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Matthew Elon Abernethy

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"When I have a particular case in hand, I have that motive and feel an interest in the case, feel an interest in ferreting out the questions to the bottom, love to dig up the question by the roots and hold it up and dry it before the fires of the mind."  --Abraham Lincoln


"Discourage litigation.  Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser---in fees, expenses, and waste of time.  As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.  There will still be business enough."  --Abraham Lincoln


Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
  2. Tax: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Family: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
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Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shaun Ryan Yancey

    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough tax and business attorney in the Atlanta area. His reputation for providing accurate, client-oriented services is unparalleled. Matthew is a true professional who can be trusted to consistently perform at an outstanding level.


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  • William Patrick Lee IV

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    William Lee Workers Compensation Attorney
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Contact info

The Abernethy Law Firm, P.C.

791 Moores Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA, 30327


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201211/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Tax Scholar AwardState Bar of Georgia2011
Tax Clinic FellowGeorgia State University College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, PresidentThe Abernethy Law Firm, P.C.2012 - Present
Legal InternCounsel of Superior Court Judges2012 - 2012
Graduate Research AssistantGeorgia State University College Of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic2009 - 2011
Case ClerkKutak Rock, LLP2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Auburn University, AuburnFinanceBSBA2007
The Lovett SchoolN/AN/A2003