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114 East Gregory Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502-4970Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 850-434-2200
Fax: 850-434-2600
E-Mail: lmatthews@matthewshigginslaw.com
www.matthewshigginslaw.com
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Additional Locations
Client Information
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High Profile Cases
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13145, Pensacola, FL 32591-3145
Established: 1992

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
  • Bad Faith
  • Casualty Defense
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
  • Condominium Litigation
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About Us
Matthews & Higgins is a team of attorneys, support staff, specialists, subject-matter experts, and technical consultants specializing in insurance defense and related matters. We handle litigation involving almost every type of civil matter, including general liability matters for insurance companies, businesses, and governmental entities. We represent clients in cases throughout the Florida Panhandle and Southern Alabama. We provide a practical, aggressive approach to litigation, while mindful of the need to manage fees and costs.
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Additional Locations
Panama City, Florida
475 Harrison Avenue, Suite 200
Panama City, Florida 32401
Telephone: 850-769-7200
Fax: 850-434-2600
Mobile, Alabama
910 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Telephone: 251-434-6711
Fax: 850-434-2600
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Allstate Floridian Indemnity CompanyAmerican Modern Insurance Group, Inc.
American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.Aspen Specialty Insurance Company
Central Mutual Insurance CompanyChartis Insurance
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesCNA Insurance Companies
FCCI Insurance CompanyFounders Insurance Company
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance CompanyGlobal Indemnity Group, Inc.
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.Interstate Insurance Group
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyMarkel American Insurance Company
Naughton Insurance, Inc.Nautilus Insurance Company
St. Paul Insurance CompanySedgwick Group
TIG Insurance CompanyUnion Standard Insurance Group
United States Liability Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Beall's, Inc.Escambia County
Florida Department of Financial ServicesOkaloosa County
Santa Rosa CountySmurfit-Stone Container Corporation
WTI Transport, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Managing Shareholder
Larry A. Matthews
Pensacola, FL
E-Mail:lmatthews@matthewshigginslaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1982
  • Alabama, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:
Special Magistrate, Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Inns of Court
Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S. (with honors), 1976
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with honors), 1981
Born:1954
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Shareholder
Raymond F. Higgins III
Pensacola, FL
E-Mail:rhiggins@matthewshigginslaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
Education:
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.S. (with distinction), 1979
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with honors), 1998
Born:1957
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Firm Member
Thomas R. Jenkins
Pensacola, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1982
  • Alabama, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1983
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Education:
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.S. (with honors), 1975
  • Eastern Illinois University, M.B.A., 1979
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with high honors), 1982
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif
Born:1949
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High Profile Cases
Interstate Fire & Casualty v. Abernathy, 93 So.3d 352 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
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Service Areas
Fort Walton Beach, Florida40 miles
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)