Matthew K. Fenton has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994. Mr. Fenton received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Florida in 1989, with honors, and his law degree from the University of Florida, with honors, in 1993, where he served on the Editorial Board of the University of Florida Law Review. Mr. Fenton served as the first law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo from 1995 to 1997, where he was exposed to a variety of employment law cases and developed a strong interest in that area of the law.
Mr. Fenton has been practicing exclusively in matters arising from the employment relationship since 1997. Mr. Fenton is a trial lawyer who has tried numerous employment law cases in both state and federal courts; he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 2009, has been repeatedly selected by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer in Employment Law, denoting status as one of the top five percent of Florida’s lawyers, and has been selected as a member of the Legal Elite in Employment Law by Florida Trend Magazine, representing approximately two percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.
Mr. Fenton has spoken on employment law topics and authored numerous publications on employment law in St. Petersburg
and across Florida, most recently contributing a chapter to the American Bar Association's practice guide "Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case." Mr. Fenton is a member of several voluntary bar organizations, including the Hillsborough County Bar Association where he is a past Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Fenton is active in both the Florida and national chapters of National Employment Law Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Fenton has been admitted to practice in all Florida courts, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Fenton, a lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida, is proud to be married to a first generation Cuban American, Rebeca Fenton, and father to two wonderful boys. When he is not fighting for employee rights, Mr. Fenton enjoys traveling with his family, collecting and listening to music from a broad variety of musical genres, spending time at the beach, and watching or attending Florida Gator football and basketball