Matthew Baldwin

Matthew Baldwin

Matthew Baldwin of Coral Gables is the firm's principal trial counsel. Specializing in first-party insurance litigation, Mr. Baldwin is instrumental in leading trials and managing legal strategies to support policyholders' claims. In addition to his expertise in insurance litigation, he oversees the firm's operations in complex commercial matters and criminal defense, demonstrating his breadth of legal understanding and versatility.

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University School of Law (2003-2006)
  • Political Science and Philosophy, Duke University (1999-2003)

Jurisdiction

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Background in Legal Studies

Before his tenure at his current firm, Mr. Baldwin honed his skills and accumulated a wealth of experience at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, a prestigious law firm in Miami. He represented a diverse clientele in significant legal battles involving insurance coverage disputes and bad-faith litigation.

His portfolio of clients at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin included individual policyholders seeking justice and fair treatment from their insurers, bankruptcy trustees, an SEC-appointed Receiver in high-stakes regulatory matters, and corporations facing adversarial proceedings against their insurance companies. His contributions to these cases have underscored his commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients and solidified his reputation as a knowledgeable and dedicated advocate in the legal community.

Career Highlights

Mr. Baldwin boasts an impressive legal career. He dedicated over six years to his role as an Assistant State Attorney within Miami-Dade County. In this capacity, he handled a diverse range of criminal cases before focusing his expertise on homicide prosecutions, ascending to the position of Felony Division Chief. His trial experience is extensive, having seen through more than 40 jury trials to verdict, including ten trials in homicide cases. 

In addition, he played a lead role in several high-profile homicide cases that caught the national spotlight, securing coverage on significant platforms such as The First 48, CourtTV, 48 Hours Mystery, and Dateline.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Baldwin upholds justice and provides exemplary legal services, committing to giving back to his community through various involvements.

  • The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies: Contributes to discussions and initiatives to foster an appreciation for the Constitution and American legal traditions. 
  • Make-a-Wish Southern Florida: an organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of children battling critical illnesses, bringing joy and hope into their lives.

Through these engagements, he exemplifies the role of a legal professional who is accomplished in his field but also invested in the welfare of his community.

Achievements

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: From 2016 to 2019, Super Lawyers honored Mr. Baldwin as a Rising Star. The award recognizes outstanding lawyers who demonstrate high peer recognition and professional achievement.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation—40 Under, 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2016:The community bestowed this accolade upon Mr. Baldwin, recognizing his exceptional legal work and contributions and honoring him as one of South Florida's leading young lawyers.
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2016: This award signifies Mr. Baldwin’s commitment to client satisfaction, emphasizing his dedication to meeting and exceeding client expectations in criminal law practice.
  • League of Prosecutors, “Prosecutor of the Year,” 2012: The League of Prosecutors' selection of Mr. Baldwin highlights his outstanding contributions to the prosecutorial field, showcasing his tireless efforts and dedication to justice.
  • National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational, Winner, Co-Coach, 2012: Mr. Baldwin also demonstrated his exceptional legal coaching abilities by leading a team to victory at the National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational, reflecting his expertise and leadership in law.

Attorney Matthew Baldwin’s accumulated accolades testify to his exceptional skills, professionalism, and high esteem in the legal community. His achievements and recognitions reflect a commitment to excellence in law practice, making him a notable figure in the legal profession.

Address

121 Alhambra Plaza,

Suite 1140
Coral Gables, FL 33134

2745 W Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

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