Title: Managing Partner, Attorney
Company: The Mattar Firm, P.C.
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
Claudia De Jesus, Managing Partner and Attorney at The Mattar Firm, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in estate planning.
Desiring to work in a profession where she could make a difference in someone’s life, Ms. De Jesus decided to advocate for people through the law. Matriculating at the State University of New York at Buffalo, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and sociology, cum laude, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2013. Shortly thereafter, she was admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Florida. Between 2010 and 2013, she was a bar course representative for Kaplan PMBR, a law clerk to the Erie County District Attorney and a graduate research assistant at the University of Buffalo. Upon spearheading her professional career, Ms. De Jesus was a landlord-tenant law extern for the Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project in 2012 and a law clerk to Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP in 2012 and 2013.
Notably, Ms. De Jesus has served The Mattar Firm, P.C. as an attorney since 2013, as well as managing partner since 2017. In her role, she meets with clients, manages a staff of five individuals and gives weekly workshops on estate planning and long-term care, among other feats. She attributes the success of her career and firm to keeping focused and to her mentors, William K. Mattar, Shirley Kelly, James O’Keefe and her mom, Janine Santiago. Presently, Ms. De Jesus maintains affiliation with Lawyers of Purpose, the New York State Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and her local Chamber of Commerce. A fellow of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Program, she has also dedicated time to volunteer at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Toys for Tots and various pro bono work. In five years’ time, Ms. De Jesus aims to open several more Mattar offices in Florida and manage more successful attorneys.
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