Tricia Ann Matthews

Tricia Ann Matthews

Tricia Ann Matthews

Legal Writing Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Main Classroom Building, Room 204 
Phone: 850.644.2311


J.D., Florida State University, 1993 with high honors 
M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College, 1990 
B.A., University of Virginia, 1984

Professor Matthews is a member of the Legal Research and Writing faculty. In addition to teaching Legal Research and Writing I and II, Ms. Matthews frequently teaches in the FSU College of Law Summer for Undergraduates Program. Ms. Matthews' scholarship also extends to animal law. She teaches a course in Animal Law, is the Law School Liaison for The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee, and is the Faculty Advisor for the law school's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter.

Prior to joining the Legal Writing faculty at Florida State, Professor Matthews worked as a senior attorney at the Florida Supreme Court's Office of the State Courts Administrator, assisting with the administration of the continuing judicial education program. She also worked on court improvement issues in the area of juvenile delinquency.  

Immediately after graduating from law school, she clerked for several years for the Honorable L. Arthur Lawrence on Florida's First District Court of Appeal. She also worked as a senior attorney in the General Counsel's Office of the Florida Department of Health.