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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Florida lawyers involved in Honor Flights

1 August 2015, 4:00 am

THE HONOR FLIGHT SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER recently carried 65 World War II and Korean War veterans from Miami to Washington. Florida lawyer Rick Woolf, a Navy veteran of Vietnam, is a board member of HFSF, a nonprofit created to honor America’s WW II and Korean veterans. Since 2005, Honor Flight has flown more than 120,000 veterans to Washington, at no cost to them, from its 127 “hubs” around the country. Each vet is assigned to a younger person to assist on the trip. Woolf served as a “guardian” for Bernie Du. . . ...

Amendments to criminal jury instructions

1 August 2015, 4:00 am

Amendments to criminal jury instructionsThe Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following amended instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for comment. The committee proposes the following: 28.4 – LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING [DEATH] [SERIOUS BODILY INJURY] [INJURY]28.8(b) - AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING28.8(c) - AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING28.8(d) - AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING2. . . ...

Family Law Rules Committee out-of-cycle amendments

1 August 2015, 4:00 am

Family Law Rules Committee out-of-cycle amendmentsThe Family Law Rules Committee invites comment on proposed out-of-cycle amendments to the Florida Family Law Rules shown below. The full text of the proposed amendments can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org. Interested persons have until September 1, 2015, to submit comments electronically to the committee chair, Charles Cole Jeffries, ccjeffries@earthlink.net and to the Bar staff liaison, Greg Zhelesnik, at gzhelesnik@flabar.org.RU. . . ...

Lawyers run with the bulls

1 August 2015, 4:00 am

FLORIDA LAWYERS Jorge Sánchez-Galarraga and his son, Daniel Sánchez-Galarraga, ran with the bulls July 8 in Pamplona, Spain. Pictured is the Coral Gables duo on the street just minutes before the bulls came running toward them. “Fortunately, it was a clean run and no one was seriously hurt that day,” said Jorge Sánchez-Galarraga. The event, he said, felt like a city-wide ball or carnival, complete with spontaneous dancing and music in the streets, as well as parades, bands, and oversized figures dressed in. . . ...

Florida Probate Rules Committee three-year cycle report

1 August 2015, 4:00 am

Florida Probate Rules Committee three-year cycle reportThe Florida Probate Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s three-year cycle report. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. The new appendix to Rule 5.696 was finalized at the June 25, 2015, Committee meeting and should be considered a supplement to the amendments published in the July 1 edition of The Bar News.Interested perso. . . ...

Opinion addresses ‘cleaning up’ clients’ social media accounts

1 August 2015, 4:00 am

Opinion addresses ‘cleaning up’ clients’ social media accountsAfter some minor amendments, a proposed ethics advisory opinion addressing how lawyers before litigation can advise clients on “cleaning up” their social media accounts has been approved by the Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee. Since the amendments were considered minor, and this was the committee’s second review of the proposed opinion, it constitutes final action on the opinion unless it is appealed to the Bar’s Board of Governors. The commi. . . ...