Matthew D. Levy joined the firm in January 1998 and manages Metnick & Levy’s litigation and trial unit. He has participated in nearly 40 jury trials. A Board–Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, he is considered a specialist in civil trial law. Mr. Levy, who was born in New York and raised in New Jersey, is known for his meticulous preparation, competitiveness, and attention to detail. Mr. Levy typically handles the firms catastrophic injury, wrongful death, complex liability, and defective product cases.
Mr. Levy is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A. – 1991) and received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1994. In 2000, at the age of 30, Mr. Levy became a partner with the firm. Three years later, he achieved board certification at the age of only 33 and in 2005, he became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Levy was one of the first members of his graduating law class to hold either of these distinctions. In 2009, Mr. Levy was re–certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in civil trial law. He has litigated more than 1,000 negligence cases involving personal injury and wrongful death and is well known and respected by the defense bar as being well prepared and tough, yet also fair and diplomatic. He has litigated several cases which have resolved for over $1 million.
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- Personal Injury
- Auto Accident
$4.5 million jury verdict
Matthew Levy, along with two other attorneys, co-handled and tried a difficult negligent security case which involved the brutal murders of a young brother and sister who were living in an apartment complex in Plantation, Florida. Though the Defendant made it a theme of its case that the victims knew their killers and that this was a targeted hit, the murders still remain unsolved and the case remains open without any suspects. The Defendant claimed that this was an unpredictable and unpreventable crime. However, the Plaintiffs introduced evidence that this was a preventable crime in that there were a series of 20 lesser crimes which occurred at the complex in the previous three years, which were considered pre-cursor crimes to a foreseeable larger crime according to Plaintiff's expert in criminology. The Defendant failed to notify its tenants of these prior crimes and also failed to investigate crime in the complex and the surrounding neighborhood. Evidence was introduced that the front entrance gate to this gated community had been broken for several months leading up to the incident, providing the perpetrators with opportunity to gain unfettered access into the complex, which did not provide any security guards for the protection of its tenants. Instead, the Defendant had an off-duty police "courtesy" officer, whose job was only to protect Defendant's property from vandalism. Defendant only offered $60,000.00 to the victims' families to settle the case. A Broward county jury felt otherwise after a three week trial.
$10 million jury verdict
The firm represented the father of a young man who was killed in an automobile accident in Boca Raton, Florida. At the time of the accident, the father had an automobile insurance policy with State Farm for only $10,000.00 in underinsured/uninsured motorist benefits. State Farm denied the fathers claim and failed to timely offer him the insurance benefits based on insurance policy exclusions that it claimed voided the coverage. However, after having defeated all of State Farms insurance coverage defenses before trial, Ken Metnick helped convince a Palm Beach County jury to award the father a verdict far in excess of the value of the State Farm insurance policy. The jury deliberated less than 30 minutes before reaching its verdict.
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