Larry A. Matthews

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Mr. Matthews specializes in general civil litigation practice with an emphasis in the defense of personal injury matters including automobile negligence, professional negligence, premises liability, products liability, employment law and civil rights litigation. In addition, Mr. Matthews has experience in commercial litigation including insurance coverage matters, real property and fire and casualty matters, with a recent concentration in toxic tort litigation and complex case/class action litigation.

As a member of both the Florida and Alabama Bar Associations, Mr. Matthews is a board certified civil trial attorney as well as a certified circuit court mediator. Mr. Matthews is licensed to practice in both the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of the United States District Court in Florida and Southern District in Alabama. Mr. Matthews belongs, or has belonged, to numerous professional organizations including the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Inns of Court, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

Professional Organizations and Honors

American Trial Lawyers Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

The Federal Bar Association

Tax Court

American Inns of Court

Special Qualifications

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (Florida)

Certified Circuit Court Mediator (Florida)

Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)

Areas of Practice (14)

  • General Civil Litigation Practice
  • Mediation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile Liability Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Labor and Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-387-4806  Phone
850-434-2200  Phone
850-769-7200  Phone
251-434-6711  Phone
850-384-3476  Cell Phone
850-434-2600  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13145, Panama City, FL 32401
University Attended:
Frederic G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, with honors, 1976
Law School Attended:
Florida State University, Juris Doctor, with honors, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1994, Alabama State Bar; 1982, Florida State Bar
The Florida Bar; Alabama State Bar.
Birth Information:
Mentor, Ohio, October 16, 1954
Reported Cases:
Interstate Fire & Casualty Company v. Abernathy, 93 So.2d 352 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (103 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/15/12 in Litigation

    I consider Mr. Matthews to be a highly competent, professional and experienced trial attorney and I would recommend his services to my clients.

    I consider Mr. Matthews to be a highly competent, professional and experienced trial attorney and I would recommend his services to my clients. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/14/12 in Labor and Employment

    Outstanding attorney.

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