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Matthew Phillip Glassman

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    I specialize in major crimes including: murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, sexual battery, armed burglaries, complex economic crimes and drug trafficking. I have handled cases from misdemeanor battery and DUI all the way up to first degree murder.

    18 years, 3,500 cases

  2. General practice
    10%

    10 years, 50 cases

My name is Matt Glassman and I have been representing people charged with crimes for over ten years. Originally from St. Louis, Mo., I went to undergrad in the midwest at Indiana University. I decided to journey to a warmer climate to attend Law School in sunny South Florida. I earned my Law degree at Saint Thomas University, where simultaneously I also earned a Masters Degree in Sports Management. In Law School, and as a big sports nut, I interned with the Florida Marlins. In Law School, I also participated in student government, and received the Book Award for best student in Apellate Advocacy. As a practicing attorney,I have handled some of the most difficult and serious criminal charges including First degree Murders where the State Attorneys Office was seeking the death penalty. I have tried all types of cases including multiple DUI's. I ended my public service career as a member of the Broward County Public Defender's Major Crimes/Homicide was there that I spent three years handling First Degree Murder's and Second Degree Murders. I am a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40. I have taught at the College undergraduate and graduate level at Florida Atlantic University. At FAU I teach a class on Florida's infamous Stand Your Ground Law and all the intricacies involved in putting forth a self defense claim. I also taught Administrative Law and Procedures to Graduate students. There is no criminal matter that I cannot handle. I am not afraid of major crimes and bad factual scenarios, I will give you the knowledge and fight that you need. For more information about me please go to .

 

 

 

