About Us

 

Attorney Matt Liebenhaut

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Matt is a proud husband and father of two young boys.  He was born and raised in Broward County, Florida.  He attended Florida State University where he graduated magna cum laude and went on to attend the Florida State University College of Law.  In Law School, he was Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court and a member of the school’s highly decorated Mock Trial Team. He continues his involvement with the FSU College of Law as a coach for the school’s Mock Trial Team.

Matt is a licensed member of the Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia.   In 2013, he was one of only two social security disability lawyers in Florida designated a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.   He maintains an AV Peer-Review rating through Martindale Hubbell.

An active volunteer in the community, Matt is a proud member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 28. He founded and serves as Vice-President of the non-profit organization, TallyTIES.  He also volunteers as a Director of Big Bend Cares as well as a Guardian ad Litem in the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Attorney Brandon Smoot

Brandon_4Brandon Smoot has vast experience in immigration and social security disability law. Prior to joining the firm, Brandon represented immigration clients in various simple and complex matters, including asylum, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, citizenship, deferred action for childhood arrivals, various family based visas and several other matters.  Brandon has represented immigration clients in removal proceedings in Immigration Court and also before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally, Brandon represented over 100 individuals before the Social Security Administration as the Florida State University College of Law Medical-Legal partnership graduate fellow and legal intern.

Brandon is a Cum Laude graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.  Prior to attending law school, he worked as an adjudications officer for the United States citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) at the California Service Center in Laguna Niguel, California. Prior to his service at USCIS, Brandon served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.  In Paraguay, he met his wife who he eventually assisted through the permanent residence and citizenship process. Brandon is a proud husband and father and genuinely reflects the firm’s guiding principle of treating clients with kindness, respect, and professionalism.

Staff

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Darcie Solano, MSW (Family Law Paralegal) I joined the Liebenhaut Law team in April 2015 after serving for two years as a Case Manager and Courthouse Coordinator for Refuge House, a local nonprofit dedicated to serving all people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault across the eight counties of the Big Bend. I have earned a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University where I also received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have a passion for advocating for those who can’t advocate for themselves and empowering the people I assist. I love the work I am able to do as a family law paralegal because I can help our clients move toward healing at one of their most vulnerable times and make sure their needs as well as their children’s needs are met.
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Leslie Johnson, A.A. (Disability Law Paralegal) After receiving my Associates degree in paralegal studies, I worked as a paralegal for seven years in Louisiana. I joined Liebenhaut Law when my family moved to Tallahassee so my husband could attend graduate school at FSU. What I enjoy most about my work here is helping our clients understand that sometimes confusing process of Social Security disability law. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and husband and going to FSU football games.
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Sydney Ollar (Law Clerk)

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Naseam Jabberi (Law Clerk)