Matthew E. Thatcher

The Solomon Law Group. P.A.

1881 West Kennedy Boulevard

Tampa, Florida 33606

(813) 225-1818

Rate:  $250.00 per hour

Matthew E. Thatcher

Board Certified in Marital & Family Law


Matthew is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital & Family Law.  He practices with The Solomon Law Group, P.A. in Tampa, Florida.

Matthew is experienced in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, trial, and appeal.  Matthew has spent most of his career litigating family law cases involving significant assets, unique issues, and complex child custody disputes. Matthew has tried numerous cases that presented novel issues.  He has also served as appellate counsel in a variety of matters that have produced published opinions by Florida appellate courts that created new law or clarified existing law.  

Matthew has experience representing clients from all walks of life, including business owners, attorneys, physicians, military servicemembers and spouses, athletes, victims of domestic violence, and parents excluded from sharing time with their children.

Matthew's vast experience representing his clients in high-conflict family law disputes gives him tremendous perspective in serving as a neutral mediator and helping other parties resolve their disputes.

Mr. Thatcher is active in the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Family Law Inn of Court. Mr. Thatcher has been published in The Florida General Practice Journal and in the Hillsborough County Bar Association's publication, The Lawyer.

Mediation Philosophy

Matthew believes in finding creative solutions to challenging problems.  Mediation necessarily involves negotiation and compromise.  You cannot get everything that you might want.  Nevertheless, Matthew's goal is for both parties to be satisfied with the mediation process and accepting of the final result.  

The mediator's key to helping parties is to understand their individual goals.  The mediator can then search for common ground or find opportunities that allow both sides to benefit.  Matthew can draw on his experience to fashion proposed solutions that benefit the parties and their children.  In many cases where the parties are seemingly entrenched, there are compromises available that meet everyone's needs.  This is equally true whether the issues concern parenting or finances.

A good mediator will find an arbitrage opportunity and use it to benefit everyone.

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