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Matthew Shafran

Matthew Shafran

Office of the State Attorney in West Palm Beach
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • Florida
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Summary

South Florida criminal defense attorney Matthew Shafran is a former prosecutor who handled felony cases in Palm Beach County. At Meltzer & Bell, P.A., he uses his experience on both sides of the law to defend clients facing a variety of criminal charges and traffic offenses throughout South Florida. Matthew earned his bachelor's degree in criminology from Florida State University's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Soon after, he pursued his passion for law and earned his juris doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center. As a law student, Matthew was eager to gain hands-on experience in the legal field. He worked as a teaching and research assistant for his first-year criminal law professor and was able to assist cases for the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. Later in his law school career Matthew was selected as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Thomas M. Lynch IV, who was presiding over one of several felony criminal trial divisions in Circuit Court for the 17th Judicial Circuit, located in Broward County. Matthew also served as a certified legal intern for the Office of the State Attorney. After earning his juris doctor, he began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit. As a County Court prosecutor, Matthew handled thousands of cases, sometimes more than 300 cases at one time. He was promoted to Lead Attorney, where he had the responsibility of overseeing and teaching multiple prosecutors, and subsequently served in the Felony Trial Division. There he handled more than 150 felony cases, ranging from third-degree felony offenses to some of the most serious first-degree felony charges. Matthew focuses on fighting for the rights of clients facing a plethora of criminal charges, including DUI, drug crimes, marijuana offenses, white collar crime, as well as traffic offenses.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Certified Legal Intern
Office of the State Attorney in West Palm Beach
Current
Judicial Intern
The Honorable Judge Thomas M. Lynch IV
Current
Attorney
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
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Assistant State Attorney
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in West Palm Beach
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Education
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (2012) | Law
Florida State University - Panama City campus
B.S. (2009) | Criminology
Professional Associations
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
Current
The Florida Bar
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Non-Criminal Traffic Violations Under Florida Law
DUI Manslaughter Laws in Florida
Matthew Shafran
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Contact & Map
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
7000 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 548-4119
Telephone: (561) 515-5834