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Matthew A. Dolman

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.8   26 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    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. Personal injury
    70%
    At Dolman Law Group our practice is strictly devoted to representing individuals injured as a result of negligence exhibited by an individual or a corporation. Further, we handle bad faith claims where an insurance carrier has breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealings that exists pursuant to any insurance policy issued in the State of Florida. We actively litigate claims throughout the State of Florida.

    20 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Brain injury
    15%
    As a Clearwater traumatic brain injury attorney, I am often retained to represent individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. We take pride in being up to date and ahead of the curve on brain injury claims and the science behind such. For more information on traumatic brain injury claims, please visit my website at www.dolmanlaw.com

    20 years, 150 cases

  3. Insurance
    5%
    I have handled first party PIP (personal injury protection) claims to first and third party extra contractual claims (bad faith) which we actively and regualrly handle at Dolman Law group.

    20 years, 1,500 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    5%

    20 years, 200 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    5%

    20 years, 30 cases

SIX TIME FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE AND FOUR-TIME FLORIDA SUPER LAWYER AS SELECTED BY MY COLLEAGUES. I AM A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM AND MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM.

The foremost goal at Dolman Law Group is to provide accessible client communications to our existing client base.  All clients are provided the cellphone number and email address for their handling attorney.  This facilitates communications and ongoing dialogue between the client and legal counsel.  We often hear horror stories from clients who were formerly represented by other law firms in which they never met nor received a call from their attorneys and the claim was handled by a paralegal or legal asisstant .  

 

At Dolman Law Group, we handle all cases from the beginning to the end with limited exceptions.  We maintain an active litigation calendar throughout the State of Florida.  We have the resources and ability to litigate personal injury claims against the largest of insurance carriers.

 

I am an avid sports fan and obsessively follow, the Tampa Bay Bucs, Mets, Rangers as well as the University of Miami.   I am also the proud father of a two year old son named Conrad.

