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The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. Your trusted legal advisors since 1976

Nicholas G. Matassini


Board Certified Specialist Criminal Trial Law
Former Prosecutor

Email: Nicholas G. Matassini
Phone: 813-879-6227

Nicholas, a Tampa native, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law. Board certified lawyers have met the Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the various areas of criminal trial law. To achieve such a distinction Nicholas’ experience and competency were rigorously evaluated by the Florida Bar Board Certification Committee. There are fewer than 400 Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers in the entire state of Florida out of approximately 90,000 lawyers.

Nicholas served his community as a Prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit, in Hillsborough County, where he tried numerous Felony and Misdemeanor jury trials. In 2005, Nicholas joined his father’s law practice where he now dedicates his attention to the representation of the accused in Federal and State Courts in addition to helping victims of personal injury and wrongful death seek justice.

Nicholas is married to Christina, also a partner with the firm. They have three children and live in South Tampa.

Areas of practice

  • State & Federal Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death


  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011 Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Outstanding Commitment to Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012 Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of South Florida, B.A., History, 1999
  • Jesuit High School, 1994


  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • L’Unione Italiana

Community Involvement

  • St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Legal Committee
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