Jacksonville law firm Kelly Mathis pushes $50M lawsuit after expenses dropped

Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis, shown here in 2016, filed a $50 million lawsuit in 2019 over his prosecution on racketeering and other charges that a state appeals court eventually decided were unjustifiable. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2020 but Mathis appealed and arguments are scheduled Wednesday at the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

A Jacksonville attorney sentenced to prison and then exonerated around his direction to net cafes will attempt Wednesday to revive his lawsuit from the former sheriff and prosecutors who set him in jail.  

Kelly Mathis will convey to appeals court docket judges in Atlanta that a federal judge in Jacksonville was improper to dismiss his $50 million lawsuit against figures together with former Florida Legal professional Typical Pam Bondi.

But legal professionals answering his enchantment are standing agency on costs that a jury observed Mathis responsible of in 2013.

“There is persuasive evidence that Mathis is guilty as charged of violating Florida’s Racketeer Motivated and Corrupt Firm Act,” a law firm representing Bondi and statewide prosecutor Nicholas Cox told the U.S. 11th Circuit Court docket of Appeals in a transient last 12 months.