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Location

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800 N. Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL, 33765
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5435 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL, 34652
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1820 NE 163rd St 306
Miami, FL, 33162
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8039 Cooper Creek Blvd
Suite 105
University Park, FL, 34201
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kathleen | June 21, 2013
Not just an attorney, but an educator and honest business man!
When I walked into Mr. Dolman's office, I was a month out from a car accident, injured and with an attorney that I had never met or talked to, and felt that my case was not receiving the attention it deserved. I knew the moment I walked into Dolman law group, that they do things VERY differently. I had a personable meeting, where I felt like I was truly being heard. I hired Matt Dolman on the spot, and never looked back! He handled my case in a professional, but aggressive manner. He always made time to discuss my case, even on weekends and evenings. His staff and paralegal Genelle, were wonderful to work with also! At a time in my life when everything was so uncertain and hectic, they put my mind at ease and handled everything with urgency. My case was settled in 4 months, and I am extremely happy with the outcome. What more can I say....Dolman law group is the best in the business!
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Posted by Melissa | March 7, 2009
Great lawyer, glad we switched!
Met with Mr Dolman regarding an auto accident. My daughter had "soft tissue' damage. I was unhappy with my current lawyer, but thought it was too late to change. We discussed my daughters case for about an hour and a half. Mr Dolman is very intellegent -legally and medically...I learned more that day than in the past 2 yrs with my last lawyer, that night my husband and I choose to swich both cases to Matt Dolman. No regrets! He noticed that a test had been missed on my daughter, the doctor agreed, and we found that she has buldging discs. We knew she was hurting, and now we have some proof as to why. Thanks Matt! My case is much more intricate...I am looking at possible cervical surgery, and live with pain and radiating numbness down my arm everyday. The good news is, I feel like my lawyer is finally fighting for me. He answers my calls immediately (prefers to be called on his cell phone so messages don't get lost). He is also "down to earth" & easy to talk to.Very Pleased!
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Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Job, Straight to The Point!!
Mr. Dolmans responses, educated help is straight to the point. Provides you information that is helpful, easy to interpret and move forward with Mr. DOLMANS help Thank You, .MV
Posted by Bryan | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took away all the hassle with the insurance company
Attorney Dolman took care of all the hassles and paperwork i was being sent by the Insurance Companies. This allowed me to treat with the doctors and focus on getting better. They handled all the doctor's bill and even got them reduced to put more money in my pocket.
Posted by brent | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Matt and his team are very responsive and know how the system works. We have worked together on many cases in the past and I have learned alot from him. I will continue to do practice law with him more and more in the future. In fact, I have consulted with him personally on my own personal injury matter, which is a true testament on how much I trust him and his skills.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly the best
Dolman Law is by far the best law group and I am beyond happy to use them. They kept consistent contact, and even called to follow up when I didn't expect it. They are a very honest, professional group of people and I would refer them to anyone in need of their help.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
An excellent attorney for a complicated case.
I had a very difficult personal injury case that impaired my ability to work. However, I hired Matt to defend me in my case, he got me compensation and won the case. Matt is extremely knowledgeable about PI cases and once he assessed my case and told me what he could do, I felt very comfortable with him on the case. His pricing was affordable and I would refer him to anyone dealing with a personal injury case.
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Posted by Karen | March 8, 2015
Excellent Service
I can't begin to express my gratitude to Dolman Law Group. They were professional, knowledgeable and informative. Not only were they there for me legally, but also emotionally and personally through my surgery and the entire process. Thank you Matt, Julia, Genelle, Kim, Christian, Jason, and anyone I may have forgotten. God Bless, Karen Brazelton
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Posted by Rhianna | February 5, 2015
Great lawyer! Glad I found Dolman Law Group!
Matt Dolman is a great personal injury lawyer. The BEST in the Tampa Bay Area! They closed my case in a timely manner and stayed intouch with me throught the entire process. I highly recommend Matt Dolman and Dolman Law Group!
Posted by Shayna | May 21, 2014
If you need an excellent & trustworthy lawyer then go to the Dolman Law Group
I would defintely recommend the Dolman Law Group to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They consistently treated me with respect & diginity instead of just another "injury settlement" for their books. For example, whenever Matt or Jason would call me with a question about my case they always asked how I was feeling before they would get to their questions. They even had flowers delivered to my house the day after my surgery for my injury! I don't know how many lawyers actually care about their clients enough to actually do things like that. They were also very quick to take care of any medical bills that came my way which spared me the hassle of dealing with them & they gave me great advice when it came time to settle my case. If you want a lawyer that will truly work for you instead of for themselves then you don't need to look anywhere else.
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Posted by bg | January 8, 2014
Like no other law firm you will ever find!I promise!
Mr. Dolman and his staff are incredible.He actually talks to you during the case and is available anytime.In the past,I had attorneys who let their legal aids or paralegals do all the talking for them or they stop you from getting to the lawyer and play the middle man with questions and answers.Not here!I have never experienced any law firm like this where the actual attorney calls you and is available anytime for you.He is my attorney for life!!!He is also a litigator and will actually file a lawsuit no problem,not like other lawyers who never even been to trial or have even filed a lawsuit!I had a case a few years ago with a big trial law firm in the area and all I can tell you is that Mr. Dolmans office was a 100 compared to them on a rating of 1-10. What amazed me is that he starts an entire game plan/strategy against the insurance company as soon as you hire him.I am still waiting to hear my game plan from my last attorney as he never had one.I learned more in one hour from meeting with attorney Dolman then I have learned in three yrs with my last trial attorney.As a matter of fact,I have spoken to him more in one month on this case with him, then my last attorney has spoken to me in 3-4 yrs litigating my last case!
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Posted by Mohamed | June 24, 2013
"I felt protected and secure throughout the entire ordeal."
I was referred to Dolman Law Group by a good friend, after I was in a car accident. After meeting with Matthew Dolman and Christian Meyer, it was clear they were knowledgeable and experienced. I signed with the firm and spent months working with them on my case. I could not be happier with the service I received from Dolman Law Group. Both attorneys always made themselves available, and if I ever had to leave a message, someone from the office would return my calls or emails very promptly. I felt protected and secure throughout the entire ordeal. Mr. Dolman worked hard on my behalf, and his effective work paid off when he successfully obtained an impressive settlement through mediation. Everything went exactly how he planned from day one of meeting with him in his office, until the day I signed my settlement papers. I highly recommend Dolman Law Group to anyone pursuing a auto accident claim.
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Posted by Anne | April 15, 2013
Glad I chose Dolman
Hiring Matt Dolman is the best decision you could make if you are injured in an accident. He resolved my case quickly (it only took about 4 1/2 months) and it was a peasure to deal with the staff. The communication was greaet as I always knew what to expect with each stage of the process.
Posted by Samantha | August 31, 2012
Superb Service and Results!
