Pensacola, FL: 850-434-2200

Matthews & Higgins

Civil Litigation And Insurance Law In Pensacola, Florida

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Larry A MatthewsLarry A. Matthews


Pensacola, FL

(850) 434-2200


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Mr. Matthews is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent lawyers with an AV rating, as well as A. M. Best’s Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. Mr. Matthews specializes in general civil litigation practice with an emphasis in the defense of personal injury matters including automobile negligence, professional negligence, premises liability, products liability, employment law and civil rights litigation. In addition, Mr. Matthews has experience in commercial litigation including insurance coverage matters, real property and fire and casualty matters, with a recent concentration in toxic tort litigation, construction litigation and complex case/class action litigation.

As a member of both the Florida and Alabama Bar Associations, Mr. Matthews is a board certified civil trial attorney as well as a certified circuit court mediator. Mr. Matthews is licensed to practice in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of the United States District Court in Florida and Southern District in Alabama. Mr. Matthews belongs, or has belonged, to numerous professional organizations including the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Inns of Court, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He also serves as special magistrate in Escambia and Santa Rose counties.


Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1992
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Bar, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • Alabama, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor – 1981
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • Bachelor of Science – 1976
    • Major: Accounting


  • Master of Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent lawyers with an AV rating
  • A. M. Best’s Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Federal Bar Association
  • Tax Court
  • American Inns of Court
  • American Association for Justice

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