Matthew A. Menendez
Matthew Menendez has focused his legal career on criminal defense. 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 gained 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.
Since entering private practice, Matthew has continued to zealously advocated for his clients in juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony court. Matthew is an experienced trial attorney, especially for Driving Under the Influence cases. Matthew has sharpened his motion practice and is not afraid to fight to protect his client's rights through argument and advocacy.
In 2015, Matthew joined the Sammis Law Firm as an associate lawyer. His experience working with the judges and prosecutors in Hillsborough County, FL, allows him to effectively advocate for his clients while fighting for the best possible result in each case. He was recently elected as an officer of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HCACDL).