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Matthew Sowell

Matthew Sowell

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Biography

Matthew Sowell is one of only sixteen Florida lawyers who are nationally certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys for their expertise in Medical Malpractice law.  Additionally, Matt is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law; a distinction held by only 5% of Florida attorneys.  He is also an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Attorney and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers.  With this rare expertise in both civil trial and medical malpractice law, Matt exclusively represents victims of medical malpractice.  A large portion of Matt’s practice is dedicated to helping clients with cardiovascular and neurological injuries (brain injuries, stroke, paralysis) caused by medical negligence.  

Matt has a particular interest in stroke litigation, having founded the Stroke Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice – the largest organization of trial attorneys in the United States. He has also written for and made presentations to trial lawyer groups on how to successfully represent stroke victims.  In his more than 35 years of practicing law, Matt has obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients on incredibly complex medical malpractice cases.

Matt is a sixth generation Floridian who has spent his entire career representing clients harmed by professional negligence or corporate misconduct. After earning a law degree from the University of Alabama, he spent two years researching banking law and creditor’s rights with the Dean of his law school. He then joined the commercial litigation group of one of the largest law firms in Jacksonville where he developed a special interest in prosecuting professional malpractice cases. Matt and his wife Sara have been married for over thirty-five years and enjoy being active with their two daughters grandson. Sara is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who helps evaluate many of the medical malpractice cases Matt handles.

  • Baylor University (Bachelor of Business Administration,1983)
  • University of Alabama, School of Law (Juris Doctor,1986)
  • Medical Malpractice, American Board of Professional Liability
  • Civil Trial, Florida Bar Board of Education and Specialization
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Stroke Litigation Group, AAJ (Chair 2013–2015; co-chair 2023-present)
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Sowell MW, Expert Analysis: When can stroke claims result in a malpractice action? Stroke: Challenges, Risks, and Liability Issues, Medical Law Perspectives, September 2016.
  • Sowell MW, Present the whole picture in stroke cases. Trial, Vol.51, No. 1, 16-23 (January 2015)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  •  “Current Trends in Stroke Litigation,” American Association for Justice, Stroke Litigation Group, Annual Convention, Palais des congrès, Montreal, Canada, July 2015
  •  “Identifying Meritorious Stroke Cases,” American Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD, July 2014
  •  “Avoiding Legal Malpractice” Paralegal Association of Florida, Spring Seminar, Jacksonville, FL, June 2014