Matthew Clarie was born and raised in St. Petersburg and attended St. Petersburg Catholic High School. He graduated with a degree in General Business from the University of Central Florida in 2002. Matthew attended Loyola University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2005.
During Law School he worked as a law clerk for the Personal Injury and Maritime Law Firm of Hufft and Hufft APLC, and for the Personal Injury Firm of Roberts, Baudier and Dye.
After graduating from law school, Matthew worked an Assistant Public Defender in 19th Judicial Circuit, and in the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida for five years representing thousands of individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses.
Matthew gained litigation experience representing clients through all stages of criminal proceedings and litigated over 20 felony jury trials during his time as a Public Defender.
In 2010, Matthew joined Clarie Law Offices in St. Petersburg and worked along side his Father, D’Arcy R. Clarie, a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estate Attorney, where he expanded his practice to Family Law, Estate Planning, Adoption, and Probate Litigation.
Matthew then joined the firm of Ligori and Cappy, P.A. in Tampa where represented client’s in the areas of Marital and Family Law, Criminal Defense, Wills Estates and Trusts and Personal Injury.
Matthew opened up his own practice in South Tampa in 2014, and has continued to achieve successful results for individuals and families facing difficult circumstances through out the State of Florida.
Matthew’s area of practice include Family Law, Criminal Defense, DUI, Traffic Citations, Civil and Probate Litigation, and Wills, Estates and Trusts.
- University of Central Florida 2002, B.A
- Loyola University New Orleans School of Law 2005, J.D
- Florida 2006
- United States District Court Middle District of Florida 2012
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Barney Masterson Inn of Court, Pinellas County Florida
- Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- St. Petersburg Bar Association
- Family Law Section of Florida Bar
- American Bar Association
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