Assistant County Attorney
Joined the Office in 2016
Mr. DiMatteo is a member of the Personal Injury Practice Group of the County Attorney’s Office, representing the County in personal injury, premises liability, negligent security, and wrongful death lawsuits. He regularly advises a number of County agencies on litigation strategy, including the Risk Management Division, the Transit Division, the Highway & Bridge Maintenance Division, and Traffic Engineering Division. In his first year as an Assistant County Attorney, Mr. DiMatteo successfully tried a premises liability case to verdict.
In addition to his responsibilities within the Personal Injury Practice Group, Mr. DiMatteo is also a member of the Eminent Domain Practice Group and assists senior attorneys in matters of intergovernmental litigation. He also represents the County in multiple workers compensation claims.
Mr. DiMatteo earned his J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Florida Law Review and as a Student Justice on the University of Florida Supreme Court. While in law school, Mr. DiMatteo also interned for U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, working closely with a senior federal judge and his clerks on complex False Claims Act issues and gaining a firsthand insight into the inner workings of federal court.
Outside the office, Mr. DiMatteo serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami Beach Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish.
Articles and Publications:
- Daniel J. DiMatteo, To Enforce a Privacy Right: The Sovereign Immunity Canon and the Privacy Act's Civil Remedies Provision After Cooper, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 1427 (2013)