Mr. Baldwin is a Partner with the firm and currently serves as the firm’s Trial Counsel, with emphasis on the firm’s first-party insurance litigation. He represents a variety of individuals and corporations in disputes against their insurance companies. He also represents and assists the firm’s clients in business torts, personal injury, criminal defense and wrongful death matters.

Mr. Baldwin was previously an Associate at the Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin Law Firm in Miami, where he assisted clients in complex multimillion-dollar insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. He has represented individual policyholders, bankruptcy trustees, and an SEC Receiver, and he has experience successfully litigating various types of insurance policies, including: property, primary and umbrella CGL, primary and excess commercial crime, directors and officers, errors and omissions, and professional liability.

Mr. Baldwin served as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for over six years.  As a criminal prosecutor, Mr. Baldwin prosecuted a wide variety of crimes before specializing in homicides as a Felony Division Chief. He has substantial jury trial experience, completing approximately 40 trials (including 10 homicide cases) to jury verdict. He was lead trial counsel in several homicide cases featured in the national media, including cases profiled on CourtTV, The First 48, Dateline, and 48 Hours Mystery. He has also been a guest commentator in several criminal investigation documentaries on the ID channel and quoted in The Miami Herald.

EDUCATION

Wake Forest University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006

Duke University
B.A., Political Science (with Distinction), 2003

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Trial

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Florida

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
  • Make-a-Wish Southern Florida

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2016, 2017
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – 40 under 40 – Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2016
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best – Client Satisfaction, 2016
  • League of Prosecutors, “Prosecutor of the Year”, 2012
  • National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational, Winner, Co-Coach, 2012

MEDIA LINKS

For Miccosukee tribal police and state prosecutors, first homicide is …
Jan 13, 2017 Would they notify outside agencies?” said Matthew Baldwin, a former Miami- Dade homicide prosecutor. “These are all legitimate questions that …

Facebook slaying autopsy reveals defensive wounds, point-blank …
Oct 11, 2013 Former Miami-Dade homicide prosecutor Matthew Baldwin, who reviewed the report but is not involved in the case, said the findings will loom …

Alleged Facebook killer shot wife 6 to 8 times, warrant says | Miami …
Aug 19, 2013 … unknown until the release of the search warrant — also hampers a self- defense claim, former Miami-Dade prosecutor Matthew Baldwin said.

Jury to decide whose voice on 911 call in Zimmerman case | Miami …
Jun 22, 2013 Former Miami-Dade prosecutor Matthew Baldwin said that while the ruling is a setback for prosecutors, dueling experts at trial often cancel …

Miami police parts ways with popular “First 48” cable show | Miami …
May 18, 2013 Former Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Matthew Baldwin feels the show’s presence does not adversely affect prosecutions. The show – in …

Defense medical expert testifies in Aventura murder trial | Miami …
May 29, 2012 Prosecutor Matthew Baldwin, in a heated cross examination, tried to poke holes in Marraccini’s credibility, noting that he hadn’t practiced as a …