Matthew D. Black
Matthew D. Black was born in Ocala, Florida. He graduated from Lecanto High School and the University of Florida earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History, with Honors, in 1998 and his Juris Doctorate, with Honors, in 2001. As an undergraduate, Matt was a recipient of the President’s Honor Award (4.0 GPA), 1995 – 1997, was recognized as an Anderson Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As a law student, Matt was a Ferguson Scholar and received the Book Award for Constitutional Law II, while serving as a teen court judge and a member of Phi Delta Phi.
In the summer of 2000, before graduating law school, Matt clerked for the Fifth Circuit Judicial Court. He joined McLin Burnsed in April 2002 and was admitted to the Florida Bar later that same year. Matt sits on the Board of Directors for both the Lake County Bar Association and the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc., as well as the executive committee of the Florida Law Network and has also served as a mentor for elementary school children and an adult literacy tutor.
Working out of the Leesburg office, Matt handles complex civil litigation, successfully representing clients in litigation in both state and federal courts and before the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Additionally, Matt teams with Lindsay Holt to lead the firm’s family law practice area. On November 1, 2010, Matt was elected to the Board of Directors of the firm.
Matt is an active member of the community. Matt, his wife, Meg, and his children, Kenzy and Ben, live in Yalaha. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and sports.
Areas of Practice
• Complex Civil Litigation
• Business Law
• Class Actions
• Contract Drafting and Disputes
• Probate Litigation
• Real Property Litigation
• Family Law
• Appellate Practice