Premier trial litigation firm Kelley | Uustal is pleased to announce that Matthew DellaBetta has been promoted to partner.
“Matthew has proven to be an outstanding trial lawyer who is devoted to our clients,” said founding partner John Uustal.
DellaBetta focuses on complex business litigation, class actions, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death matters in federal and state courts throughout the country. DellaBetta has represented individuals and corporations in product liability, negligence, consumer fraud, RICO, breach of contract, and deceptive/unfair trade practice claims.
DellaBetta has substantial state and federal trial experience, including the recent $82.6 million verdict for music artist Flo Rida in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the publicly traded beverage company Celsius. DellaBetta is presently litigating a nationwide RICO class action against the largest owner of shopping malls in the United States, as well as product liability and wrongful death cases against multiple Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Kelley | Uustal, DellaBetta served as the Deputy Chief of the Violent Crimes and Gangs section for the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland in Baltimore. As an Assistant United States Attorney, DellaBetta led successful investigations of violent criminal enterprises and drug cartels. During his career, DellaBetta prosecuted numerous racketeering, murder, kidnapping, sex trafficking, tax fraud, money laundering, and narcotics offenses.
DellaBetta earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he won both the moot court and trial advocacy tournaments. DellaBetta is licensed to practice in Florida and New York. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association, and Miami-Dade Bar Association.