Matthew E. Thatcher
MATTHEW E. THATCHER earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida Honors College in 1995 and his Juris Doctor with Honors from The University of Florida College of Law in 1998. Mr. Thatcher is admitted to practice in the Courts of Florida as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, Mr. Thatcher was the recipient of the best individual oralist award during the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition and was a founding editor in chief of the University of Florida Journal of Technology Law and Policy.
Mr. Thatcher is active in the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Stann Givens Family Law Inn of Tampa, the Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and is board certified in Marital and Family Law by the State of Florida. Mr. Thatcher has been published in The Florida General Practice Journal and in the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s publication named “Lawyer”.
Mr. Thatcher’s practice areas are complex family law, commercial litigation, appellate law, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and foreclosure. Mr. Thatcher is a partner at The Solomon Law Group, P.A. and has been an attorney at the firm since 1999.
2023 Above and Beyond Award – Family Law Section of Florida Bar
2017-2023 Super Lawyers
2020 Legal Elite
2017 Member of Quarter (April 2017) – Next Generation Divorce
2016 Top 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Notable Appellate Decisions:
Funderburk v. Ricenbaw, 357 So. 3d 188 (Fla. 2d DCA 2023)
Hearn v. Hearn, 351 So. 3d 658 (Fla. 2d DCA 2022)
Enriquez v. Velazquez, 350 So.2d 147 (Fla. 5th DCA 2022)
Murphy v. Murphy, 313 So. 3d 237 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021)
Di Stefano v. Long, 279 So. 3d 758 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019)
Andrews v. Andrews, 219 So.3d 1006 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)
Ryans v. Bell, 210 So.3d 251 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)
In re: A.B., 186 So.3d 544 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
Purin v. Purin, 158 So.3d 752 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
Tarkow v. Tarkow, 128 So.3d 82 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013)
Weissman v. Weissman, 102 So. 3d 718 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)