Kelley Uustal Trial Attorney

Matthew DellaBetta

ATTORNEY

EDUCATION

  • J.D., UCLA School of Law 
    • Honors: 1st Place, UCLA Roscoe Pound Moot Court Tournament (2010)
    • 1st Place, UCLA Trial Advocacy Tournament (2008)
    • Activities: Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Symposium Editor
    • UCLA National Moot Court Team
    • UCLA National Trial Advocacy Team
  • B.A., San Jose State University 
    • Honors: Temple Prize: best undergraduate philosophy paper (2007)
    • Philosophy Debate Team Captain: California semi-finalists (2007)

Professional Associations

  • Miami-Dade Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association

Career

Matt DellaBetta is an experienced former federal and state prosecutor with extensive trial experience.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as the Deputy Chief of the Violent Crimes and Gangs section for the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Matt led numerous complex investigations of violent criminal enterprises and drug cartels. Over his career, Matt investigated and prosecuted racketeering, obstruction of justice, murders, kidnappings, sex trafficking, money laundering, tax evasion, and narcotics offenses.

 

Earlier in his career, Matt served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney in New York. Matt investigated and tried numerous cases, including sex crimes, domestic violence, cybercrime, and violent crime.

 

Matt graduated from UCLA School of Law, where he won both the moot court and trial advocacy tournaments. Matt also served as an editor of the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. Matt is licensed to practice in Florida and New York.

Background

Outside of work, Matt plays tennis and padel. 

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CHET, FORMER CLIENT

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