407-865-8888 999 Douglas Avenue, Suite 3317 Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
  • Former Prosecutor. Mother's Against Drunk Driver's Prosecutor of the Year, 2008.
  • Creative, Assertive, Innovative Representation with Client Collaboration = RESULTS
  • Your Rights, Your Life, Your Liberty, Your Best Defense!

Matthews Ryan Bark Esquire

This law office was opened so that I could get my clients the best outcomes on their cases while maintaining a hands on, one on one approach, where my client’s emotional needs are met. I know that this is the biggest issue in your life at the moment. By having a small, client centric approach, we will reach the best outcome. I focus mostly on criminal law, both federal and state, in Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Brevard County, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

This law office is a client focused law office. When someone is charged with a crime, whether it be the first time or the fiftieth time they are usually filled with many emotions. The Law Offices of Matthews R. Bark, P.A. is designed to make sure that while a case is going through the process due to both you, and the government, you are left in a position where you can maintain your livelihood, and relationships.

The Law Offices of Matthews R. Bark, P.A., believes that the way to manage our clients’ anxieties and other needs is by building relationships between our clients, with not only the attorney, but also our staff. Our office is a small office that is managed by Sue. Please contact us for a free consultation today at 407-865-8888.

Whether your are charged with:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) (including with property damage, or with a minor in the vehicle, or with a breath alcohol content above .15),
  • possession of cannabis,
  • possession of drug paraphernalia,
  • possession of drugs,
  • possession of oxycodone,
  • possession of xanax,
  • possession of alprazolam,
  • possession of heroine or cocaine,
  • possession of ecstacy (MDMA)
  • trafficking in oxycodone,
  • trafficking in Xanax,
  • trafficking in alprazolam,
  • trafficking in heroine,
  • trafficking in cocaine,
  • trafficking in ecstasy (MDMA),
  • traveling to meet a minor for sexual purposes,
  • sexual battery,
  • rape,
  • homicide,
  • lewd and lascivious conduct,
  • domestic violence, domestic violence battery, domestic violence assault,
  • battery, battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery, battery with great bodily harm,
  • carrying a firearm by a convicted felon,
  • DUI with serious injury, DUI homicide,
  • leaving the scene of an accident,
  • fleeing and eluding
  • money laundering,
  • fraud, white-collar crime,
  • Medicaid fraud,
  • petit theft, grand theft (theft over three hundred dollars), grand theft auto,
  • operating an illegal lottery,
  • possession of alcohol by a minor,
  • sale of alcohol to a minor,
  • driving while license suspended revoked, suspended or canceled,
  • reckless driving,
  • violation of probation,
  • felony violation of probation, or
  • violation of community control

we believe that through collaboration with our clients (you) that we can reach the best most desirable outcome.

It is imperative that we get to know you, your history, and your background. In my experience, by communicating with my clients and their families I have often been able to learn about the issues that have led to the situation you now find yourself in. By doing so, I have been able to work with the government to reach a resolution that often does not leave my client with a criminal record. The reason I practice criminal law is to ensure that my clients are not deprived opportunity because of a mistake. I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you are left as unscathed as possible.

When charged with a crime in Orange County (Orlando, Winter Park, Windermere), Seminole County (Longwood, Lake Mary, Casselberry, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs), Osceola, Volusia or Brevard Counties, your life can be permanently altered. Your liberty, professional license, familial relationships can all be effected. Knowing that so much is on the line for you we offer a free consultation. In this consultation we will look at the realities, look at your needs and inform you of the options that lie before you. We will not use this time to put you in unnecessary fear.

We are here to serve you; to discover your needs and to help you prioritize them so that we can reach an outcome best suited for you. Hiring an attorney is also a financial decision. While you are under the stress of prosecution, we do not seek to place you under financial stress. That is why the consultation is free and why we do ACCEPT PAYMENT PLANS.

We promise that with our knowledge, innovation, investment, and collaboration that you will get the best outcome possible. I will not back down; I will help you get the best resolution; I will help you do an individual risk/reward analysis. We will come up with the best strategy to reach your desired result, whether that’s through a trial or negotiation.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2006
  • Towson University, Towson, Maryland
    B.S. (Cum Laude) – 2003
    Major: Finance


  • How to Testify (Teaching Police Officers), Office of the State Attorney, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers Prosecutor of the Year, 2008
  • Dean’s Citation for Service to the U of B, School of Law, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association Criminal Law Section;
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
  • Member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
  • Member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida;
  • Member of the Bar of the United States Circuit Court of the 11 Circuit;
  • Member of the Seminole County Bar Association; and
  • Member of the Seminole County Volie A. Williams Inns of Court.

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, 18th Circuit, FL, Assistant State Attorney, 2007 – 2009
  • Jaeger and Blankner, Associate, 2009 – 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member of the House of Hope, 2003 – 2006
  • Designed the Mediation Program for the Baltimore City Orphans Court, 2003