About Matthew A. Dolman, Esq.

Clearwater Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer

 
Matthew Dolman is the President and Managing Partner of Dolman Law Group, a Clearwater personal injury and civil trial law firm. Mr. Dolman focuses much of his practice on the litigation of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. In fact he only represents plaintiffs who have been physically injured as a result of the negligence exhibited by an individual or corporation. The Dolman Law Group, has not and will not represent the interests of a Florida insurance carrier.
 
Mr. Dolman is a proven fighter for injury victims and has been honored for his many achievements. He is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in the Million and Multi-Million Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have obtained million and multi-million verdicts and/or settlements on behalf of their injured clients. Less than 1% of practicing lawyers in the U.S. are members. Mr. Dolman was previously recognized by Florida Trends Magazine as a 2010 “Legal Elite Up and Comer” which honored the top attorneys in the State of Florida under the age of 40 as voted by fellow members of the Florida Bar. He has been selected a Florida Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters publication) by his colleagues in both 2013 and 2014. The “Super Lawyers” publication is a consumer ratings service of preeminent lawyers from numerous areas of practice published annually in Law & Politics magazine. Super Lawyers is a listing of the top five percent of attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
 
Mr. Dolman has also been selected by National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 trial lawyer in both 2013 and 2014 and was selected as one of the top 40 trial attorneys under the age of 40 in 2013 by the very same organization. He has been awarded a perfect 10.0 score by Avvo.com; a national consumer rating service for attorneys and was recognized in 2012 with the “Client Choice Award” by Avvo, based on feedback from former clients.
 
After earning a B.S. in Communications with a dual focus in Broadcast Journalism and Screenwriting from the prestigious Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Mr. Dolman received his Jurist Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Stetson is regarded as one of the top trial advocacy programs in the United States and routinely ranks among the top three by U.S. News & World Report.
 
Mr. Dolman resides in Clearwater, Florida, and has built his practice based on word of mouth referrals from current and former satisfied clients. His business model is based on personal service for his personal injury clients and he seeks to differentiate himself from the settlement mills by regularly litigating his cases and remaining accessible. In fact, his cellphone number is listed on his business card.

EDUCATION:
  • LL.M, St Thomas University School of Law - 2004
  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law - 2003
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College - 1999

WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • Dolman Law Group (Partner/Shareholder) 2009 - Present
  • Walker Law Group (Attorney) 2008 - 2009
  • Dolman & Berman, P.A. (Partner) 2005 - 2008
  • Richard Martin Management (in-house legal counsel) 2004 - 2005
  • Whitson and Whitson (Law Clerk) 2002 - 2003
  • Donny & Marie Show (Production Assistant) 1999 - 1999
  • I.C.T.V. (Ithaca College Television) (Assistant Producer) 1998 - 1998
  • The Miami Hurricane (Sports Writer) 1997 - 1998

ASSOCIATIONS:
  • American Association for Justice (Member) 2012 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association (Member) 2007 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association (Member) 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar (Member) 2004 - Present
  • Ithaca College Alumni Association (Member) 1999 - Present

AWARDS:
  • Florida Super Lawyer (Thompson Reuters) 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite (Florida Trend Magazine) 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyer (Super Lawyers Magazine) 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Super Lawyers) 2013, 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers (American Society of Legal Advocate) 2014
  • 50 Fastest Growing Business (Tampa Bay Business Journal) 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 (National Trial Lawyers) 2013
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocate Member (National Trial Lawyers) 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate (Million Dollar Advocates Forum) 2013
  • Eagle Member (Florida Justice Association) 2012, 2011, 2010
  • AVVO Client Choice 2012 in Personal injury (AVVO) 2012
  • Accredited Business (Better Business bureau) 2011, 2012
  • Featured Attorney - Personal Injury (AVVO) 2012
  • Top Contributor - Personal Injury (AVVO) 2012
  • Philanthropist of the year (Fight Night Productions) 2011
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer (Florida Trend Magazine) 2010
  • Concentration in Trial Advocacy (Stetson University College of Law) 2003
  • ICTV award for on-air programming (Ithaca College) 1998

PUBLICATIONS:
  • Law and Industry News (Insurance Companies, Lawyers and Conflicts of Interest) 2013
  • LAWYERS.COM (WHAT YOU WON'T SEE IN COURT: THINGS FOR POTENTIAL PLAINTIFFS AND JURORS TO REMEMBER) 2012
  • LAWYERS.COM (DISTRACTED DRIVING ATTORNEY DISCUSSES THE DANGER OF TEXTING AND DRIVING) 2012
  • LAWYERS.COM (BRAIN INJURIES ARE MOST COMMONLY FOUND IN TEENAGE VICTIMS OF AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS) 2012
  • LAWYERS.COM (TAMPA BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEY DISCUSSES POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME) 2012
  • LAWYERS.COM (THE COMPLEXITY OF SOFT TISSUE CLAIMS) 2012
  • TAMPABAYBRAININJURYBLOG.COM (ANOTHER MYTH ABOUT BRAIN INJURIES FROM ST. PETERSBURG MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEY) 2012
  • www.avvo.com (What is Florida No-Fault Law) 2011
  • Dolman Law Blog (The duty of an insurance carrier and adjuster) 2010
  • Dolman Law Blog (Texting and Driving is More Dangerous Than Drinking and Driving) 2010
  • Dolman Law Blog (What is a Traumatic Brain Injury ?) 2010
  • Dolman Law Blog (What if my cervical MRI is negative? I know that I am in pain) 2010

CONTACT:
(Clearwater Florida Office)
Dolman Law Group
800 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 451-6900
Fax: (727) 451-6907
Email: matt@dolmanlaw.com



(New Port Richey Florida Office)
Dolman Law Group
5435 Main St
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: 727-853-6275



(St. Petersburg Florida Office)
Dolman Law Group
1663 1st Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Phone: 727-222-6922



(Sarasota Florida Office)
Dolman Law Group
8039 Cooper Creek Blvd, Suite 105
University Park, FL 34201
Phone: 941-210-7586
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Employer
Dolman Law Group
Membership

Florida Bar since 4/15/2004

Associations

 

American Association for Justice 2012 - Present
Florida Justice Association 2007 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association 2006 - Present
Florida Bar 2004 - Present
Ithaca College Alumni Association 1999 - Present
Award and Honors

 

Super Lawyer Thompson Reuters 2017
Florida Super Lawyer Thomson Reuters 2016
Florida Legal Elite Florida Trend Magazine 2015
Florida Super Lawyer Super Lawyers Magazine 2015
Florida Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocate 2014
50 Fastest Growing Business Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2013
Multi Million Dollar Advocate Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2013
Million Dollar Advocate Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2013
Florida Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2013
Eagle Member Florida Justice Association 2012
AVVO Client Choice 2012 in Personal injury AVVO 2012
Accredited Business Better Business bureau 2012
Featured Attorney - Personal Injury AVVO 2012
Top Contributor - Personal Injury AVVO 2012
Eagle Member Florida Justice Association 2011
Philanthropist of the year Fight Night Productions 2011
Accredited Business Better Business Bureau 2011
Eagle Member Florida Justice Association 2010
Legal Elite Up & Comer Florida Trend Magazine 2010
Concentration in Trial Advocacy Stetson University College of Law 2003
ICTV award for on-air programming Ithaca College 1998
State Bar Number
****9221
Construction Law
Construction Law
In Cities: Clearwater
In States: Florida
Law School
Stetson University College of Law
Law School Graduation Date
Dec 01, 2003
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Dolman Law Group
800 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater
Clearwater, FL 33765
Office: 7274516900 Fax:   7274516907