Matthew A. Dolman, ESQ. - Personal Injury LawyerMatthew 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.
- BS in Communications with a dual focus on print journalism and screenwriting at Ithaca College.
- JD from Stetson University College of Law
- LL.M. in Taxation with a focus on asset protection from St. Thomas University School of Law
- Legal Elite “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend’s Magazine in 2010
- AVVO.com rating of 10.0 on a 10.0 scale
- “Client’s Choice for Personal Injury” award from AVVO.com
- Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
- American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Lawyers 2014
- Florida Super Lawyer 2013 and 2014