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Jordan Kerry Van Matre

Criminal defense Attorney at Mcdonough, GA

4.8   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jordan

Learn Jordan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I worked in criminal defense firms and public offices for three years before becoming a licensed attorney. I now serve as an Assistant District Attorney, where I prosecute criminal cases, and therefore am not currently taking clients.

    15 years, 300 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt

  3. Car accident

  4. DUI and DWI

  5. Personal injury
    I worked for various personal injury litigation firms before becoming a licensed attorney. I plan to incorporate personal injury in my future work as my career continues to grow.

    12 years, 20 cases

  6. Appeals
    I have successfully handled numerous criminal appeals. Disclaimer: I have written appeals and briefs for the State of Georgia as a prosecutor and in that capacity I have appeal experience. Still, I have learned good practice and appeals skills.

  7. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    I served as a Litigating Associate for one of Atlanta's premier Bankruptcy Law Firms. There I learned the intricate details of Bankruptcy Law, and helped hundreds of clients reorganize their financial affairs in a fair and structured manner.

    11 years, 500 cases

  8. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I served as a Litigating Associate for one of Atlanta's premier Bankruptcy Law Firms. There I learned the intricate details of Bankruptcy Law, and helped hundreds of clients reorganize their financial affairs in a fair and structured manner.

    11 years, 100 cases

  9. Motorcycle accident

  10. Slip and fall accident

  11. Trucking accident

  12. Violent crime

  13. Wrongful death

  14. Domestic violence

  15. Sex crime

  16. Animal and dog bites






My name is Jordan K. Van Matre. I am a native to Henry County Georgia and excited to announce the opening of my own law practice. Formerly an Assistant District Attorney for Henry County and a Bankruptcy Attorney, I have the experience you need to help you with your case. Below is some information about me and my experience. 




I attended the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Philosophy. Thereafter, I attended Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia, where I obtained my Doctorate of Juris Prudence. While there, I was blessed with the opportunity to win several competitions and awards, which include "Best Oralist," Deans List, and the Area Award for Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution.




Since passing the Georgia Bar exam in 2010, I have gained a wealth of experience as an attorney. I began my legal career serving clients in financial trouble as a top-litigator for one of Atlanta's premier Bankruptcy law firms. There, I helped hundreds of Atlantans reorganize their financial affairs, consolidate their debt, and keep their homes and other personal belongings.




Eager to serve my community, I left the private sector and began serving as an Assistant District Attorney for both the Griffin Judicial Circuit (Spalding County) and then the Flint Judicial Circuit (Henry County), my home. In this capacity I have handled hundreds of cases of all kinds, from petty theft to murder. In a two year time-frame, I have tried at least 10 jury trials, all of which resulted in convictions or hung juries. I have a passion for trial advocacy and fairness in the judicial system, and am deeply committed to serving my fellow citizens with quality and competent legal practice.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife Whitney, and my best friend and dog Buddy. We are adamant about staying involved in our community and helping it grow.


Thank you for viewing my page. I look forward to helping you in any way I can.



Jordan K. Van Matre, Esq.

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The Law Office of Jordan K. Van Matre, P.C.
18 Atlanta Street
Suite 300
Mcdonough, GA, 30253

