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About Me

A 1996 graduate of Auburn University, that same year I began law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating in 1999.  I worked as a prosecutor in Cherokee, Cobb, and Fulton counties, briefly served in the United States Marine Corps, assisted in the investigation and prosecution of copyright infringement cases for the music industry, and now represent those charged with crimes and drunk driving in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Marietta, Roswell, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Altharetta, and Lawrenceville.  I live in Marietta with my wife and son:  we are expecting a second son any day now.  I'm a huge college football fan and enjoy game day Saturdays, whomever's playing.  War Eagle!


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Andrew Lawrence Schwartz

    Matt is a former prosecutor and great lawyer. He is smart, dedicated, and hard-working. I would trust him with any DUI related case.


    Andrew Schwartz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1535 Mount Vernon Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30338-4149


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Charles A. Wofford Academic ScholarshipScottish Rite Foundation of Georgia1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateHawkins Law Firm2009 - Present
Associate/PartnerLaw Offices of Donald C. Turner and Associates2009 - 2009
Regional Counsel, Anti-Piracy Legal AffairsRecording Industry Association of America2006 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyFulton County District Attorney's Office: Atlanta, Georgia2004 - 2006
Assistant Solicitor GeneralCobb County Solicitor General's Office: Marietta, Georgia2002 - 2004
Assistant Solicitor GeneralCity of Atlanta Solicitor's Office: Atlanta, Georgia2000 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversMember2009 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. M.G., Clayton County State CourtAs a result of our strong case preparation and argument, the judge granted all our motions and suppressed (threw out) all the evidence of DUI.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseSummer Session Conducted at Harvard Law SchoolCertificate of Completion2010
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Auburn University, AuburnPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia Winter Conference, 2008Copyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
National District Attorneys Association Summer Conference 2008, Tucson, ArizonaCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
National Computer Forensics Institute Law Enforcement Training, 2008Copyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
Georgia Public Safety Training CenterCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans, LouisianaCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2008
National District Attorneys Association Summer Conference 2007, Portland, OregonCopyright/Trademark Infringement Investigation and Prosecution2007