The Dolman Law Group is fantastic. I would reccomend them to anyone and everyone. My case was a priority to them. I felt like they took special care of me. Mr. Dolman provided me with his personal cell phone number. Great resultsv
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2012
Dedicated, Aggressive, Trustworthy
Matthew Dolman at Dolman Law group is the best attorney out there! He is an aggressive lawyer who seeks out what you deserve and offers you the best. His entire staff is extremely professional and very "family" like. He handled my claim as if it was his own and remained in contact with me on a daily bases. He let me know upfront what to expect from both himself and his work and I can honestly say he delivered. Very dedicated, aggressive and trustworthy. I will refer anyone and everyone to Matthew and his staff at the Dolman Law Group
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Posted by Daniel | December 21, 2010
Compassionate, Knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Dolman knows the law. I am very selective who I refer clients to, as it is also a reflection on my practice. I continue to refer clients to Mr. Dolman because he treats my clients with great compassion and explains the process in simple terms. He achieves the results that make the clients happy. I have not heard one bad review about Mr. Dolman. He is also very accommodating, meeting clients on weekends and after hours.
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Posted by Jodi | December 5, 2010
There really are honest attorneys out there!!
Attorney Dolman and his staff made a bad situation alittle easier to deal with. He never made me feel like I was a bother and always made time to answer ALL my questions. There are so many big firms out there, but this is the firm you want on your side. Mr. Dolman was able to resolve my case and I am pleased with the results. He is AWESOME!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2010
Extremely dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for his clients.
Mr. Dolman is a highly respected attorney throughout the State of Florida. He never hesitates to go out of his way to assist a client, friend, or colleague. Mr. Dolman maintains the highest ethical standards in his practice of law. Mr. Dolman is always sure to put the best interests of his client's first and foremost.
Posted by Kyle | November 30, 2010
Fast. Effective. Great Service
My experience with Attorney Dolman was excellent. I have dealt with other attorneys in the area (including large firms) and have never experienced the level of professional service that I did at Dolman Law Group. I was always informed of any progress on my case and Mr Dolman's knowledge and experience really shined in his dealings with the insurance company. My case was settled within 3 months and I was very happy with the outcome. To anyone looking for representation for a car accident; I highly recommend Dolman Law Group. They may not be on television as much as other lawyers, but he sure knows his stuff better than all of them!
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Posted by Meagan | June 22, 2010
Knowledgeable, Professional, Impeccable Judgment
After working with Matt on my personal injury case, I would not recommend that my family or friends see anyone else. I was originally working with a better known law group, and I felt left out of the loop on my own case. Once I starting working with Matt instead, I learned what an attorney-client relationship can be ideally. He is knowledgeable, professional, and has impeccable judgment. He did not hesitate to be aggressive with the insurance company when he needed to be, and my case was settled faster than I expected and with better results. I made the mistake of going to the law group with the best commercials initially, but when I switched to an attorney that doesn't need great commercials (word of mouth is doing the trick), I got the results I was looking for.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Dolman Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Walker Law Group
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Dolman & Berman, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • in-house legal counsel
  • Richard Martin Management
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Whitson and Whitson
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Production Assistant
  • Donny & Marie Show
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Assistant Producer
  • I.C.T.V. (Ithaca College Television)
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Sports Writer
  • The Miami Hurricane
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ithaca College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion -1 level and lumbar discectomy
  • $525,000.00 combined settlement
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion -1 level and lumbar discectomy
  • $525,000.00 combined settlement
  • Chiari Malformation and non-surgical cervical disc herniation with radiculopathy
  • $270,000.00
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ithaca College Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • 50 Fastest Growing Business
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocate Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business bureau
  • 2012
  • Featured Attorney - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Eagle Member
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2012
  • AVVO Client Choice 2012 in Personal injury
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Philanthropist of the year
  • Fight Night Productions
  • 2011
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • Eagle Member
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Eagle Member
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2010
  • Concentration in Trial Advocacy
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2003
  • ICTV award for on-air programming
  • Ithaca College
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy taught by Professor Christian Myer
  • Effective Use of Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom
  • 2012
  • Trial Advocacy taught by Adjunct Professor Christian Myer
  • HOW TO PROPERLY USE EMOTION IN OPENING STATEMENTS
  • 2012
  • Huffington Post
  • THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS WHEN UNFORTUNATE EVENTS OCCUR
  • 2012
  • Stetson Law School - trial advocacy class
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Social Networking and Athletes
  • Social Media and the Law
  • 2011
  • Social Media update
  • Social media and internet marketing for young professsional
  • 2011
  • Latest trends in litigation tactics
  • Minor Impact Soft Tissue Cases (MIST)
  • 2011
  • Rolling Thunder Charity Golf Outing
  • Chartity event for veterans of foreign war
  • 2010
  • Young Professionals Networking
  • Media Law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (91)
Given (101)
Endorse Matthew
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has a thorough understanding of the law and what it takes to properly and effectively manage a personal injury claim from the beginning through to a jury verdict. Matt is one of the most complete injury attorneys I have ever had the honor of working with and learning from."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is tenacious and fearless, which when coupled with his sharp legal mind, makes him a potent adversary and a strong advocate. His passion and knowledge of the law are inspiring. I strongly endorse Matt Dolman as a Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Dolman. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. From the information and research available on this attorney, I am comfortable in endorsing his legal services. As a personal injury attorney in Ohio, I would without a doubt refer personal injury cases to Matt in Florida."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"One of the best lawyers you will find."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Dolman. Not just billboard model...Mr. Dolman knows PI and aggressively handles all matters that cross his desk. Pitbull in the courtroom."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Friend
"Matt Dolman is a phenomenal attorney. He is extremely focused on obtaining the best result for his clients and does so in a manner that aggressive and professional. If I needed an attorney in Clearwater, I would not hesitate to hire Matthew Dolman."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Not only does Mr. Dolman possess an impressive understanding of personal injury law, he also has a deep passion for representing the rights and needs of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matthew Dolman is a truly dedicated professional who will aggressively fight for his clients. Highly respected by his colleagues as well as current and former clients. He is an asset to our legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I completely endorse Mr. Dolman. He is the simply the best personal injury attorney in Florida. He is compassionate to his clients while being a fierce advocate. You are well served when he is on your side."
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