A leader in the legal community, Matthew serves as the current President of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HCACLD).
By focusing his career on criminal and DUI defense, Matthew zealously advocates for his clients in juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases. As an experienced trial attorney, Matthew has a particular focus on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases and other criminal accusations that arise during a roadside investigation.
Matthew joined the team at Sammis Law Firm in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, the served as an Assistant Public Defender for more than three years in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.
Matthew grew up in Tampa, FL. After obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University, Matthew graduated from law school at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans in 2010.
During law school, Matthew wrote for the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law before eventually becoming the Editor in Chief of the publication. Matthew also represented indigent clients in family law proceedings, gaining invaluable courtroom experience.
Additionally, Matthew worked for the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in their efforts to transform Louisiana’s juvenile justice system and end mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles.