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Matthew Eric Ladd

Criminal defense Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

4.9   88 reviews

also known as Matt, Ladd

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    I have prosecuted thousands while working as a felony and misdemeanor prosecutor in Miami. I also assisted in writing the law when I worked in the Florida Legislature. Today, I assist those charged with crimes to find the loopholes, expose the police misconduct, and fight back to get the best results possible. My firm offer personalized and aggressive representation in criminal, civil, and domestic violence matters in state and federal court.

    21 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    3%

    11 years

  3. Other
    3%

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    2%

    11 years

  5. Domestic violence
    1%

    11 years

  6. Juvenile law
    1%

    11 years

We are a law firm offering personal attention to those in need of criminal and civil legal representation.  Attorney Matthew E. Ladd is a former prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.  He has won verdicts in both State and Federal Court.  In his nearly 20 years of practice he has defended and prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies including violent crimes, child abuse, theft, and murder. 

After fulfilling his commitment to State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle he served then-House Speaker now U.S. Senator, Marco Robio in the Florida House of Representatives.

In the legislature, Mr. Ladd assisted in the creation of legislation related to criminal justice, foreclosure rescue services, public safety, auto insurance, immigration reform, property taxes, homeowner and condominium association reform, and compensation for the wrongfully incarcerated. He also served as a Special Master presiding over Claim Bill hearings and ruled on the extent of liability of government entities in lawsuits.

Today, Mr. Ladd uses his unique expereince prosecuting and writing the law to defend those that may have had a temporary lapse of judgment, were wrongfully arrested, or need an aggressive defender of their rights.  He also assists those in need of a variety of civil legal matters. 

Mr. Ladd is a proud alumnus of Marshall University (2000) where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and served as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After graduating, he attended Syracuse University College of Law (2003) where he earned his law degree and was elected vice president of his class and honored as a member of their Moot Court Honor Society and intercollegiate competitive trial teams.

Since 2003, Mr. Ladd has been a member of the Florida Bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida which includes Miami. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, and BNI-Coral Gables. He also sponsors the Dade County Police Benevolent Association and volunteers with the Kiwanis of Little Havana. 

Location

The Law Office of Matthew E. Ladd
Matthew E. Ladd, P.A.
4649 Ponce de Leon Blvd Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL, 33146

