– Matthew T. Moore, Esq.
"Helping clients navigate and plan for life’s challenges."
Matthew T. Moore, Esq.
- Successfully led the argument in New York federal court for the approval of the $13 million settlement in the Red Bull Energy Drink false advertising class action.
- Drafted the initial Complaint in the lawsuit that became the $410 million settlement with Bank of America for checking account overdraft fee abusive practices.
- Drafted the initial Complaints that launched “Chinese Drywall” litigation in Florida.
- Graduated No. 1 in his class - NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
“Man plans and God laughs.”
– Yiddish proverb
Matthew Moore grew up in a family of lawyers, but after graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, he took a different path and embarked on a career in film and television. After first producing and directing television commercials in his native Boston, he spent many years in Los Angeles as a production and marketing executive for various entertainment companies. But after eye-witnessing a friend get brutally attacked for being gay, and then learning there were almost no legal protections available for such hate crimes, Matthew “took stock” and decided to go back to law school. New to South Florida, he attended Nova Southeastern University’s College of Law where he was appointed editor-in-chief of the Nova Law Review, graduated summa cum laude, and received the Student Bar Association’s Award for Academic Excellence, a prestigious honor granted by his peers.
Matthew’s legal interests have always been focused on helping people navigate challenging times and issues. While at Nova, Matthew clerked at the Morelli Alters law firm, a nationally recognized “plaintiff’s firm,” and joined them as an attorney upon passing the Florida Bar. There, he was at the forefront of helping individuals and small businesses in several major class actions and national cases, including the $1 billion “Chinese Drywall” litigation; the class actions that brought nearly $1 billion in settlements from national banks for unjustified overdraft fees; and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement with BP. He is currently co-class counsel in the Red Bull Energy Drink false advertising class action, which achieved a $13 million settlement for the class in May 2015. Hence, he has extensive experience in complex federal litigation in the consumer protection, class action, and mass torts arenas.
Chad and Matthew had become good friends while in law school, and Chad approached Matthew with a unique opportunity to expand the firm’s established consumer finance practice to the LGBT community and to offer assistance to the community with their estate planning needs. In law school, he had resurrected the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers student group and published an article in the Nova Law Review about how committed gay and lesbian Florida couples could protect themselves before the marriage ban was lifted.
Always interested in new challenges, Matthew joined Van Horn Law Group and now oversees the firm’s consumer litigation cases and estate planning matters. While he is dedicating part of his practice to assisting the LGBT community, Matthew is here to assist all members of our community with their consumer finance and estate planning needs.