Matt Powell is a Tampa personal injury lawyer who is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who represents injured victims and their families in cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, automobile crashes, brain injuries, sexual assault, trucking crashes, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, birth related injuries, rape cases, dog bites, motorcycle crashes, negligent security and many other injury cases. He first practiced law with a prominent insurance defense firm in Tallahassee, Florida. The firm represented over 20 insurance companies and defended negligent drivers and doctors. During that time, he learned the methods, techniques and strategies that insurance companies use to reduce the amount of money they pay to people and families who have been injured or killed in accidents or by neglect. After learning these methods and techniques, he decided to stop representing insurance companies. He left the insurance defense law firm and opened his own law firm to represent individuals. Matt has practiced in the historic landmark building known as the Hutchinson Mansion on Plant Avenue in Tampa since 1989. Matt Powell is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubble, the most respected legal rating service in the country. Matt is dual Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. First he was Board Certified by the Florida Bar and secondly he is also Board certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.