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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Bar drops past results guidelines for attorney ads

1 January 2015, 4:00 am

Bar drops past results guidelines for attorney adsThe move comes after a federal judge issues an adverse rulingBy Gary BlankenshipSenior Editor Amounts that clients have won in lawsuits are again permissible for lawyers to use in television, radio, and billboard advertising. The Bar Board of Governors, following a federal judge’s ruling and results from a Bar-sponsored survey, have dropped advertising guidelines that said it was inherently misleading to use past results in those ads. These ads, however, mus. . . ...

Amendments to criminal jury instructions

1 January 2015, 4:00 am

Amendments to criminal jury instructionsThe Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following new and amended instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for comment. The committee proposes the following: 1.5 – JURY QUESTIONING IN CAPITAL TRIALS (DEATH PENALTY)7.8 – DUI MANSLAUGHTER 7.8(a) – BUI MANSLAUGHTER11.1 – SEXUAL BATTERY – VICTIM LESS THAN 12 YEARS OF AGE11.2 – SEXUAL BATTERY - VICTIM 12 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER – GREAT FORCE. . . ...

Prather, Schifino vie for Bar presidency

1 January 2015, 4:00 am

Prather, Schifino vie for Bar presidencyBy Jan PudlowSenior Editor Both are veteran Board of Governors members who have chaired key committees and understand the inner workings of The Florida Bar. Both are seasoned, board-certified lawyers rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, who have given back to their communities. And both want your vote for president-elect of The Florida Bar. Vying for the opportunity to lead Florida’s more than 100,000 lawyers in 2016-17 are 49-year-old David C. Prather, of West Palm Beach. . . ...

Workers’ comp inn of court created in Central Florida

1 January 2015, 4:00 am

Workers’ comp inn of court created in Central Florida The workers’ compensation attorneys of Central Florida and Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Orange County Bar Association have formed the Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court. Approximately 30 to 40 workers’ compensation attorneys have been nominated to become members of the Judge Wieland Inn of Court. Workers’ compensation attorneys were nominated for membership based on their character, legal skills, and reputation for legal excellence a. . . ...

Florida Family Law American Inn of Court works to reduce homelessness

1 January 2015, 4:00 am

THE FLORIDA FAMILY LAW AMERICAN INN OF COURT in Jacksonville participated in a community-service outreach project with the The Clara White Mission, a charitable organization working to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training, and employment. “Many organizations here in Jacksonville provide care, support, and compassion for the homeless in our city, and we were happy to contribute to one of those great organizations this holiday season,” said Ashley Myers, a member of the inn’. . . ...

Portal’s pro se tools to remain free

1 January 2015, 4:00 am

Portal’s pro se tools to remain freeBy Mark D. KillianManaging Editor The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority has assured the Supreme Court that it won’t charge self-represented litigants to use the “Access to Justice tool” to prepare pleadings for filing in Florida’s courts through the portal. The under-development “A2J tool” is software that will ask pro se filers a series of questions and then automatically produce a Supreme Court-approved legal form for filing. The assurance was given when the authority m. . . ...