About Us

Matt Hellman, P.A. is mid-sized trial law firm focusing on insurance defense, homeowner insurance claims, and personal injury cases. Our firm delivers thorough and highly skilled representation to our clients throughout South Florida, with a concentration in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties.




At Matt Hellman, P.A., we encourage all of our clients to speak freely with us. We believe that effective representation and thorough analysis of your case can only take place in an atmosphere of open and honest communication. We also stress the importance of providing our clients with a straightforward analysis of their case. You have a right to depend on your attorney for an honest and accurate assessment of the viability and value of your claims. Our lawyers will advise you of whether your case is trial worthy and prepare your case to be tried if an amiable resolution cannot be reached. At Matt Hellman, P.A., we will provide you with a clear assessment of your case, neither making unrealistic promises nor understating the difficulties that may lie ahead.

Areas of Practice

Property Damage

Insurance Defense

Business Disputes

Personal Injury

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Letters

15 September 2014, 4:00 am

LettersEx Parte I am astounded. No wonder our profession is so reviled. We create rules that are offensive to human interaction. In the August 15 News, the Bar disciplinary procedures counsel suggests there are no special rules concerning ex parte communications for prosecutors. Then write some! It seems that there is Rule 4-3.5(b)(4) to allow civil practitioners to have ex parte contact with a trial judge to request a temporary injunction. However, in a case in which the prosecutor is aware of an attempt . . . ...

Proposed amendments to the criminal procedure rules

15 September 2014, 4:00 am

Proposed amendments to the criminal procedure rules The Florida Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee (Committee) has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court an out-of-cycle report proposing amendments to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a) (Correction, Reduction, and Modification of Sentences; Reduction and Modification; Correction); 3.984 (Application for Criminal Indigent Status); 3.987 (Motion for Postconviction Relief); and 3.993 (Forms Related to Capital Postconviction Records Production), . . . ...

Amendments to jury instructions in civil cases

15 September 2014, 4:00 am

Amendments to jury instructions in civil casesThe Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases submits these new Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases 416.1 – 416.11 for actions brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act, § 760.01-11, Florida Statutes. Interested parties have until October 10, to submit comments electronically or by mail to the Civil Committee at sjicivil@flcourts.org, or to the chair of the Civil Committee, Joseph Lang, Jr., Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, . . . ...

Montaner petitions for Bar reinstatement

15 September 2014, 4:00 am

Montaner petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Marlene C. Montaner has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Montaner was suspended for 91 days, effective February 24, as a result of a finding that she was in contempt of a prior Florida Supreme Court disciplinary order. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Montaner’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Jennifer R. Falcone, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brick. . . ...

Family law rules dealing with testimony

15 September 2014, 4:00 am

Family law rules dealing with testimony The Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court an out-of-cycle report proposing new Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.451 (Taking Testimony). According to the report, the proposed new rule adopts Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.451 (Taking Testimony) as a Family Law Rule of Procedure. The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at. . . ...

50 judicial races decided; 13 headed to November runoffs

15 September 2014, 4:00 am

50 judicial races decided; 13 headed to November runoffsBy Mark D. KillianManaging Editor After the August primaries, 39 circuit and 11 county judgeships were decided, while nine circuit and four county races move on to a November runoff. Here are the circuit court runoffs: * In the Fifth Circuit, Mary P. Hatcher (46.52 percent) will face Denise A. Dymond Lyn (21.34 percent) in a runoff for Seat 3. Judge Sandy K. Kautz (15.71 percent) and Milan “Bo” Samargya (16.42 percent) were eliminated. * In the Sevent. . . ...