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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.

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Property Damage

Insurance Defense

Business Disputes

Personal Injury

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Alternative Spring Break

15 April 2014, 4:00 am

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW 1L Monica Carusello, center, translates in Spanish for a medical student doing an eye exam for a young boy in Immokalee, during the FSU Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic’s Alternative Spring Break to assist migrant farm workers. Alternative Spring Break‘Hope on the ground in Immokalee’By Jan PudlowSenior Editor Witnessing four migrant farm families crowded together in one trailer, Christie Arnold, a first-year law student at Florida State University, received an eye-o. . . ...

Amendments to jury instructions in criminal cases

15 April 2014, 4:00 am

Amendments to jury instructions in criminal cases The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following amended and new instructions to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for comment. The committee proposes the following instructions: 8.10 ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, ETC. 8.11 BATTERY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, ETC. 8.12 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, ETC. 8.13 AGGRAVATED BATTE. . . ...

Amendments to the Rules of Juvenile Procedure

15 April 2014, 4:00 am

Amendments to the Rules of Juvenile Procedure The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, as proposed by The Florida Bar’s Juvenile Court Rules Committee. The amendments are in response to the passage of the Nancy C. Detert Common Sense and Compassion Independent Living Act, chapter 2013-178, Laws of Florida. The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at http://www.florid. . . ...

Board considers short-term Foundation help

15 April 2014, 4:00 am

Board considers short-term Foundation helpOpposes petition to raise Bar fees to fund legal aid By Gary BlankenshipSenior Editor The Bar Board of Governors voted to oppose a proposed petition to the Supreme Court to raise Bar annual membership fees by up to $100 to support struggling legal aid programs. The vote came after the board heard that Bar leaders are exploring an up to $6 million short-term loan to The Florida Bar Foundation. Bar President Eugene Pettis also reported that the Bar is discussing with . . . ...

Amendments to criminal jury instructions involving children

15 April 2014, 4:00 am

Amendments to criminal jury instructions involving children The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a report proposing amendments to jury instructions 11.1 (Sexual Battery—Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age); 11.2 (Sexual Battery—Victim 12 Years of Age or Older—Great Force); 11.3 (Sexual Battery—Victim 12 Years of Age or Older—Specified Circumstances); 11.4 (Sexual Battery—Person 12 Years of Age or Older); 11.5 (Solicitation of Chi. . . ...

Bills would provide lawyers for special-needs kids

15 April 2014, 4:00 am

Bills would provide lawyers for special-needs kidsBy Jan PudlowSenior Editor With the crucial support of Statewide Guardian ad Litem Director Alan Abramowitz, bills in both the House and Senate are moving forward to provide state-paid attorneys for dependent children with special needs. “It’s the first time in history we have a director of the GAL supportive of attorneys representing children,” said Howard Talenfeld, a Ft. Lauderdale attorney who serves as president of Florida’s Children First, an advocacy . . . ...