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Matthew A. Menendez

Matthew A. Menendez

DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Sammis Law Firm
Tampa, FL

About Matthew A. Menendez

Attorney Biography

Matthew Menendez has focused his legal career on DUI and criminal defense in Tampa, FL. He is an associate attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A.

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.

Matthew is a native of Tampa, FL. After law school he returned home to gain valuable trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County. He worked as an Assistant Public Defender for more than three years.

At the Sammis Law Firm, Matthew successfully and zealously advocated for his clients in juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony court.

Matthew is an experienced trial attorney, with a particular focus on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases. Matthew has sharpened his motion practice and is not afraid to ensure that his client's rights are protected and recognized in court proceedings through argument and advocacy.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (60%)
Criminal Defense (40%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Sammis Law Firm
Sammis Law Firm
Associate Attorney-Sammis Law Firm

Assistant Public Defender

Associate Attorney-Family Law

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Loyola University College of Law
Juris Doctor

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science

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National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Trial Lawyers

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Matthew A. Menendez
Sammis Law Firm
1005 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Office: 813-250-0500
Fax: 813-276-1600

Secondary Address:
7509 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Nonprofit Organizations

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.