Miami Litigation Attorney Matthew Seth Sarelson
Dedicated to Protecting Individual Rights
Miami class action lawyer Matthew Seth Sarelson infuses the law firm with a sense of duty to protect the rights of individuals who have been wronged, whether at the hands of a greedy investment advisor, by way of a discriminatory employment policy or because a company improperly disclosed consumers’ personal information. When an investor, consumer, executive or employee experiences financial or other harm, Sarelson refuses to allow the injustice to stand unchallenged.
Born and raised in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, and educated in Virginia and Washington, D.C., Sarelson combines New York street smarts with Southern charm, enabling him to litigate with ingenuity, compassion and tact. He pours his passion for the law into effective legal pleadings, setting a high standard for the quality of work litigators deliver.
Following his cum laude graduation from George Mason University School of Law, Sarelson headed to Miami, Florida, eager to take advantage of the area’s international lifestyle and entrepreneurial business environment. Before founding Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. in January 2007, he gained valuable litigation experience at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. While at Morgan Lewis, Sarelson defended Fortune 250 companies in employment and wrongful death suits, and the firm enjoyed the honor of being named American Lawyer Magazine’s Litigation Firm of the Year during Sarelson’s time as at the firm. He also worked for the well-known Miami litigation firm Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg, P.L. and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank A. Shepherd in Florida’s Court of Appeals.
The Florida legal community has taken notice of Sarelson’s work since he branched out on his own. Florida Trend Magazine named Sarelson a “Legal Elite Up and Comer” in 2008 and 2009, an honor bestowed upon 150 out of 90,000 attorneys under age 40. Florida Super Lawyers honored him as a top “Up and Comer” in 2009 and 2010, and South Florida Legal Guide featured him as a top “Up and Comer” in 2009. And in 2008, when he was just 30 years old, his nationwide leadership in filing FACTA lawsuits on behalf of consumers prompted LawyersUSA to feature him in a cover story.
Additionally, the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Daily Business Review, South Florida Business Journal, Washington Times, Bloomberg, and Jim DeFede radio show, as well as numerous other papers throughout Florida, have interviewed Sarelson, looking to his experience with high-stakes and groundbreaking employment lawsuits. Also, in 2011, SmartMoney Magazine featured a discussion of Sarelson’s class action suit against Paragon Properties of Costa Rica in a feature about the dangers of investing in South American real estate.
Sarelson uses his extensive litigation experience to inform the community and his peers. He led a sexual harassment prevention seminar for blind employees at The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. He also moderated a panel discussion with nationally renowned negligent security attorney John Leighton at a premises liability seminar.
Outside of the office, Sarelson enjoys being very active in Miami Beach politics. He served on the City of Miami Beach’s Community Development Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Young President’s Club at Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation on Miami Beach. He also co-chaired the 2009 and 2010 Jurisprudence Receptions. He advises several local politicians and candidates, remains active in ORT America and serves on the Board of Directors of Yupro, Inc., d/b/a The Oasis, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurship and community involvement for 20 and 30 year olds.
Sarelson also travels extensively, having visited countries in Asia, South America and Europe, and he strongly advocates international trade and development. Sarelson believes Miami should and will play a central role in international affairs and growth.
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