MATTHEW L. FELIX
Matthew L. Felix is an aggressive attorney, with strong and effective trial and advocacy skills, honed during jury and non-jury trials. Although he is always prepared to go to court, he is foremost committed to the needs of his client and is experienced in settling cases before the costs of litigation mount.
Matthew Felix has been practicing Marital and Family Law exclusively since 2006. He was a partner at Older, Lundy & Alvarez, and worked almost exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law. Earlier, Matthew also worked as an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin in the casualty defense department, and as an insurance defense lawyer with a boutique defense firm, Mandelbaum, Fitzsimmons and Hewitt, while also servicing the legal needs of small businesses.
He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and a Former Chair of the Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee, Division 13F, in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.
Matthew Felix regularly presents continuing education courses regarding family law litigation, discovery, trial preparation and Florida Bar ethical issues.
Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Multinational Business from Florida State University in 1999; his Juris Doctorate Degree from Florida State University College of Law in 2002; and his Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University College of Business in 2002. He is fluent in conversational Mandarin Chinese.
JESSICA M. FELIX
Jessica M. Felix has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of Marital and Family Law. She prides herself on her dedication to her cases and clients, both in court and at the mediation table. She is a strategic and effective advocate who spends the time and effort to make sure that her clients understand the process, the law, the possible outcomes, and the risks of either going to court or settling their cases.
Jessica has been practicing law since 2002, and, exclusively, in the area of Marital and Family Law since 2005. She was a partner at Older, Lundy & Alvarez where she proficiently litigated and mediated Marital and Family Law matters. Prior to that, Jessica was an associate of the law firm of Swope, Rodante, P.A. where she practiced in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, and product liability.
Jessica is a member of the Florida Bar, the Middle District of Florida, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Women and on the Executive Council for the Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section.
Jessica has received extensive basic and advanced training in collaborative law and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.
Jessica has authored several articles on family law related matters and has been a speaker at a number of continuing education courses regarding family law litigation, discovery and trial preparation.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Emory University in 1998; and her Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law in 2002. While at Emory she worked with the Department of Psychiatry in a research-based preschool for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
MARK F. BASEMAN
Mark F. Baseman has spent years addressing and defending very complicated family law legal issues. He is adept at finding the perfect appellate case to support his legal position and crafting a direct and meticulously-written memorandum, brief or motion to support or defend simple and complex family law issues. Whether he is directly litigating a family law matter himself, supporting one of our attorneys behind the scenes with critical legal research, or preparing an appeal from start to finish, his primary focus remains on the needs and rights of our clients.
Mark has been practicing exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law at the trial and appellate levels, since 2011; and a large focus of his practice is in the area of family law appeals. Earlier, he was an associate of Older, Lundy & Alvarez.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Florida State University in 2004, his Master of Science degree in Rhetorical and Political Communication Theory from Florida State University in 2006; and his Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2011.
He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Middle District of Florida, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law and Appellate Sections of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law and Appellate Sections of the Florida Bar and the Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa.
Danielle Janish is a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and has spent her legal career working almost exclusively in the areas of marital and family law. She received her Associates in Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Hillsborough Community College with High Honors in 2012, and has been a certified paralegal since that time.
Danielle graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida in 2016, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with minors in Finance and Economics. She is a current graduate student at the University of South Florida, earning her Master of Arts in Economics.
Ruth Ciceron attended St. Leo University’s Bachelor in Science program in International Business and Pre-Law. Later, she earned a Post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies from Texas A&M International University. Ruth is currently a student at St. Petersburg College, earning her Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies.
Prior to joining Felix, Felix & Baseman, Ruth was employed as a Judicial Assistant to Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Marion L. Fleming, and as Case Manager to two other Senior Circuit Court Judges, Judge Sandra Taylor and Judge Perry Little. Ruth was previously employed as a legal assistant in other private law firms in the Tampa Bay area, working with residential mortgage foreclosure, criminal, personal injury, and family law cases.
Ruth is fluent in French and Creole.