Matthew K. Fenton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Tampa, FL

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A.
 | 1110 North Florida Avenue, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-579-4449
Fax: 813-229-8712
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Matthew K. Fenton, a partner with Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., has dedicated his entire legal practice to helping employees who suffered harm due to the actions and unfair treatment of others. Mr. Fenton handles cases in a variety of practice areas, serving Florida clients throughout Tampa, Sarasota, Orlando and Miami. Employing his decades of experience for the benefit of each client, he takes cases pertaining to the following legal areas:

·         Employment law

·         Wrongful termination

·         Hostile work environment

·         Family Medical Leave Act

·         Discrimination

·         Employment contracts and agreements

·         Unpaid overtime

·         Payment disputes

·         EEOC mediation

·         Fair Credit Reporting Act violations

·         Retaliation

·         Government investigations

Since receiving admittance to The Florida Bar in 1994 after graduating from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Mr. Fenton has experience with over 1,000 employment law cases in his decades of practicing law. He also has permission to try cases before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He has built a strong reputation for achieving positive results by tenaciously defending the interests of employees and standing up to workplace bullies and employers.

Mr. Fenton prepared for a successful career by first working as a federal judicial law clerk. Due to his impressive record of success trying cases in both state and federal courts, he has earned several notable recognitions from his legal peers and from the legal community, including a listing in Best Lawyers and one on Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.

His professional associations include the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Florida Justice Association. In addition to his legal practice, Matthew Fenton volunteers his time and pro bono legal services with the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (100%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Matthew Fenton

Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2012, 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Employment Law, 2012 — 2017
  • Best Lawyers In America, Employment Law, 2009 –2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Tampa Employment Law- Individuals “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, the Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Florida, 1994
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Law Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Discovery and Depositin the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses: Plaintiff's Perspective, 2010
  • University of Florida Law Review, Editorial Board, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1993

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, With Honors, Major: English, 1989
Office Location for Matthew K. Fenton

1110 North Florida Avenue
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-579-4449

Fax: 813-229-8712

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Last Updated: 1/8/2019

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