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Matthew R. Brooks is an Associate in the Panama City Beach office. His practice is focused on Civil Litigation, dealing primarily in insurance claims, commercial disputes, business, construction, and general property litigation.

Matt earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he also served as the Vice President of the Student Veterans Law Symposium. Matt grew up in southeastern Kentucky and earned his B.A. from Morehead State University (KY). After completing his undergraduate degree in 2004, Matt spent 9 years in the U.S. Marines serving in ground infantry and armor occupational specialties. During this service, he completed numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In addition, Matt spent 2 years as a project officer in future technologies at the Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, VA.

Matt continues to assist our nation’s veterans through his active involvement with the Veterans Business Outreach Center of Florida.  

Mr. Brooks joined the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC’s Panama City Office in July 2021.


  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2021
B.A., Morehead State University (KY), 2004