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W. Matthew Kowtko, Esq.

Owner/ Managing Attorney

Matthew is the owner and managing attorney at the Kowtko Law Group, P.A. Matt’s approach to the practice of law combines pragmatism, innovation, dependability, dedication, and tenacity. He's a persuasive and successful trial lawyer, as well as an assertive and decisive negotiator. Clients describe him as compassionate, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and a bull in the courtroom with his keen ability to think clearly and rapidly under pressure. Matthew is a Georgia native and has been helping Sarasota families through some of the most difficult times of their lives since 2014. Legal issues often devolve and quickly become emotionally draining, consuming a person's time, energy, and financial resources. Being a family man himself helps Matt empathize with the stress and the emotional toll that comes with dealing with the important and sensitive issues involved in family and criminal law matters. This makes it easy for him to be a good listener, compassionate, patient, and understand his client’s needs. From the moment you meet Matt, he will educate you in the process of your family or criminal law case, and the Kowtko Law Group team will start working immediately to build an individualized approach and case strategy tailored to your unique situation to defend and protect your rights.


Barry University School of Law

Juris Doctor, Top 33%

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Member

Georgia State University

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Business Economics


Top 33% of my graduating Law School Class

Three “Book Awards” for the highest grades:

Business Organization

Corporate Taxation

Contracts Drafting

  • Bar Admissions
  • Florida Bar
  • Middle District of Florida Court

Civic Organizations & Activities

Legal Aid of Manasota Volunteer Attorney

Women's Resource Center of Sarasota

Manatee Women's Resource Center

Sarasota Pregnancy Center

VITA Income Tax Preparation

President of Young Americans for Liberty

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