Matthew P. Tabakman

Mr. Tabakman has extensive experience representing businesses, individuals, and their insurance carriers in the defense of first and third party insurance claims and lawsuits stemming from automobile liability to premises and general liability, and he has particular experience representing physicians and health care facilities in the defense of malpractice claims and lawsuits.  Having practiced law in Central Florida since 2002, Mr. Tabakman has handled these matters from pre-suit claims through the litigation process to negotiated settlement or jury verdict.


In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Tabakman enjoys working with individual clients to meet their estate planning and probate administration needs, and he has helped guide many clients through the chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy process when they have needed a financial fresh start.

Mr. Tabakman was born and raised in New York, and he enjoyed living in Washington, D.C. for several years before relocating to Florida in 1999.  He completed his undergraduate education in political science at the State University of New York at Binghamton, earned a graduate degree in international affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida.  Mr. Tabakman is a member of Orlando’s Metropolitan Business Association, the National LGBT Bar Association (an affiliate of the American Bar Association), and he has served as a Board Member of the Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association (a voluntary bar association of The Florida Bar).  Mr. Tabakman is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.