Schultz, Matt

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Address: 316 South Baylen Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Lawyer Firm: Levin Papantonio
Phone: 800-277-1193
Fax: 850-435-7020

Areas of Practice Complex Individual and Class Actions

Mr. Schultz earned a B.S. in History and a B.S. with Honors in Paralegal Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992 and 1993, respectively. After working as a personal injury paralegal for six years he attended Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated with highest honors in 2002.

During law school Mr. Schultz worked for two years as Professor Charles Ehrhardt’s research assistant and served as Senior Articles Editor for the FSU Law Review. He served as a board member for the FSU College of Law ACLU. He received 14 book awards (conferred upon the student who earns the highest grade in a given course). One of his articles was voted by the Law Review membership as the best student law review article for the year 2001-2002, and he was voted a Meritorious Service Award for his service to the Law Review. Mr. Schultz also has twice served as an adjunct professor to the FSU School of Criminology, teaching a graduate course on criminal law and individual rights. He has been elected to the Order of the Coif.

Upon graduation from law school Mr. Schultz served for two years as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Florida, in Tallahassee.

Mr. Schultz is a member of the Florida Bar and a former member of the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee. He is a Senior Writer for the national publication The American Trial Lawyer. Mr. Schultz has for several years chaired the legal review panel for the ACLU of Northwest Florida and is a Board Member of Emerald Coastkeeper, Inc. He is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts and in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, and Colorado. He joined the firm in 2004. His practice focuses on all manner of complex individual and class actions including injury, insurance, qui tam and Alien Tort Claims Act litigation in Florida and nationally. Mr. Schultz is Plaintiff’s liaison counsel over all Engle progeny tobacco actions pending in the First Circuit of Florida.

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