Matthew (Matt) T. Ramenda is a seasoned civil litigator and municipal attorney with fifteen years of experience representing both private and municipal clients in state and federal courts. With respect to private litigation clients, Matt has successfully represented his clients in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business law torts and premises liability defense.
A sample of his successful representation of private clients includes: obtaining a $7.75 million jury verdict in a five-week jury trial involving securities fraud pursuant to the Florida Securities & Investor Protection Act (SIPA) with team of two other lawyers; bringing and defending lawsuits based on the Federal and Florida Civil RICO Acts; defending age discrimination claims brought by former employees against employers pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); representing commercial landlords in numerous eviction proceedings; and successfully appealing the denial of trademark registrations to the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
With respect to municipal clients, Matt has defended numerous municipalities in litigation throughout South Florida in state and federal courts. He has successfully represented his municipal clients in cases involving claims for false arrest, constitutional challenges, public records request violations, premises liability, excessive force, and code enforcement lien foreclosure actions.
In addition to litigation, Matt has extensive experience providing general representation to multiple municipalities, including the Town of Palm Beach, the Town of Jupiter Island, the Town of Jupiter, and the Town of Lake Park. His experience includes representing municipalities at town council meetings, code enforcement board hearings, quasi-judicial proceedings, special magistrate hearings, appeals to the Circuit Court, and in drafting municipal ordinances and resolutions.
Matt was an elected member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors YLD for nine years, where he actively participated in numerous statewide committees and hosted multiple CLE courses.
- Vanderbilt University Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2004
- Florida State University, B.S., Business Administration, cum laude, 2001
Professional & Community Involvement:
- Governor, The Florida Bar Board of Governors YLD (2007-Present)
- Chairman, “Practicing with Professionalism” Florida Bar CLE (2008-2014)
- Co-Chair, Florida Bar “Access to Justice” Committee (2015)
- President, Vanderbilt University Alumni Association of Palm Beach and Broward Counties (2008-2012)
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