Matthew B. Wheeley, Esq.

Matthew Wheeley was born in Haines City, FL and grew up in Clearwater. He and his wife, Dianna, have two grown children who were recently married and live in Tampa. They have two spoiled dogs still living at home. Matt has completed a marathon, half-marathon, and numerous triathlons.

Attorney Matthew Wheeley

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar, 1981
  • The Workers Compensation Section, 1987
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Expert in Workers Compensation, 1992
  • The United States Supreme Court, 1998
  • Florida Workers Advocates
  • Hernando County Bar Association
  • West Pasco Bar Association


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (JD,1981)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (BA, 1978)
  • St. Petersburg Junior College, Clearwater, FL (AA, 1976)

Past Employment:

  • Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, Clearwater, FL
  • Adjunct Professor, St. Petersburg Junior College, Clearwater, FL
  • Barbas, Nunez, Koenig & Wheeley, Tampa, FL
  • Fowler, White, Boggs & Banker, Tampa, FL
  • Morgan & Morgan, Ft. Myers, FL

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