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Matthew Stephen Carney

Car accident Attorney at Clearwater, FL

5.0   2 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Matthew Carney is a trial attorney practicing in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on personal injury. His commitment to preparation and attention to detail has earned the respect of many of the areas top mediators. His approach is to educate by providing a thorough case analysis, which allows clients to make informed decisions about their case with confidence. Matthew draws on his prior experience as an insurance defense attorney, commercial property and casualty underwriter, and licensed insurance agent.


Matthew graduated from Stetson University College of Law in the top 10% of his class and was a recipient of the Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Second District Court of Appeal under Judge Craig C. Villanti and for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida under Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson. He is the proud father of two boys.

Licensed for 10 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Law Offices of Carey Leisure & Neal
622 Bypass Dr Ste 100
Clearwater, FL, 33764-5002


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Danielle | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An incredible lawyer!!
I honestly can’t say enough about this law firm and all the people who work there, it’s a true team and family vibe. Everyone pitches in to support you as a person, to work hard on your case and to try their best to get you Justice. They work so diligently to effectively communicate with you every single step of the way. Attention to detail and kindness, infinite amounts of both knowledge and passion for their clients, cases and causes. Professional but relatable NOT stuffy which is so important, I wanted to be a part of my case and understand everything and have a say, not just be a person in a chair that is talked about, and talked at but never talked to…and they delivered! I was included in everything and most importantly I WAS HEARD by my amazing team of professionals especially my lawyer Matthew Carney who was literally amazing!! He passionately defended me when opposing counsel was coming at me disrespectfully. He fought hard and was realistic with me and always told me the hard truths in the nature of my case. I honestly have never felt more confident putting something so important into the hands of others before but they handled my case as if it were their own. I will be forever grateful to every single person in that office that I got to know and who got to know me. I will FOREVER recommend them to anyone and everyone in need of legal representation because honestly they have a special brand, a special formula which makes them successful and that is to treat every client like they are the only client they have. I spoke with my lawyer twice as much as I spoke to his wonderful paralegal Stephanie, he never passed me off to assistants to handle what were probably textbook questions and concerns but instead he chose to handle them himself and made himself easily accessible via text, email and phone calls. I am a lot and bless him, he handled me with so much kindness and concern, everyone in the whole firm that I interacted with did. I can’t say enough! If more people in the world were like the members of this law firm, the world would be such an amazingly kind, considerate, and safe place. If trust, compassion, communication, knowledge, skill, passion and experience are important to you when choosing a law firm to handle your most important legal situations, THIS is the law firm for you, hands down!
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Posted by Judi | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for an expeirenced and professional attorney, I highly recommend Matthew and The Carey and Leisure Law Firm.
Matthew, took an my highly complicated case. (I had previously hired, several other attorneys from T.V)., and they failed to get me any results. Matthew fought hard and long; putting his 150% into resolving my case. My personal injury case, was complicated due to the misfortune of obtaining attorneys that promised me the stars. These attorneys wanted the results now, they were not willing to fight for me and my rights. I was blessed to have found Matthew and Carey and Leisure. When, my case was settled after 4 years, due to the negligence of the prior attorneys. Matthew was able to get me a more than fair, settlement. Matthew helped obtain my dreams and many miracles. Not, only did Matthew put his 150% into my case; he and the Carey and Leisure Firm treated me and my family with respect, kindness, and when I did not understand some legal issues; Matthew took the time to explained my case thoroughly. If you are thinking about picking up the phone and calling an attorney that you have seen on television. PLEASE "STOP". I know from experience that, you will become a number, NOT a name or a person. I urge you to pick up the phone and call Matthew and The Carey and Leisure Firm. Thank you Matthew and The Carey and Leisure Firm, for changing my life. God Bless!!
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  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Carey Leisure & Neal
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Judicial Intern for The Honorable Craig C. Villanti
  • Florida Second District Court of Appeal
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Intern for Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson
  • United States District Court for the Middle District
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Atlantic Specialty Lines of FL, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2012
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Disputed Liability MVC
  • $279,574 jury verdict
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • $343,000 jury verdict


  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pinellas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Car accident Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew Carney is a brilliant attorney who maintains high moral values and a focus on superior client advocacy. He does not foster unrealistic expectations and shows empathy for the damages his clients have sustained. It is a pleasure working with him. He is always available for advise or to brainstorm about a case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carney is an intelligent and effective trial attorney. His zealous representation produces excellent results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is a skilled litigator and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of personal injury law."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a true professional. His dedication, diligence, and demeanor will be an asset to any person dealing with a serious personal injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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