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Matthew Sowell

Biography

Matt SowellMatt is a sixth generation Floridian who has spent the past twenty-five years repre­senting businesses and individuals that have been harmed by corporate misconduct or profes­sional negligence. After earning a law degree from the University of Alabama, Matt spent two years researching banking law and creditor’s rights with the Dean of his law school. He then joined the commercial litigation department of a large Jacksonville law firm where Matt developed a special interest in helping businesses recover financial losses caused by the profes­sional malpractice of attorneys, accountants, and appraisers. Matt’s profes­sional liability practice has since expanded to include medical and nursing malpractice. While Matt handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, he is frequently consulted and co-counseled by other law firms on complex medical malpractice cases involving cardio­vascular, neuro­logical, and birth injuries.

Matt and his wife Sara are in their twenty-fifth year of marriage. Sara is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practi­tioner who helps evaluate many of the medical malpractice cases Matt handles. They have two teenage daughters, Megan and Rachel, who have achieved the athletic success that Matt never did. Most weekends Matt or Sara can be found at a volleyball tournament or a rowing regatta. Matt’s family is active at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville where Matt works in the Youth Department and Sara has taught Sunday School to kindergartners.

Education

Bachelor of Business Admin­is­tration, Economics and Finance (1983). Baylor University.
Juris Doctor (1986). University of Alabama, School of Law.

Publi­cations

Hansford VN, Sowell MW. Loan Partic­i­pations and the UCC: The rights of secured and priority creditors when a bank fails, 106 Banking L.J. 62 (1989)

Sowell MW, Lovelady CL, Brogdon BG, Wecht CH. Infant Death Due to Air Embolism from Peripheral Venous Infusion, J. Forensic Sci. 2007 Jan; 52(1): 183–8.

Presen­tations

Avoiding Legal Malpractice” Paralegal Association of Florida, Spring Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, June 2014

Member

The Florida Bar, admitted 1987
Alabama State Bar, admitted 1987
American Association for Justice (Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus)
American Association for Justice Stroke Litigation Group (Chair 2013–2014)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Practice Areas

Profes­sional Liability Litigation: Legal, Accounting and Medical Malpractice; Commercial Trials; Personal Injury Litigation; Wrongful Deaths; Dangerous Products; Nursing Home Abuse; and Insurance Disputes.