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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1 May 2015, 4:00 am

LettersLawyer Suicide Never having been involved in the private practice of law — having been a government employee my entire legal career — I admit to not being privy to the stresses and frustrations under which many lawyers work. And from reading the Bar News, it seems that recent “advances” in the law have only made those stresses even more deeply rooted. But in reading the recent articles about lawyer suicides, and a belief that depression tied to the practice of law was somehow causal, it brought . . . ...

Judges support YLD’s health and wellness initiative

1 May 2015, 4:00 am

Judges support YLD’s health and wellness initiativeBy Rawan BitarAssociate Editor To stand outside and hear the birds sing in the morning is a simple pleasure that anyone would take for granted unless they were faced with a life-threatening circumstance, just as Justice Barbara Pariente did when she had breast cancer in 2003. She is part of a discussion among judges on the Young Lawyers Division May Health and Wellness Month to bring awareness to the mental and physical stress often associated with the practi. . . ...

House acts on mental health in the courts bill

1 May 2015, 4:00 am

House acts on mental health in the courts billBy Mark D. KillianManaging Editor A bill designed to more efficiently deal with the mentally ill in the criminal justice system is moving in the House “In Florida there are 18 times more people with mental illness in our jails and prisons as there are in our state psychiatric hospitals combined,” Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville, told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice April 7 while introducing HB 7113. “The cost to house the mentally ill in . . . ...

Board makes appointments

1 May 2015, 4:00 am

Board makes appointments The Bar Board of Governors has reappointed one attorney to the Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee, named three to the panel that nominates judges of compensation claims, and chose one for a panel that provides excess medical malpractice coverage for health-care providers. The board made the appointments at its March 27 meeting. The board reappointed Dwight O. Slater of Tallahassee for a two-year term, beginning July 1, on the Bar Admissions Committee. The board chose Frank A. . . . ...

Con men try to make you their mark

1 May 2015, 4:00 am

Con men try to make you their markJust because a bank makes funds from a cashier’s check available doesn’t mean the money is actually sitting in your trust accountBy Mark D. KillianManaging Editor As much as you really, really, really want it to be true, that Belgian company that asks for your help in facilitating the sale of the floating dredger is a scam. So is the email from the Korean women needing your help collecting funds from a divorce settlement. And the Chinese firm requesting your services to co. . . ...


1 May 2015, 4:00 am

THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY hosted a portrait presentation ceremony at the Supreme Court in Tallahassee April 9. By tradition, the portraits of the seated justices are displayed in the lawyers’ lounge. When a justice retires, his or her portrait is moved into the courtroom, displayed with other past justices’ portraits. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga’s and Justices Charles Canady’s, Ricky Polston’s, and James Perry’s portraits were unveiled. Artist Jeff Bass created the portraits of Canady, L. . . ...