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Hiring Partner


(813) 281-1900


777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida


Practice Areas

  • Cyber Losses
  • Reinsurance
  • Subrogation & Recovery


  • University of Florida, B.A.
  • Stetson University, M.B.A.
  • Stetson University, J.D.
Matthew W. Peaire is the Hiring Partner at Butler Pappas.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 1996 and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University College of Law in 2000.  He also received his Masters of Business Administration from Stetson University School of Business in 2000.  While in law school Matt clerked as a judicial intern for Judge David Demers and received a scholarship for his activities in the community.  

He is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, as well as in the Federal Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. In addition to practicing throughout Florida, Matt has handled cases in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.  Matt's practice focuses on large, complex subrogation claims, where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants. 

In addition to subrogation matters, Matt handles claims relating to cyber losses involving both coverage and liability disputes.  He is also a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of legal topics relating to both subrogation and cyber losses.

Matt regularly handles local and national matters related to privacy and obligations following a data breach.  He has a complete understanding of HIPPA, HITECH, Gramm-Leach-Biley Act and all US statutory data breach notification requirements.  He regularly represents clients in legal proceedings, assists companies with ensuring compliance with privacy and security requirements, and navigates parties through the post breach response.  In addition to overseeing the notification requirements, Matt also handles the defense of any litigation, including class action, relating to the breach.  Matt handles matters throughout the United States.  He has authored numerous articles on the subject of data breach compliance, cyber policies and litigation relating to a breach. 

Extended Biography

Matt has been lead counsel on numerous jury trials involving such matters. He is also a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of legal topics relating to litigation and subrogation.  Matt is a member of the National Associate of Subrogation Professional (NASP), Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TTIPS) of the American Bar Association; and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He was the General Track Leader for the 2011 NASP Annual Convention and nd served as the NASP Florida Chapter Chair from 2007-2010. Matt is currently serving as a committee member to the NASP Membership Committee.

He has authored numerous articles on many legal topics.  Matt co-authored Anger And Punishment, Mealey's Litigation Report, Vol. 16, #18, January 22, 2003; Appraising Windstorm Claims, Mealey's Litigation Report, Vol. 17, #4, June 18, 2003; New Florida Law Changes Procedure For Making Claims Against Contractors for Construction Defects, NASP Subrogator, February 2004; co-authored Fire Department Negligence Not Considered Intervening Cause in Franklin County, Ohio, NASP Subrogator, Fall, 2005; co-authored New Amendments to Florida Law for Making Claims Against Contractors for Construction Defects, NASP Subrogator, Spring/Summer 2005; co-authored Florida Legislature AGAIN Changes the Requirements for Making a Construction Defect Claim, NASP Subrogator, Winter 2007; and Spoliation of Evidence - A Summary of Killings v. Enterprise Leasing Company, Inc., 2008 WL 4967412 (Ala. 2008), NASP Subrogator, Summer 2009; Litigation Is Not Always the Only Option, NASP Subrogator, Fall, 2011; The Dangers of Evidence Disposal, NASP Subrogator, Winter, 2013; and Cyber Insurance - Does the Risk Compel the Purchase Coverage?, DRI Newsletter, March 2013.

Case Types

  • Arbitration
  • Catastrophic Recovery Coordination
  • Collections - Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation - Collections
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Design
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Roof
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Windows
  • Contribution Claims
  • Data Breach and Privacy
  • Engineering Malpractice
  • Federal Multi-District Litigation
  • Federal Tort Claims Act Litigation
  • Fidelity
  • Fire Spread Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Indemnity Claims
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Professional Malpractice - Engineering/Architecture
  • Reinsurance Coverage
  • Subrogation
  • Subrogation - Large Loss