Active in the legal community, Matthew Menendez is the current President of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (HCACLD).
Mr. Menendez began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, FL, for more than three years. In 2015, he joined Sammis Law Firm, P.A., where his practice is focused on criminal and DUI Defense.
An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Menendez has a particular focus on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases and other criminal accusations that arise during a roadside investigation.
Additional Background Information
After growing up in Tampa, FL, Matthew Menendez obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University and graduated from law school at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans in 2010.
During law school, Mr. Menendez wrote for the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law before eventually becoming the Editor in Chief of the publication. Mr. Menendez also represented indigent clients in family law proceedings, gaining invaluable courtroom experience.
Additionally, Mr. Menendez worked for the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in their efforts to transform Louisiana’s juvenile justice system and end mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles.