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  • Anthony DiMatteo Retired

    Anthony DiMatteo, a partner with the firm, began his litigation career with the United States Navy as a Lieutenant with the Judge Advocate General. During his tenure with the JAG, he received distinction for having the highest success percentage in over 50 felony jury trials and over 100 administrative hearings.

    Mr. DiMatteo has been with the firm since 1987, and heads the firm’s West Palm Beach office, where he concentrates his practice in the defense of insurance third-party claims as well as first-party lawsuits against insurance carriers. He has tried cases involving products liability, negligent security, allegations of civil rights violations, wrongful death claims, construction defects, and has also tried and been involved in first-party litigation involving complex property damage including a number of claims relating to fire/arson.

    Mr. DiMatteo is involved at both the trial and appellate levels, and has argued cases before appellate courts and several districts within Florida as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

    In addition, Mr. DiMatteo is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories, legal ability and general ethical standards.


    Areas of Practice
    -Catastrophic & Personal Injury

    -Civil Rights Violations

    -Class Actions

    -Complex Property Damage

    -Construction Accident & Defect Litigation

    -Product Liability

    -Security Negligence

    -Third and First Party Insurance Defense

    -Toxic Tort Litigation

    -Wrongful Death

    Admitted to Practice Law
    -All Florida Courts

    -United States Supreme Court


    -Florida State University – (J.D. with honors, 1984)

    -University of Tennessee – (M.S. 1980)

    -University of South Florida – (B.A. 1977)

    -Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

    -Best Lawyers in America 2019-2022
          – Personal Injury-Defense
          – Products Liability-Defense

    -South Florida Legal Guide, Top-Rated Lawyers, 2020-2022
          -Insurance Litigation – Defense


    Professional Memberships
    -The Florida Bar

    -Florida Defense Lawyers Association

    -Palm Beach County Bar Association


    Contact Information
    420 South Dixie Highway, Third Floor
    Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    Telephone: (305) 667-0223
    Facsimile: (305) 284-9844
    E-Mail: adimatteo@gaebemullen.com