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Matthew West Kindel

About me

Matthew Kindel works and lives i Pasco County, Florida, and he is a Central Florida native. He was born, raised and educated in Polk County, Florida. He lives in Land' Lakes, Florida with his wife, daughter, and black Lab. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, reading and working around the house. Matthew is a Rotarian, where he has served as Sergeant-at-Arms and treasurer of his club's Foundation.

Position: Matthew is an attorney in the New Port Richey office and the Spring Hill office handling all DUI, Traffic, White Collar Crime, Violations of Probation, general criminal defense matters, and extremely difficult criminal trials involving highly complex litigation and affirmative defenses such as entrapment, self-defense.

Areas of Practice:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Member of Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Member of West Pasco County Bar Association

  • The Florida Bar 2007 to present

  • US istrict Court for the Middle District of Florida (June 2012 to present)

  • HCBA YLD Committee Member, 2011, 212

  • HCBA Leadership Institute, 2011-2012

  • New Tampa Evening Rotaty Club - 2012 to present (Sergeant-at-Arms, Foundation Treasurer)

  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, alumni 


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL-JD, 2004-2007

  • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL - B.S., Political Science, 1999-2003.

Published Works:

  • Stetson Law Review

  • The Florida Bar Journal

Past Employment:

  • Office of The State Attorney, 10th Judicial District


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

27 total 

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  • Charles Edward Fyler II

    When the conversation turns to drug trafficking or DUI defense, Mr. Kindel speaks both intelligently and passionately.


    Charles Fyler Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan Andrew Doddridge

    I am a lawyer in the same community as Matt and also have the pleasure of serving on the West Pasco Board of Directors with him. Every client I have referred to him has indicated that they have received excellent service. Matt keeps his clients up to date on their matter and, more importantly, what to expect in the future. I have no reservations in referring clients to his office for representation.


    Ryan Doddridge Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.

7614 Massachusetts Avenue
New Port Richey, FL, 34653


FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Under 40American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2016
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2015
Excellent RatingAVVO2015
Foundation Treasurer•New Tampa Evening Rotaty Club2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Service AwardNew Tampa Evening Rotary Club2013
Certificate of AdmissionMiddle District of Florida2012
Best LitigatorTrial Practice2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCarlson & Meissner2013 - Present
AttorneyBoss Law Firm2011 - 2013
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney For 10th Circuit2007 - 2011
Certified Legal InternOffice Of The State Attorney For 10th Circuit2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hernando County Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Trinity RotaryScholarship Committee2016 - Present
West Pasco Bar AssocationVice President2015 - Present
Fraternal Order of Police Labor CouncilStaff Attorney2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Rotary ClubMember2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2014 - Present
BNI EaglesMember2014 - Present
Sixth Judicial Circuit National Adoption DayCommittee Member2014 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociaionCommittee member2013 - Present
Lambda Chi Alpha FraternityMember2000 - Present
West Pasco Bar AssocationTreasurer2014 - 2015
West Pasco Bar AssocationSecretary2014 - 2014
New Tampa Evening RotaryRotarian2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. Robert ZvonchenkoAffirmed
Long v. FL DHSMVClient received license back
State v. LambertCharges reduced to misdemeanors
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Publication nameTitleDate
abcactionnews.comHigh Profile Child Abuse Case2016
YouTubeClient Representation2014
wfla.comOwner Cleared of All Charges2014
baynews9.comDeputy Fired2014
PRWEBExperience Criminal Defense Attorney2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/AMasters of DUI2016
Advanced Prosecution DUI SchoolDUIsCertificate2008
Prosecution DUI SchoolDUIsCompletion2007
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Florida Southern CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Lake Region High SchoolGeneralDiploma1999
Grace Lutheran SchoolGeneral StudiesDiploma1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chapter MeetingDUI Awareness2016
2016 CLE: Black and White and Many Shades of GreyEthics2016
BNICriminal Defense2015
2015 Spring CLE: Peach Plot ConspiracyEthics2015
BNICriminal Defense2014
BNIL.I.F.E.: What Teens Need to Know2013
Great American Teach InCareers2012