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Atty. Stephen Mathew Whyte, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA


Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing). He received his law degree, Cum Laude, and his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Stetson University. While in law school, Matt completed internships with the Chief Judge for the US District Court, Middle District of Florida, the US Attorney?s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the 12th Judicial Circuit's Office of the State Attorney in Florida. Matt also earned Book Awards in Evidence, Criminal Procedure II, and Federal Taxation I. Matt started his legal career as a prosecutor in Bradenton and Sarasota. As a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, Matt has handled thousands of criminal cases, from simple misdemeanors and traffic offenses to serious felonies, including: DUI; Battery; Domestic Violence; Possession of Marijuana, Cocaine and other Controlled Substances; Elder Exploitation; Grand Theft; White Collar Fraud; Drug Trafficking; and Murder, Manslaughter, and other Homicides. Since 2007, Matt has been certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. As an insurance company lawyer and a plaintiff's personal injury attorney, Matt has handled automobile accident, medical malpractice, dog bite, slip and fall, and other personal injury cases. Matt has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Matt is Certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to teach Basic Pistol (Florida CCW class), Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Refuse to be a Victim, Personal Protection Inside the Home, and Personal Protection Outside the Home. Matt is also a Certified Glock Armorer and lectures around the State of Florida on self-defense and use of force, including Florida's Stand Your Ground and "Warning Shot" laws. View More ?

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors


  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most Personal Injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. Criminal cases are accepted on a flat fee or hourly basis. Other civil litigation matters are accepted on a contingency, hourly or flat fee basis, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case.
  • Education

    Stetson University
    MBA (2004) | Business Administration
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    Stetson University College of Law
    J.D. (1998) | Law
    Honors: Graduated Cum Laude and earned three (3) Book Awards (for the top grade in the class) in Evidence, Criminal Procedure II and Federal Income Taxation I.
    Activities: Member of: Phi Alpha Delta (David Brewer Chapter); Phi Delta Phi (Cardozo Inn); Honor Court; Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court (pupil); and Certified Legal Intern (12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office).
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    University of Central Florida
    B.S. (1993) | Business Administration- Marketing
    Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors for the University Honors Program; Recipient of the J.C. Aspley Scholarship and the Gordon Paul Scholarship for Excellence in Marketing; Named Marketing Student of the Year by teh Central Florida American Marketing Association; member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Mu Kappa Tau and Alpha Mu Alpha honor societies; and Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.
    Activities: Member of: Pi Sigma Epsilon (Service Project Director); Student Government; Student Wellness Advocate Team; and Entrepreneurship Club (president).
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    22 years of experience


    1310 4th Avenue West
    Bradenton, FL 34205