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Admitted: 1988, Florida and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Law School: Florida State University, J.D., with honors, 1987
College: Florida State University (B.S., 1979; M.S., 1982)
Birth Date and Place: Winter Haven, Florida, April 18, 1956
Practice Areas: Employment Law(50%, 75); Personal Injury(40%, 200); Administrative Law(10%, 25)
Additional Information: Tallahassee and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 1990—).
MARIE A. MATTOX has practiced in the area of civil rights and employment law for twenty years. She was born in Winter Haven, Florida and lived in Tallahassee periodically from a young age while her father, Ray Mattox, served in the Florida Legislature. She relocated to Tallahassee in 1977 to attend Florida State University and never left. She graduated from Florida State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and with a Master of Science Degree in Criminology in 1982. She obtained her law degree from the FSU College of Law in 1987 with honors. While attending law school, she was a member of the Appellate Moot Court Team and was selected as a National Member of the Order of the Barristers. Prior to and while attending law school, she worked as the Staff Director for both the Select Committee on Juvenile Justice and then the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Committee in the Florida House of Representatives from 1980 through 1986 and for the Office of Statewide Prosecution for a brief period. Upon graduation from law school, she worked as an associate with the firm Douglass, Cooper, Coppins and Powell, Tallahassee from 1987 through 1992 when she formed the firm Friedlander & Mattox, P.A.. In 1988, she received the Person of the Year Award from the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers due to her representation of that association. In 1996, Ms. Mattox received the Thurgood Marshall Award presented by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Fort Walton Beach Chapter. In 1995, Ms. Mattox formed the firm Marie A. Mattox, P.A.. She is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, before the Northern and Middle District Courts of the United States District Courts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She was the Second Judicial Circuit representative on the Young Lawyers Board of Governors for The Florida Bar between 1990-1992 and has served on the Easter Seal and Turn About boards of directors in the Tallahassee area within the past 20 years. She has tried and continues to try numerous cases to verdict. She has three children.
Tallahassee and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 1990—).
Phi Delta Phi. (Vice Magister, 1985-1986). Member, Moot Court, 1985-1987.