Don Mathews was born in Beech Grove, Indiana and grew up with his three sisters. He attended Auburndale High School in Central Florida. After graduation from high school, Don attended Stetson University where he earned his bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude.
Don did not choose the traditional track of going straight to law school, but chose to begin his career as a claims representative at State Farm Insurance. It became immediately apparent that he had an interest in law and he was assigned to handle litigation in Broward County for State Farm. Don managed litigation files while working at State Farm along with engaging in the special investigative unit.
Towards the end of his time at State Farm, Don chose to attend Nova Law School on the east coast of Florida. During this time, he transferred over to Progressive Insurance where he managed and worked with attorneys and representatives throughout the State of Florida learning the ins and outs of the personal injury and personal injury protection claims business.
Don graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center on May 31st, 2002. He was awarded his Juris Doctor and attained a Cum Laude designation for his time at law school.
On September 9th, 2002, Don was awarded his license to practice law in the State of Florida by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. He obtained his license to practice law in the Middle District of Florida on September 9th, 2008, which allows him to practice in Federal Court. Don has litigated thousands of Personal Injury and Personal Injury Protection cases along with handling breach of contract matters. Don has been a member of the Fort Myers community since 2003 and has owned his own practice since 2005, Don Mathews & Associates, PA. Outside his law practice, Don devotes family time to his wife Larisse and two children Noah and Emily. Both children attend Evangelical Christian School (ECS), with son Noah on the basketball team.