Matthew A. Linde

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Linde Law Group
 | 12693 New Brittany Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: 239-880-7790
Fax: 239-939-7104
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew A. Linde is the founder and owner of Linde Law Group, which has office locations in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. Serving the needs and interests of clients throughout Southwest Florida and all across the state, Mr. Linde provides invaluable counsel and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Estate planning
  • Elder law
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Probate and trust litigation
  • Guardianship administration and litigation

Among his impressive list of legal credentials, Mr. Linde holds his board certification from The Florida Bar in both elder law and wills, trusts and estates, and he also received certification in elder law from the National Elder Law Foundation. This makes him one of only about four attorneys in the whole state to hold certifications from both organizations, and these destinations have helped establish Mr. Linde as one of the leading lawyers in his region for his practice areas.

As a further evidence of the success, he has achieved helping his clients establish and enforce their final wishes for the future. Mr. Linde has earned many top rankings from his peers for his outstanding professionalism and legal abilities. He has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients for his unwavering focus on their needs and dedication to helping them achieve the goals they seek, no matter how complex their issues.

A 1989 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Linde attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. He also earned his Master of Laws in taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999. He holds his license to practice in California, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in numerous local, state and national legal organizations, Mr. Linde is the current co-chair of the Lee County Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. He has also served on the board of directors of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., and he is a former barrister with the American Inns of Court.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Linde led a successful career in the U.S. Air Force for more than 10 years, where he served as a certified S.E.R.E. instructor as well as with the Resistance Training Branch. Honored for his outstanding contributions, he received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Probate & Estate Administration


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About Matthew Linde

Admitted: 2001, Florida

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified S.E.R.E. Instructor in the 3636th Combat Crew Training Wing
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, 2016
  • Member California State Bar (inactive), 1997
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law, 2016
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates, 2013
  • Member Minnesota State Bar (inactive), 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Lee County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 2018
  • In June of 2020 Mr. Linde was appointed by the incoming President of the Florida Bar to serve a three year term on the Elder Law Certification Committee.  This nine member committee is responsible for processing applications for board certification by the Florida Bar for Elder Law.  It is an honor to be selected to serve on this committee. , 2020
  • Barrister, American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter, 2011 - 2014
  • Member, Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers and Taxation Section
  • Member, Florida State Guardianship Association
  • Member, Florida Bar, Business, Elder Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Florida Bar, Section of Appellate Practice and Advocacy
  • Member, State Bars of California
  • Estate Planning Council of Lee County, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member, Collier County Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court  
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Florida
  • California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.
  • Member, National Elder Law Foundation, Exam Drafting Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Linde taught global survival, evasion, rescue and escape techniques, Air Force flight crews, Fairchild AFB in Washington and Homestead AFB in Florida
  • S.E.R.E. lectures to 128th Tactical Fighter Wing (then the home of the A-10 Warthog), Aircrew Members


  • Covey v. Shaffer, 277 So.3d 694 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2019)
  • Cosman v. Rodriquez, 153 So.3d 371 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2014)
  • Patrowicz v. Wolff, 110 So.3rd 973 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2013)

Educational Background:

  • LL.M. Golden Gate University School of Law - Taxation, 1999
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin, Summa Cum Laude, 1989
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Office Location for Matthew A. Linde

12693 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Phone: 239-880-7790

Fax: 239-939-7104

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Last Updated: 8/31/2020

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