If you’re looking at my biography, it’s most likely because you or someone close to you has suffered an unimaginable loss – a serious injury or wrongful death. You’re making the difficult decision of which lawyer to hire among the thousands of lawyers in the state. My biography probably isn’t the first you’ve looked at. This page is for you, so you can learn what we can do for you and why we’re the best at it.
I represent people and families who have been critically injured or killed because of other’s negligence or wrongful conduct. From the minute you hire me, I’ll dig in. I’ll get out to the scene of the incident to investigate. I’ll hunt for witnesses and physical evidence. I’ll visit nearby businesses to look for camera footage. I’ll start building your case for trial from the very beginning of your case. My hard work adds value to your case.
Experience and results matter. I started my career handling catastrophic personal injury cases, complex business cases, and appeals. After four years, I realized that I wanted to dedicate my career to fighting for people and families. In 2019, I found my home at Butler Kahn. Since then, I’ve had the honor of working for families who’ve lost children in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. My recent results include multiple 8-figure and 7-figure settlements, such as a $45 million settlement in a motorcycle accident case, a $40 million settlement in a guardrail case, a $1,050,000 settlement in a truck wreck involving a broken leg, a $1,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death shooting case, and many other confidential 7-figure settlements.
I went to Emory University School of Law where I served as a managing editor on one of the law journals. I took every opportunity I could to get real-world, practical experience that would help me be a better advocate for my clients, which included summer clerkships with the Honorable Sara Doyle at the Georgia Court of Appeals, a well-known insurance defense firm, an externship in the complex litigation department of a Fortune 500 company, and a summer at Fried & Bonder, which turned into my first job after law school.
Butler Kahn is not like other law firms. I only take on a small number of cases. That allows me to truly focus on developing each case. It also allows me to routinely communicate with my clients. Each of my clients has my cell phone number. We speak and text regularly. If you want to talk to your attorney, you should be able to. Don’t just take my word though, look at some of the video testimonials my clients have given.
I wouldn’t be a good advocate if I didn’t have a life outside of the practice of law. My passions outside of the law are food and music. I love to cook and eat. My favorite dish to make is a handmade rosemary-infused fettuccine served in a sage brown butter sauce. It takes hours to make, but it’s a labor of love. Our Atlanta office is on Buford Highway, so we’re a stone’s throw from the best pho, tacos, and dumplings in town. I also spend my free time writing jingles for the law firm. Watch some of them below!
Although he is a great lawyer, Matt has some personal quirks. One of them is whistling the original hamster dance song in the office. Turn the sound on. (Note: Jeb added this part to Matt’s bio without his permission and is going to see how long it takes Matt to notice.)
- Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
- Juris Doctor, 2015
- Managing Editor, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
- Bachelor of Arts, 2012
- Major: Political Science
- Activities: Pi Kappa Phi
- Associate Attorney, Fried & Bonder, LLC
- Summer Associate, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
- Clerk, Hon. Sara Doyle, Court of Appeals of Georgia
- Winter 2019: Proving Constructive Knowledge with Google Maps, The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Winter 2020: Techniques for Virtual Depositions, The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Winter 2020: Using State Tools in Federal Court, The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Spring 2021: Police Brutality: Court Manufactured Injustice, The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Summer 2021: View from the Bench – Judge Diane Bessen, The Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Fall 2022: How I Obtained Justice (And You Can Too!), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Fall 2022: Work-Life Balance, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Fall 2022: View from the Bench – Judge Sara Doyle, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- Membership Oversight Committee
- Trial Lawyers Care
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- 2019-2020 LEAD Class
- New Lawyers Division, Executive Board
- Community Outreach Committee
- Communications Committee
- Editorial Board, Verdict Magazine
- DeKalb Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court – Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit
- Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia — Advisory Board Member
- Georgia Legal Food Frenzy — Annual Planning Task Force
- Nash v. Reed, 349 Ga. App. 381 (2019) (reversing summary judgment on claim for attorney’s fees under O.C.G.A. § 13-6-11).
- Liotta v. Wolford Boutiques, LLC, No. 1:16-CV-4634-WSD, 2017 WL 1178083 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 30, 2017) (defeating defendant’s motion to dismiss a class action under the TCPA)