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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Lawson the mountain climber

1 June 2015, 4:00 am

THIS WINTER, Florida Bar member Ken Lawson, secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Tallahassee, attempted to summit Mt. Washington in New Conway, New Hampshire. Facing 100 mph winds and frigid temperatures, Lawson and his climbing team were prevented from reaching the top by the adverse conditions, but had fun trying.. . . ...

Amendments to family law forms

1 June 2015, 4:00 am

Amendments to family law formsThe Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.980(n), Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Dating Violence, on its own motion. The amendments are intended to more clearly reflect the standard for an injunction for protection against dating violence and to better explain the requirements for such an injunction where the petitioner is a parent or guardian on behalf of a minor living at home. The Court invite. . . ...

Amendments to the juvenile rules

1 June 2015, 4:00 am

Amendments to the juvenile rulesThe Florida Bar’s Juvenile Court Rules Committee (Committee) has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court an out-of-cycle report proposing amendments to Florida Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.150 (Contempt). According to the report, the amendments conform the rule to amendments to section 985.037, Florida Statutes made by chapter 2014-162, 5, Laws of Florida and make various other changes to the rule. The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the proposed amendmen. . . ...


1 June 2015, 4:00 am

LettersBush v. Gore With all due respect given to Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding, the reality of the decision in Bush v. Gore by a 5-4 margin rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court effectively disenfranchised the presidential voters in our state of Florida for the year of 2000. (Harding shares some backstory from Bush v. Gore, May 1 News.) The disparity of interpretations of this decision will remain forever; however, in my personal opinion, Bush v. Gore was the beginning of the impending end of o. . . ...

Legislature takes steps to rein in guardians

1 June 2015, 4:00 am

Legislature takes steps to rein in guardians‘Some predators in this field have created their own cottage industry and are . . . taking advantage of the elderly’By Jan PudlowSenior Editor When an 89-year-old woman’s daughter called the abuse hotline with the magic words, “I think my sister should be guilty of elder abuse,” the system lurched into action. A guardian was appointed to oversee the affairs of the elderly woman, who still lives in her Siesta Key home. The court ordered a trust company to cut chec. . . ...

Reactions to the USSC’s Yulee decision

1 June 2015, 4:00 am

Reactions to the USSC’s Yulee decisionBy Gary BlankenshipSenior Editor At oral arguments on January 20, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts grilled Barry Richard, who was representing The Florida Bar and defending a state judicial canon prohibiting judicial candidates from directly soliciting in any form for campaign contributions. Richard had argued that such direct requests created a quid pro quo appearance incompatible with the state’s interests in promoting confidence in the judiciary and the. . . ...