt Thompson other than "wow, this guy is phenomenal!"? I've known Matt for years as we went to school together. Matt is one of those guys that has the "it" factor and he's able to use that to his client's advantage in the courtroom. He's one of those guys that everyone envied and wished we could have his fluidity and natural ability to litigate and get results. As fate would have it, he's become one of the best attorneys I know and he reinforces that opinion on a daily basis. The highest compliment one attorney can give another is that we would refer a family member to them. Not only would I do that in a heartbeat, I would elect to use him over other attorneys perhaps more familiar with the jurisdiction. No question in my mind that Matt Thompson is the go to guy on the east coast for any criminal, personal injury, or general civil matter. You won't regret hiring him, I guarantee it."
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Deland Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew William Thompson
Matthew William Thompson
Criminal defense Attorney
Deland, FL
Licensed for 17 years
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