Attorney Eric M. Matheny
Eric Matheny is a skilled Miami-Dade criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals all over South Florida. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He completed his undergraduate work at Arizona State University where he was the president of Theta Chi Fraternity. He graduated with with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. After graduation Attorney Matheny attended St. Thomas University School of Law, where he obtained his law degree. He received several academic honors including Dean's List and "Best Student Award" for Criminal Law.
During law school Attorney Matheny gained experience outside of the classroom while interning for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for a full year. He served as lead counsel on several trials under the supervision of an Assistant State Attorney. After graduation he was offered a position as Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. During his time with the State's Attorney Office he handled cases involving misdemeanor crimes, DUI,
juvenile offenses, and felonies. Eric Matheny has a reputation for being an outstanding trial attorney and he has been noted for toughness and preparation in his aggressive approach to Miami-Dade criminal defense. Attorney Matheny has represented many clients throughout South Florida, specifically Miami-Dade County and Broward County. Attorney Matheny accepts criminal cases in Palm Beach County on a limited basis. For sealing or expunging criminal records, Attorney Matheny is one of the few attorneys who will represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
Eric Matheny has considerable trial experience, having tried approximately 50 jury and non-jury trials. Some of the types of trial cases handled include DUIs, armed robbery, burglary, domestic violence, drug offenses, crimes against law enforcement officers, firearm crimes, and murder. In 2009, Attorney Matheny left the State Attorney's office to pursue criminal defense. With his experience as a former Assistant State Attorney, Eric Matheny has an inside knowledge of the prosecution's approach, which enables him to better defend his clients. He has aggressively defended individuals who have been charged with crimes ranging from DUI offenses to murder.
Eric Matheny has been a featured commentator on The Rick Jensen Show on WDEL, discussing Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, as well as on the popular radio program
Let's Talk About It discussing Florida's mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Eric Matheny has also been featured in the
Miami New Times,
Sun Sentinel, and other publications regarding his work in the field of criminal defense.
Eric Matheny is a seasoned Miami-Dade criminal defense attorney who uses his education and past experiences to protect the rights of his clients in order to bring about the most optimum case results.