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Location

Matthew Glassman
600 SW 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Antonette | August 10, 2023
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Best Attorney
Matthew Glassman is by far an awesome attorney. He got my assault case dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor. He's very hands on and quick to respond to your text messages and emails. He resolved my case very quickly and even though I got probation he was able to reduce the time and monthly cost. I highly recommend hiring him if you need a good lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2023
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Mr Glassman is beyond a five-star rating
Very professional and dedicated to helping his clients and he's very well appreciated thank you Mr Glassman
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2020
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You want the best. Matthew Phillip.
Wao, by talking to Matthew the first time, about my son violation of his probation he was hired on the moment. He was easy to talk to, made me filled like I knew him for a very long time. I am very grateful that I found him. I highly recommend Matthew. He knows his work very well. I thank him from my heart . I have my son back home for Xmas.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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The BEST hands down!
Recently after a horrible unfortunate turn of events, I was referred to Mr. Glassman for legal help. It seemed like an impossible feat, but rest assured Matthew turned it all around! With ultra proffessionalism, Mathew diligently went full throttle and fought very hard for the case. He kept in constant contact to assure my family and I that he would do anything within his legal limit to help out with the case. Thanks to his amazing knowledge of the law, he was able to dismiss this awful occurrance. Never will I hire or recommend another lawyer. Mr Glassman for the win!
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Posted by Jeff | April 25, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Glassman is exactly what you want in an attorney, excellent negotiating skills, excellent communication skills, and personable. I hired Mr. Glassman to defend a family member. His communications to me and the family member were clear and prompt. He answered our questions throughout the process. And negotiated a very good result.
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Posted by Jim | October 17, 2019
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We Needed Immediate Action
I live 600 miles away for Fort Lauderdale but needed an attorney to get an emergency motion before the court to help my son leave the state (on probation) to receive alcohol treatment in another state. Matt quickly went to work for us and not only filed the action but pressed to have it heard timely. We had complete success and it never would have been possible with someone so dedicated!
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Posted by Sean | August 31, 2019
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handled my case with
Everything was handled to the best of my interests, he stayed in contact with me on a regular basis with the best possible outcomes for my case, with the circumstances of my case he did everything possible and i was on a ankle monitor wich kept out of jail. ALSO, in the courtroom he was one step ahead of the prosecutors, and beat them at every turn, and kept me out of jail. IF YOU HATE JAIL HIRE MATTHEW GLASSMEN YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
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Excellent, attentive attorney
Mr. Glassman is excellent at what he does, he is very thorough and methodical and his approach to your legal issues. He’s also very pleasant to work with an understanding of many different situations. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Albernice | March 4, 2019
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Amazing co-workers
Matt is an amazing lawyer . Everything that I expected in a lawyer he did and more ! Always kept me updated through out the whole process and he is more than just our lawyer he is like family :) thank you again Matt !
Posted by Mark | February 25, 2019
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Made life easy
Much like with doctors or mechanics, you should always get a second and third opinion. I contacted Mr. Glassman after reading his Google reviews and I asked him exactly what I should do. I came in for a free consultation and told Matthew the details of my legal issue. I decided to retain him, and that very same day, a motion was sent to the judge. My case was dismissed within 2 weeks, exactly like Mr. Glassman predicted. Literally the best money I've ever spent. The best thing you can do when hiring a lawyer is to read their reviews on Google and Avvo. How can you go wrong with a 5 star rating! Thank you so much Matthew, I will recommend you to anyone looking for legal help... you restored my faith in criminal lawyers!
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Posted by Diane | February 15, 2019
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Speed and efficiency
My son was in need of an attorney for violation of probation. Matt was thorough and got the job done very quickly. My son got the outcome he was hoping for. I highly recommend Matthew.
Posted by Popeye | March 16, 2018
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You can't do better
From the moment I met Mr. G I liked him. He is easy to talk to, listens well and is very knowledgeable of the law and how the system works. He is very well known and respected in the system. In our case he was able to get charges dropped eliminating the need to be in the legal system. The best way to beat the legal system is to stay out of it. I would hire him again in a hart beat. But I hope I never have to.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
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The best legal decision I've ever made was hiring Mr Glassman
At the very worst point in my life I found myself in a jail cell, with no idea how my life is going to be after this. I was referred to Matthew Glassman criminal offence attorney, through the grapevine and I'm so grateful that I was able to hire somebody who fought for me like a Beast for me. After being charged with multiput first degree felonies, I walked away free. Free to go home to my children, free of the trap the judicial system had me in. Im very thankful for ever meeting Mr Glassman. I can say, without a doubt, I owe him my life as a sign of gratitude , for bringing justice for me and my family. I recommend him for anybody and everybody in any legal issue. He also has a website called HateJail.com for more common legal issues. Mr Glassman thank you for everything!! You are the best!!
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Posted by Tatem | March 14, 2018
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Miracle worker
Mr. Glassman is a miracle worker! He went above and beyond my expectations, very professional and sincere! He delivered my son back home to our family. I would definitely recommend him, he knows his stuff!
Posted by Robert | January 8, 2018
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Outstanding
I hired Mr.Glassman to represent me in a case I was falsely accused in this case.... he went to court for me I did not have to go there and waste my days waiting in court Mr Glassman is a very companionate and understanding person even when I was upset with this whole case he calm me and fix the problem. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that need a great person and lawyer.
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Posted by William | December 7, 2017
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No one better!
I have known Mr. Glassman for over 10 years, and have referred many clients his way - all of which were extremely satisfied. There isn't a more competent and trustworthy criminal attorney out there.
Posted by Kris | October 12, 2017
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Best attorney in Florida
