Sheppard, White, Kachergus, & DeMaggio, P.A.
215 Washington Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Matthew Kachergus has devoted his career to representing a wide array of clients ranging from the criminally accused, those whose constitutional rights have been violated, to numerous others needing counsel for civil litigation. As a result of Mr. Kachergus' tireless efforts in advocating for the interest of his clients, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, in the field of non-white collar criminal defense law. Additionally, Mr. Kachergus has had tremendous success in the area of civil rights law, pursuing claims of those who have had their constitutional rights violated and making substantial recoveries of their behalf.
Mr. Kachergus was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1971, to a pilot in the United States Navy. Mr. Kachergus and his family subsequently relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, where he has lived for nearly his entire life. He attended Episcopal High School, graduating in 1989 and attended Emory University, where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Philosophy. Desiring to be an attorney and follow in the footsteps of his father, Mr. Kachergus worked for the Office of the Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit, in the office's investigations division where he primarily interviewed new clients following their arrests. He went on to receive a law degree from the University of Florida in 1999. While at law school, Mr. Kachergus received book awards for contracts and international business transactions.
After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law, Mr. Kachergus has worked solely for this firm, and ultimately became a partner. Mr. Kachergus primarily litigates criminal and civil rights cases. He has extensive police misconduct litigation, including tasers, police dog bites, excessive force and flash bang devices. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court Middle District of Florida. Mr. Kachergus is also a Barrister in the Chester Bedell Inn of Court.