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Matthew Smith

Trial Attorney *Florida only

Matthew Smith is a trial lawyer at Gomez Zwibel, where he focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Matthew was born and raised in Florida. He is a double Gator, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2004, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2007.

After law school, Matthew gained extensive litigation experience during his nine years of active-duty service as a judge advocate (JAG) in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Marine Corps, Matthew represented clients during assignments to Japan, southern California, and the National Capital Region. Matthew continues his service to the country as a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves. Matthew implements the lessons learned and fighting spirit gained from his military service to represent victims of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, and defective products.

Matthew was named a U.S. News and World Reports Best Lawyer – Personal Injury (Plaintiffs) in both 2021 and 2022. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and before military courts-martial worldwide. Matthew also serves as a volunteer mentor for the Hillsborough County Veterans Treatment Court. In his free time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, running, and going to the beach.

Honors and Awards

2022 U.S. News Best Lawyer Award – Personal Injury (Plaintiffs)

2021 U.S. News Best Lawyer Award – Personal Injury (Plaintiffs)


American Association for Justice

Florida Justice Association

Hillsborough County Bar Association

St. Petersburg Bar Association

Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association


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