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  88 customer reviews
Posted by Luis | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent professional
Very good work, very efficient and honest and clear management of their fees. Totally recommended, I do not doubt to go to Matthew Ladd when you need a lawyer.
Posted by Clark | October 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
Not much more to say. I got a speeding ticket and a colleague recommended Matthew Ladd. For a very low price, my case was dismissed before it even went to trail!
Posted by Raymar | March 2, 2020
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Traffic ticket
Me encanto el trato que me dieron en especial la Srta Samantha porque me brindo toda la información que necesitaba saber para resolver mi caso. Los Recomiendo 100%. Gracias por su atención chicos.
Posted by Aleli | November 5, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Traffic ticket
Mr Ladd was successful in removing a ticket due to a minor accident without points or having to go to traffic school. Thank you for achieving this and saving me a lot of effort and money.
Posted by Karina | October 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
I’ve known Matt for over 8 years and have used him several times from traffic tickets to getting my money returned from a landlord. I’ve referred family and friends because I know he’s the guy for everything from traffic tickets, state and criminal defense, divorce, filing bankruptcy and the list goes on. He’s the first guy that comes to mind because I know he’ll get the job done. Thank you Matt for always having my back. You are the best of the best!
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Posted by Theresa | June 26, 2019
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Great Experience!
Matt Ladd was highly recommended by a friend. Once I contacted him with my concerns. He explained the process and assured me that everything would be fine. I felt comfortable after speaking with him. As he said, everything went well with the case and I would definitely contact him again if needed.
Posted by dirk | April 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Matt Ladd is an excellent attorney, he has handle several cases including criminal cases for our family. His years of experience, professionalism and competence are the utmost. Thank You Matt,
Posted by Nelson | March 25, 2019
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Mr
Matt was excellent. Responsive and timely. His office was great in informing me of the status of my traffic ticket and resolved everything efficiently. Matt’s professionalism is unparalleled.
Posted by Christopher | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Matt is on the ball and got a few tickets dismissed for me...no hassle at all, he handled everything. Matt's the best.
Posted by Gisela Castro | February 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Save time and money with Matt
Working with Matt Ladd's office was fast and easy. I just sent a copy of my ticket to them, they took care of everything. Saved me time and money. The best part is that I didn't get points on my license and my insurance won't go up!
Posted by Andy | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism as it should be.
I hired attorney Matthew Ladd to demand a refund that I had long been waiting for from a developers that owed me more than a $10k, I felt like I wasn’t taken serious when I’d call and ask for the money so I decided to call attorney Ladd who got me the money in just ONE week after hiring his services...thank you so much esq.
Posted by Carmen | December 3, 2018
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Carmen
Attorney Ladd was able to have my son's ticket resolved without any points or traffic school, and without you having to take time off of work to go to court. I would have had to pay $179 in fines. Because he won, I owe nothing! Thank you so much!
Posted by Gyvonne | September 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best traffic attorney!
Matt and his team were extremely timely and professional. With one quick and easy payment online they took care of the rest. And the result could not be better...no points or traffic school! I would highly recommend using Matt for your traffic tickets.
Posted by Mark | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great results!
The matter was handled professionally with results much better than anticipated. Infact, the ticket was resolved with not fees , points or schools. Thank you!!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!
My entire case was handled without any stress! Matt and his team made sure I was up to date on everything and that (as they promised) they would take care of everything themselves! My case was resolved quickly and it resulted in the best possible outcome! I cannot thank them enough! You guys are the best!
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Firm to handle your tickets.
Very professional, Very quick, Very Reliable. I will use Matt again !! Matt firm was very easy to work with. Everything was done via email.
Posted by Rosa | April 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
In today's age of incompetence, it was refreshing to deal with such a professional firm and receive such excellent service. We communicated with the attorney by phone, sent our documents via email and the law firm resolved our traffic ticket with positive results and minimal involvement on our end. I highly recommend their services.
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Posted by Christopher | October 31, 2017
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The Best
Matt Ladd was fantastic, he was professional and got the job done right. Glad I went to Matt!
Posted by Raul | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
The firm was accessible and responsive. The traffic citation was quickly addressed. Best of all no points nor traffic school. Smooth and painless.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2017
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Thankyou
I received a traffic violation ticket. Jessica Thompson was able to remove my ticket without any points, traffic school, or the hassle of me having to get off work. Jessica made this a very stress free experience and I would recommend this law office to anyone
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney
  • The Law Office of Matthew E. Ladd, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Florida House Of Representatives
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Prosecutor
  • Miami Dade State Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Marshall University
  • B.B.A.- Marketing
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Drug Trafficking
  • Plea from Life down to only six years
  • Rape/ Sexual Battery- Dating
  • Defense Verdict- WE WON

Associations

  • Knights of Columbus
  • First Degree Knight
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kiwanis of Little Havana
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • BNI Coral Gables
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star Nominee Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Managing Risk on College Campuses
  • FIU Fraternity Risk Management
  • 2012
  • IFC Marshall University- Risk Management Seminar
  • October 2012
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt's clients receive the benefit of his years of experience and intricate knowledge of the law, both of which enable him to zealously defend and protect their rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt Ladd. I have confidence that he can handle any criminal matter I refer to him with the utmost professionalism and competence. He will be a tireless advocate for his clients and always get them the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an honest, smart and dedicated attorney whom I would trust to handle any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart, peronsonable, and a great advocate"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is highly respected in the legal community. I highly endorse Matthew. He fights for his clients and is a great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt and I had many cases on opposite sides of the courtroom when I was a prosecutor in Miami. He is the type of attorney who will contact the prosecutor to advocate on his client's behalf prior to trial, provide appropriate mitigating information in order to secure the lowest offer possible, and let the prosecutor know that he is ready to take the case to trial. Matt's attentiveness coupled with his knowledge of the law make him a superb defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent attorney and someone you can trust. I highly recommend Mr. Ladd."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure of working with Matt while a prosecutor here in Miami. Matt is an intelligent and hard-working attorney who is respected amongst his peers."
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