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Matthew Z Karim

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as THE LAW OFFICES OF AK ESQUIRE


Licensed for 4 years

Virtual consultation available

Free consultation

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Aggressive Representation Felony Cases Misdomeanor Cases DUI Defense Drug Offenses Domestic Violence Traffic Sealing/ Expunging Records Violation of Probation Early Termination of Probation Available 24/7/365

  2. Family
    20%
    Divorce Paternity suits Child Custody Child Support Modification

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Car Accidents Slip and Falls

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Matthew Z. Karim is the managing partner of The Law Offices Of A.K Esquire, PLLC., Criminal Litigation department, in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He practices Criminal law and Family Law. He has previously worked in matters of civil commitment hearings, the Juvenile court system, and criminal litigation. He is available to assist in matters in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Collier County.

 

Mr. Karim has written and lectured on legal topics relating to issues in defending crimes of strict liability and the second amendment, as it relates to civil commitments and psychiatric hospitalizations of patients. 

 

He earned his J.D. in 2017 from the University of Baltimore, completed post-baccalaureate work in Medicine at Harvard University, and his B.A. in Psychology in 2010, from The George Washington University. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of Florida.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2018
Client's Choice
2022 2018
Licensed for 4 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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The Law Offices of A.K. Esquire, PLLC
2737 E Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Matthew received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Jori | February 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome !
Not just a lawyer but a nice person overall. Always helping you out the best he can, no matter what !!!!!
Posted by John | February 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer - very helpful!
I had a family law issue that suddenly sprung up. A friend thankfully recommended Matt and I was impressed that he managed to find time to represent me in court the very next business day after I initially contacted him. Even with the short notice, he took the time to fully understand the messy situation. When the case ultimately got rescheduled, Matt and his colleague James were extremely thorough in preparing for it, which resulted in the positive outcome we were looking for. In addition to Matt's attention to detail, I also appreciated how Matt was very personable, easy to work with, and always seemed to be available as issues popped up. Yet it was his expert advice on the situation that was so helpful and put me at ease. I would certainly recommend Matt and would definitely seek his council again myself if the need arises.
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Posted by Jonathan | February 3, 2022
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Unbelievable!
If you need a lay wet that is down to earth, confident, knowledgable, and gives you peace of mind, then you need to call Attorney Matt. I was unable to sleep or enjoy life until until I met with Matt. He’s is my go to guy for a legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2022
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Professional
Matthew Karim is passionate about the law and follows through to make sure justice is served.
Posted by Carla | January 25, 2022
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My Highest Gratitude to Matthew Karim
Some people come to our life in a very desperate time and brings us light and peace. This is the case of Matthew Karim and his associates. Mathew is not like any other lawyer as; besides his brilliant mind, he has a genuine and pure heart. He went above and beyond on my case, taking it as a personal challenge as per the unfair situation I was facing. On top of it, as being a victim family for the Parkland High School, he noticed how vulnerable and fragile we were and gave us the highest attention possible, not just on business hours. Having professionals who work primarily with their hearts instead of their professional titles makes the world better and give us hope for a better generation. And it is evidently clear on Mathew Karim and his magnificent team. Words would NEVER describe the ultimate level of gratitude and admiration I have for Matthew and his associates. I will always pray for God to keep his heart pure and his mind brilliant! Thank you for everything you did for my family and myself, Matthew!
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Posted by Rossana | October 15, 2021
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Excellent service
We went there for an uncontested divorce and Mr. Matthew Karim with his assistance Ms. Ali they were very helpful and professional and they explained every detail to us.
Posted by Rafael | March 31, 2021
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Annulment
Matthew was great. During Covid he patiently walked me through what needed to be done to resolve my annulment. Very good rates very good service. I recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Benjamin | February 21, 2021
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Provided exceptional service for real estate transaction and personal business affairs
I have hired Matthew as counsel for multiple issues from 2018-Present. He has provided high-end service for both my personal affairs through real estate legal services and my small business. As a first time home buyer in 2018 I was quickly coerced into making an offer on a townhouse. The real estate agents representing me did not disclose that they were "transactional agents" until I made an offer. The real estate agents did not best represent my interests as "transactional agents" have no fiduciary responsibility. I hired Matthew to review the contract and act as the "point-man" for my communication with the real estate agents. Matthew made several key edits to the contract when I made my counter-offer to the seller's counter-offer. THIS WAS CRITICAL! The key edits changed the sale away from as-is and we later found out the real estate agents did not disclose water damage in the garage, a malfunctioning HVAC system, and roof damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Because of Matthew and his persistent actions in the transaction, the seller was responsible for the repairs. This was a savings of $8000 on my end in future repairs. When the two real estate agents walked off the job after they were guaranteed commission Matthew was there. He provided services at the close and the level of quality was incredible. Matthew and his law partner did an excellent job and I have retained Matthew and his law firm to help with my small business. I run a mid-size technology hardware firm and every month we get hit with credit card and chargeback scammers. Matthew is able to guide me through the process of recovery by filing demand letters and working with me when dealing with the credit card and payment companies. This is on-going and happens at random times - Matthew is always a phone call or text away when this happens ... 24/7. Matthew's services are timely, efficient, and get results. We have never missed a deadline on paperwork or a call. I will continue to tap Matthew and his firm on future real estate transactions and my small business affairs as no one is able to fulfill my needs better than him.
