Matthew B. Weaver

Matthew B. Weaver

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Location:
Miami, Florida
Phone:
305-482-1922
Fax:
305-577-3558
Email:

Matt Weaver focuses his practice on Insurance Coverage, Unfair Insurance Practices, and Insurer Bad Faith, and has represented corporate, municipal, and individual policyholders in numerous types of insurance coverage and bad faith disputes.  He has extensive experience seeking recovery for policyholders under all types of policies, including commercial general liability, general liability, directors and officers liability, professional liability, commercial and residential property, and commercial crime.  He also has experience litigating bad faith cases on behalf of policyholders, including those seeking punitive damages for an insurer's wrongful general business practices, in both state and federal court.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Mr. Weaver graduated from Baylor University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts, and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2007.  While at Miami, he was an Associate Editor of the Inter-American Law Review, and served on the Executive Board of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board.  He is the recipient of several awards for advocacy, including the Best Brief Award at the 2006 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition, and was selected as a member of the Order of Barristers.  Mr. Weaver also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Shelby Highsmith in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Weaver is a member of several volunteer bar associations, including the American Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, and is admitted to practice before Florida's state courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Weaver was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and 2013.  He resides in Coral Gables, Florida, with his wife and two daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Unfair Insurance Practices
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: Executive Board of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Best Brief Award at the 2006 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Member, Order of Barristers
    • Law Review: Inter-American Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Baylor University
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Florida Rising Starts, 2012 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Podhurst Orseck, P.A., Law Clerk, 2006 - 2007
  • Hon. Shelby Highsmith in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Judicial Intern