Matt helped me on three different cases and not only won but got me off house arrest. I didn't have a lot of money and no one else would help. But Matt came and worked with me. Every time he has not only went way past my expectations but surprised me Everytime. He keeps in touch with you and your family and comes and sees you. I consider Matt a friend and would recommend him to anyone. I have delt with a lot of attorneys and I think he is by far the best attorney you can hirer. His number is 9548822702 trust me when I say u won't be disappointed I would still be in jail for a long time if it wasn't for him
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Posted by Alfred | October 8, 2017
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Great Attorney
matt is the Greatest Attorney In this World,He gives his Best,and usually his best exceeds accomplishes what is Seeked,...This Man found aWay in my case ,When there was No Way! Alfred
Posted by Jose | September 26, 2017
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Excellent
Mr. Glassman is attorney that cares about his clients and will do all his power to a get a fair chance. Because of him i was able to get a second chance and now I'm back in school getting my degree. Thank you Mr. Glassman.
Posted by Juan | September 20, 2017
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Very recommended
Throughout the length of my case Mr. Glassman was prompt in addressing all of my inquiries and requests. He also utilized all possible resources available to ensure the best outcome in my favor.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Matthew Glassman, P.A
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Florida Atlantic Univesity
  • 2015 - Present
  • Major Crimes/Homicide Atty
  • Law Office Of The Public Defender Of The 17th Judicial District
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Law Office Of The Public Defender Of The 17th Judicial District
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Sales/Customer Service rep.
  • The Florida Marlins
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Newman, Freyman, Klein & Gamache P.C.
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • St. Thomas University
  • Masters Sports Management
  • 2005
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Indiana University
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State Of Florida vs. L.M
  • Dismissed/Nolle Prossed
  • State v. C.D
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Student Bar Association
  • Senator
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Student Bar Association
  • Senator
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Student Bar Association
  • Senator
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 2016 Clients choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Senator of the Year
  • Student Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Book Award
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2004
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Stand Your Ground
  • 2015
  • Florida Atlantic Univeristy
  • Administrative Law and Procedures
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"Former co-worker who is extremely knowledgeable and never gives in to the government. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a felony prosecutor Matt was one of the public defenders assigned to my division. Matt always worked very hard for his clients and was consistently promoted within the public defenders office. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney and litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Matt Glassman on a pretty serious case. I find him to be a dedicated and unrelenting advocate for his clients. His commitment to excellence in the practice of law makes him outstanding."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have tried cases with this guy. I have watched him try cases. For my money there is nobody better in Broward County. Outstanding in all phases of litigation. Two thumps way up!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hands down one of the best criminal defense lawyers that I have ever worked with. Thorough, smart, nice and aggressive. Perfect combination necessary to being an excellent trial attorney. He is not afraid to try a bad case and is excellent at preserving the record for appeal. I highly recommend Matt."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent trial lawyer. He does a great job at preserving the record for appeal. He really cares about justice and his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Glassman for over 10 years. He is the type of lawyer who fights for his clients' rights and insures that their rights are protected. I would definitely recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Worked together on several criminal and mental health cases. Mr. Glassman was knowledgeable and compassionate. It is uncommon for a trial lawyer to understand the intricacies of mental health."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am both proud and honored to have had an opportunity to work with Mr. Glassman on several occasions. He is highly intelligent, extremely responsive, and one of the most trustworthy individuals I have ever met. As a criminal defense lawyer myself, I have met many other attorneys throughout my years of practice. If I ever found myself in trouble, I would personally hire Mr. Glassman to represent me. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Matt for a long time. He is an excellent attorney, and he has amazing instincts for the law. I highly recommend him for all of your litigation needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is one of the best trial lawyers that I have ever seen/had the pleasure to try a case with. He has this incredible ability to relate with jurors. He captivates them and has them eating out of the palm of his hand. He really excels in jury selection and has the demeanor and talents to switch between nice guy and tough guy depending on the witness and the case. He has gifts that very few trial attorneys in South Florida possess. Just a great trial lawyer that is able to see and anticipate things before they happen. I strongly recommend him on any litigation matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt Glassman embodies the two elements present in every great trial attorney: passion and skill. He is the type of attorney you want in your corner if you are taking your case to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Matt for many years and can attest to what a great lawyer he is. He is a zealous advocate who fights for his clients. He is experienced, professional, and a fierce trial lawyer. Highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Glassman is a true litigator and advocate for his clients. He is articulate, passionate, and the one to call if you want a good trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Glassman and I worked together for approximately seven years at the Broward County Public Defender. During that time, he and I worked together on several criminal matters from drug possession to complex financial crimes cases. Mr. Glassman was always a fierce advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom, ensuring that they obtained the best results possible. I am positive that Mr. Glassman will continue to zealously fight for the rights of the accused now that he is in private practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Glassman is a great trial lawyer. He is very hard working and diligent. He is great at major crimes cases and very knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is one of the most passionate and skilled trial lawyers in South Florida. His experience is unmatched. I highly recommend Matt to anybody faced with a criminal offense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Matt on a criminal case. He is very prepared, great grasp on the law, very professional, makes a compelling argument. I endorse this attorney."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Phillip Glassman
Matthew Phillip Glassman
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 18 years
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