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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

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Business Disputes

Personal Injury

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Foundation poised to reduce legal aid grants

1 December 2014, 4:00 am

Foundation poised to reduce legal aid grants‘There is no question that these cuts will hurt’ When The Florida Bar Foundation board meets December 5, it will face some tough decisions about how to allocate its limited funds among Florida’s legal aid organizations. Even anticipating a $6 million loan approved this summer by The Florida Bar Board of Governors to be made over the next two years, the Foundation this year will have only $7.7 million available for its legal aid grantees, a 34 percent decrease fro. . . ...

Amendments to Probate Rule 5.590

1 December 2014, 4:00 am

Amendments to Probate Rule 5.590 The Florida Supreme Court recently amended Florida Probate Rule 5.590 (Application for Appointment as Guardian; Disclosure Statement; Filing), as proposed by The Florida Bar’s Probate Rules Committee. See In re Amendments to Florida Probate Rule 5.590, No. SC14-1972 (Fla. Nov. 6, 2014). The amendment conforms the rule to recent amendments to section 943.0585(4)(a), Florida Statutes (2013), made by chapter 2014-124, Laws of Florida, which became effective July 1, 2014, as . . . ...

Amendments to jury instructions in contracts and business cases

1 December 2014, 4:00 am

Amendments to jury instructions in contracts and business cases The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contracts and Business Cases submits these amendments to the following Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Contracts and Business Cases: Instructions 416.24, 416.25, new Instructions 416.34, 416.41, and model verdict forms for Instructions 416.3, 416.4, 416.24, 416.25, 416.32.Interested parties have until January 15, to submit comments electronically to the Contracts and Business Ca. . . ...

Forms for pro se portal filers are in the works

1 December 2014, 4:00 am

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDGE George Reynolds, right, discusses a point with John Stewart, left, and Laird Lile, both Bar Board of Governors members, at the Florida Courts Technology Commission’s recent Orlando meeting. The commission looked at electronic pro se forms, lawyers’ knowledge about technology standards, and other issues. See stories below and on page 8.Forms for pro se portal filers are in the worksBy Gary BlankenshipSenior Editor Electronic forms that could be filed by nonlawyers in some types of cases . . . ...

Criminal Procedure Rules Committee three-year cycle report additional amendments

1 December 2014, 4:00 am

Criminal Procedure Rules Committee three-year cycle report additional amendmentsThe Criminal Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s 2015 Three-year Cycle Report. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. Interested persons should file comments with the Florida Supreme Court, after the report has been filed. The Three-year Cycle Report will be filed no later than February 1,. . . ...

E-Filing Authority prohibits process servers from initiating new cases

1 December 2014, 4:00 am

E-Filing Authority prohibits process servers from initiating new casesBy Rawan BitarAssociate Editor The Florida Courts E-filing Authority voted to prohibit process servers with e-filing accounts from being able to initiate new cases under their own credentials through the e-filing portal. The E-filing Authority’s Board of Directors voted recently to disable that electronic option for process servers in order to comply with Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.525(b) — which requires that only the electronic filing crede. . . ...