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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E-etiquette guide being studied

1 May 2014, 4:00 am

E-etiquette guide being studied An e-etiquette guide for electronic communications by lawyers has been referred by the Board of Governors to the Standing Committee on Professionalism for further action. The board, at its Palm Coast meeting, approved the Communications Committee’s recommendation to refer the Best Practices for Effective Electronic Communication. Committee Chair Michelle Suskauer said the guide will be forwarded to the professionalism panel with a request that it review and compare it with al. . . ...

Rules dealing with access to judicial records

1 May 2014, 4:00 am

Rules dealing with access to judicial records The Florida Courts Technology Commission has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a petition to amend Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 (Public Access to Judicial Branch Records). The proposed amendments are intended to conform the rule with In re: Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC14-19 (March 19, 2014), which allows public access to electronic and other court records in accordance with the Standards for . . . ...

Attorneys Exchange

1 May 2014, 4:00 am

Jason Turchin, Esq. has handled more than 5,000 personal injury, auto accident, and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. Call us for a free consultation. Co-counsel fees honored and paid. Let our firm’s experience work for you, your friends, your clients, and your family. Cases handled statewide. For more information, call us at (888) 99-VICTIM, visit us online at www.victimaid.com or simply call **VICTIM from your cell phone.Gerald A. McGill, Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by The Florida. . . ...

Franklin petitions for reinstatement

1 May 2014, 4:00 am

Franklin petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Kirsten Elizabeth Franklin petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Franklin was suspended for three years effective February 8, 2010, as the result of having engaged in conduct whereby she allowed a nonlawyer to direct her professional judgment and actions, and subsequently abandoned and/or neglected clients, all in violation of Rules 4-1.3, 4-1.4, 4-1.5, 4- 5.4, and 4-8.4. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Franklin’s fitness . . . ...

Rules now require written trust account plans

1 May 2014, 4:00 am

Rules now require written trust account plansBy Kathy J. BibleBar Counsel Bar rules now require all lawyers with more than one attorney in the firm to have a written trust account plan in place for each of the firm’s trust accounts. The amendment to Rule 5-1.2(c), regarding required trust account records for law firms, was part of a package of amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar adopted by the Florida Supreme Court in a March 27 order. Bar members were first notified of the proposed changes. . . ...

Bump in funding should provide a GAL for every child who needs one

1 May 2014, 4:00 am

Bump in funding should provide a GAL for every child who needs oneBy Megan E. DavisAssociate Editor While Florida law dictates that courts appoint a guardian ad litem to every abused, abandoned, or neglected child, the mandate has gone unmet for decades. Finally, that’s about to change. In December 2012, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program served about 70 percent of children in the dependency system. With limited resources, the program was forced to “triage” cases, providing GALs to those deemed most in n. . . ...