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Posted by Kathryn | May 27, 2019
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Contract Hero
Matthew Karim was my contract hero. His knowledge and support through the process was incredible and I am so thankful. I felt safe and protected and he took the time to understand my wants and needs. I knew I was in good hands and my contract was exactly what I needed. I am so thankful that I was able to work with him and I 100% recommend Matthew Karim.
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Posted by Lauren | May 25, 2019
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Review for Matt
Matt went above and beyond his obligated duties as my lawyer to help me succeed in getting divorced from my now ex husband; he also represented me in the State of FL's case against my ex husband as my personal attorney and advocate. He was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of reassurance especially since it was a sensitive case. He helped me every step of the way and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer that truly cares about helping their clients.
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Posted by Robert | October 28, 2018
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Excellent divorce attorney
Matthew was very personal knowledgeable confident. He showed great concern in my situation, and he went above and beyond what I would expect. Thank you!
Posted by Charles | October 25, 2018
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Great attorney!
He helped me with attack violation. He showed up to court early made me feel really comfortable. He really cares and he is a great attorney.
Posted by Chris McCubbin | October 25, 2018
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Honest, Confident, Smart, Determined
My back was against a wall every day and the stress of dealing with issues involving my young kids was too much to handle on my own. I found Matthew online and setup a consoltation and knew from our 1st meeting he was the right choice. He has done an excellent job for me and is very involved with my case keeping me informed daily. I highly recommend Matthew to anyone looking for help in tough situations.
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Posted by Mike | October 25, 2018
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Goes the extra mile
I contacted Matt and with as little as a signature from me he immediately started taking action on my behalf trusting that the retainer would follow. I understand that is unusual and he did so simply because of time was of the essence. He also understood the financial situation of my case and was more than accommodating to make it work for everyone. He is certainly worth his rate and above all he cares
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Posted by Chris | October 25, 2018
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Personal injury
I was injured in an auto accident and Mr. Karim was on top of the whole process. He had me in to see Doctors and phyiscal therapy in no time. Everytime we spoke I left with all my questions answered. He was very detailed in all explainations and simplified each process for easy understanding.
Posted by Somthida | September 26, 2018
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Great Experience!!!!
If you are looking for the attorney that get the result fast and effective, you need to call Matthew Karim. Matthew is a very attentive knowledgeable and very approachable attorney. I had a very hard time dealing with my ex-business partner to return my money back, it has been almost a year try to deal it by myself until I almost give up and not to pursue the matter. Finally I decided to call for free consultation, Matthew agreed to meet with me the same day as I called and gave me very helpful advise. After I decided to hire him, I got all my money back in 1 month and the attorney fee is reasonable and affordable.. Thank you Matthew and Alexander for all your help ....
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of A.K. Esquire
  • 2018 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • George Washington University
  • B.A. Psychology
  • 2010
  • Harvard University
  • Post-Baccalaureate work in Medicine
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • DUI ENHANCED
  • Excellent
  • Battery/Touch or Strike/Cause Bodily Harm - Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed/ Nolle Pros
  • Featured in the news: Grand Theft AUTO x3 Burglary and Trespass
  • Excellent
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Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Trial Practice
  • Basic Trial Practice
  • 2022
  • Basic Transactional Law
  • Basic Transactional Law
  • 2022
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2022
  • Title Search and Real Estate
  • New Member Training- The Fund
  • 2020
  • Practicing with Professionalism
  • Practicing with Professionalism
  • 2019
  • Circuit Civil Mediation Training
  • Circuit Civil Mediation Training
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew Karim is amongst the finest Criminal Defense lawyers in South Florida. He provides elite defense and unwavering dedication to his client's needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is an excellent lawyer who only becomes better with each passing day. He is constantly researching when not advocating full-force for his clients. He has given hope to those who other lawyers wouldn't even talk to. He has a world's perspective and speaks some French. I can't endorse this attorney highly enough."

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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Z Karim
Matthew Z Karim
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 4 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available