Attorney Matthew Glassman Convinces State Attorney To Dismiss Felony Child Neglect Charges

On April 17, prosecutors filed a memo with the court announcing a decision not to pursue the child neglect charges against Sierra.  Matt Glassman, who represents Sierra, said he and co-counsel Kristi Cohen were ready to begin the trial when he became aware of the dropped charges on Wednesday afternoon.  Prosecutors dropped child neglect charges against Brittney Sierra, but an investigation is ongoing.  "It's the right result," said Glassman, who maintained his client's innocence.

(Click Here for Full Article by Raphael Olmeda, Sun-Sentinel, 4/22/2015)


Attorney Matthew Glassman Named a Top 40 Trial Lawyer under 40 in Florida

The National Trial Lawyers has announced that Matthew Glassman of the Law Office of Matthew Glassman has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

(Click Here for Full Press Release, 3/8/2016)


Attorney Matthew Glassman Advocates for Release of Client Based on "Gaping Hole" in State's Case

During the hearing, Matt Glassman said "this case is 100 percent circumstantial." He challenged the crime lab's preliminary finding linking Dorman's ammunition to the shell casings found in Clarke-Bevins' home.  "What does that even mean? How many other firearms could it be consistent with? Could it be a thousand, 10,000? How about a million?" Glassman said.  He also said the possible blood found on a towel, shirt, and shoes in Dorman's possession was not tested to confirm it was in fact blood and that it belonged to the victim.  "That is a huge gaping hole in a circumstantial evidence case," Glassman said.

(Click Here for Full Article by Erika Pesantes, Sun-Sentinel, 11/5/2015)


Attorney Matthew Glassman Challenges Judge's Harsh Sentences

"The fact that I am running, if that does anything to change what happens in that courtroom, is a win for me," Green­wald says. "It always sounds cheesy, but I went into law to help people."  Greenwald says attorneys stop him every day to offer support. Matt Glassman is treasurer of Greenwald's campaign. The pair have been friends for more than a decade, since they both worked in the Public Defender's Office.  "I'm ecstatic. Brian is a tireless litigant and fights very, very hard and is very smart when it comes to the law," Glassman says. "The bottom line is that his opponent reduces the integrity of the judiciary for everyone else, but Brian I think can restore it."

(Click Here for Full Article by Jess Swanson, Miami New Times, 3/8/2016)