Affiliated Attorneys

Marie Mattox, Esq.

Attorney Marie Mattox has practiced in the area of employment law and civil rights for more than 25 years. She has a solid record of results and a reputation for passionate defense of constitutional rights.

Ms. Mattox has litigated cases in state, federal and appellate courts of Florida. In addition to winning justice and compensation for her clients, many of her landmark employment discrimination and employer retaliation cases have led to protections for all workers and citizens.

Marie Mattox is a Florida native who has lived in Tallahassee most of her life and practiced law in Northern Florida since 1987.. She has received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


Manuel Vincent Fajardo, Jr., Esq.

Manuel Vincent Fajardo, Jr. is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He has been practicing Family and Divorce Law since 1995. For those going through the challenging situation brought on by a divorce, Attorney Manuel Fajardo is a strong advocate to have on your side. He is a skilled lawyer that has taken on a broad spectrum of divorce-related matters, always keeping his client and their well-being as his main focus. He is able to provide reputable assistance in all matters of divorce, as well as offering the service of mediation.


Matt Powell, Esq.

Matt Powell is a personal injury lawyer who is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who represents injured victims and their families in cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, automobile crashes, brain injuries, sexual assault, trucking crashes, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, birth-related injuries, rape cases, dog bites, motorcycle crashes, negligent security and many other injury cases. Matt Powell is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubble, the most respected legal rating service in the country. Matt is dual Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. First he was Board Certified by the Florida Bar and secondly he is also Board-certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been practicing Personal Injury Law since 1987.


Gus Soto, Esq.

Attorney Gus Soto has been practicing Criminal Law, Personal Injury Law and Worker’s Compensation Law for 35 Years. He has tried over 100 jury trials in Florida and Georgia. Mr. Soto is a graduate of the Gerry Spence National Trial College which is a prestigious program that is only by invitation. Mr. Soto is also a member of the Florida Workers’ Advocates, The Florida Justice Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL). He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.


William D. Hall, Esq.

William D. Hall was born in born Decatur, Illinois on August 4, 1953. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980, He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th and 5th Circuits. Mr. Hall graduated from the University of South Florida (B.A., 1976); and obtained his law degree from Florida State University in 1979. While at Florida State, he was the president of the Student Bar Association. He has been a frequent lecturer on auto accident law and accident Litigation in Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar; Florida Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Hall is dual Board Certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has tried over 75 jury trials in both State and Federal Court. He has recovered over $20,000,000 in damages for his clients.


Eric Stevenson, Esq.

Eric Stevenson graduated from the J.D. Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1998. He currently practices Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights Law. He is admitted to all state courts and the Northern District of Florida, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Florida Justice Academy. He has an A/V rating with Martindale Hubble. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College.


Lance Avera, Esq.

Lance Avera has been a board-certified workers’ compensation attorney in Gainesville since 1999. This is a rare and important qualification that contributes immeasurably to his skill in handling workers’ compensation cases. There are approximately 90,000 lawyers licensed to practice in the State of Florida, however, less than 0.5 percent are board-certified in workers’ compensation law. This achievement is an indication of Lance’s personal and professional commitment to high standards of practice.
Lance has also been successful in trial litigation. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for attaining settlements above one million dollars. He has been successful in representing plaintiffs in auto accidents, trucking accidents, and wrongful deaths.

Lance practices law in all areas of personal injury, with particular skill in workers’ compensation law. He has had substantial success before the Judge of Compensation Claims pursuing benefits denied by insurance companies. In numerous cases, he has obtained six to seven-figure settlements for his clients. Lance is a preeminent Gainesville workers’ compensation attorney, and he is a well-known workers’ comp claimant’s attorney in all of North Central Florida.


Glen Wieland, Esq.

Glen Wieland graduated from Presbyterian College in 1979 and went on to obtain his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1982, He has represented only plaintiffs in both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. He became board-certified in workers’ compensation in 1990 and has remained board certified since that time.

Glen has twice served as president of the Florida Workers’ Advocates and still a member of the board of directors of that organization. He served as chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (now known as the Florida Justice Association) and was asked to serve as an advisory to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation on several occasions. He is currently on the executive council of the workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar Association and is a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.


All of the attorneys listed above are participating affiliated attorneys but are not necessarily members of My.Attorney.