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Posted by Brandon | August 11, 2023
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Great lawyer
I am still currently fighting a case with this lawyer but I wanted to get on here and leave a great review for Mr. Jordan....if you are looking for a great layer this is the best you can find!!!!!His law firm actually cares , keeps In touch with you and does everything they can to fight for you!! So if your looking for a great lawyer this is where I'd suggest you put your money!!Thanks Mr. Jordan for everything and feel great about the upcoming outcome!!!
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Posted by Damon | April 16, 2020
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He is our Hero!
Jordan took our case when no other Attorney would look at it. My wife and I struggled for years trying to get our money back from a judgement to no avail. This was a large part of our savings. The individual that had our money, made himself judgement-proof. But that didn't stop Jordan. He worked on our case for 4 years, and in 2020 he helped us get almost all of our money back. It couldn't have come a better time, with the Corona Virus outbreak that has happened. Jordan has truly been a blessing to our family!
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Posted by Scott | December 19, 2019
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Get It Right When You've been Wronged!
Competence, trust, and altruism are qualities that are absolutely essential when choosing an attorney, especially an appeal attorney. I am telling you this from first-hand experience – Jordan is extremely competent, unselfish, and trustworthy. We had a family member caught up in the perfect storm of justice system failure. Between horrible representation (before we knew Jordan) and an illegal sentence, our loved one received the harshest sentence ever recorded. She was sentenced to just shy of forty years for a first time, non-violent, non-drug related crime – an absolutely unheard of sentence in a civilized democracy. I wish we would have hired Jordan in the beginning and got it right the first time. You can learn from our mistake and potentially save yourself a lot of suffering. Our family would not have endured nearly unbearable amounts of suffering as much as we did if we would have hired Jordan in the beginning. I confidently state that as a fact instead of opinion for this reason: Jordan proved our family member’s sentence was illegal and fought relentlessly to get it fixed. On December 18, 2019, our family and loved one received a huge victory that will reunite us with our loved one in months instead of what could have been decades. If you want a very courageous, extremely competent, and honest attorney, hire Jordan Van Matre. He will take the time to know every detail and every foreseeable variable in your case and provide you with the best possible outcome. Don’t make the brutally painful mistake we made before meeting Jordan. Don’t hire the wrong attorney. When you are facing so many unknowns, the last thing you need to worry about is if you are hiring an attorney that is capable of giving you the very best outcome possible. Jordan is extremely brilliant, courageous enough to stand toe-to-toe with powerful people, very trustworthy, and the most altruistic attorney I have ever meet in my 48 years on this side of eternity. I plan to reach out to Jordan and give him the okay to give my number to anyone that wants a reference and detailed reasons why I believe Jordan Van Matre is your best choice for an attorney.
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Posted by Doreen | December 19, 2019
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Doreen Maddox
Jordan took on a case for my daughter that was already misjudged, wrongfully sentenced and harsh. Jordan is a great person with the best knowledge of all the law books I have ever seen. He spent countless hours looking up case laws and regulations on our case. Jordan always does the right thing for his client. I was amazed by his skills and determination on our behalf. My daughter was wrongly convicted and sentenced to 38 years. Jordan!s hard work and knowledge changed exposed this and my daughter will get another chance for her life to be happy and free. I can not thank God enough for leading us to Jordan. Jordan is a honest man with integrity, he will fight for justice in his cases. I would highly recommend Jordan.
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Posted by Rene Lias Johnson | February 8, 2019
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Wise & Compassionate
I hired Jordan alittle late. We where in a down ward sprilril when he came on board. All I can say is THANK GOD he came on board. I felt like I lost my sons future to the BS Crimal System. My Son was 17 years old son and in jail without bond. They had him charged with Aggervate Stocking- Feloney Charges. JORDAN Work with my son side by side. He listen to my son and believed in him from the start. JORDAN Worked his butt off and was able to get my son's case on the real track. We ended up pleading to a misdemeanor. Something that wouldn't have happened without Mr. VAN MATRE Experience, Wisdom & Compassion. I can not say enough about what a honest to God blessing This Man Was To Us. JORDAN YOU GAVE MY SON ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS YOU BLESSED OUR FAMILY. Thank So Very much. RENE
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer -Always will Return Your Calls. Very Responsive
A complaint was made that I touched someone inappropriately. I received a call from a detective who asked me to come in for questioning. Jordan was hired. He tried multiple times to contact the detectives to arrange for us to come in for questioning. Jordan said no calls was returned. A bench warrant was issued for my son arrest about 3 or 4 months later, which neither my son or Jordan or I was aware of. He was arrested in school. The case was dismissed in November by the DA office prior to the trial date. It was a very horrific and trying time for my son and my family Jordan was very responsive to all our calls and kept us updated. My family was very frustrated and upset and Jordan kept us focused. We were able to compile and secure alot of documents that could help us, since the case had been accused and we had to prepare for trial. We were very thankful when it was finally over. Jordan is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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Professional and Trustworthy
Prior to moving to the West coast, I had to wind down my law practice. When an unexpected hearing was scheduled from one of my old cases, I called Mr. Van Matre. I immediately knew I was in good hands when I explained the issues at hand. Within the first five minutes of discussing the legal matters, I was impressed how his legal experience ranged from criminal law to civil law suits. He is honest, hard-working, and trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance in civil or criminal matters.
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Posted by Devin | October 3, 2015
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Thank you Mr.Van Matre
First and for most Jordan Van Matre is one of the best attorneys out here in Georgia. He's very professional, understanding, and very determined when it comes to your legal matters. I Devin Hall was so blessed to have someone like Mr. Van Matre on my side when it came to my legal situation. I remember it like it was yesterday Mr. Van Matre met with me at Panera Bread which was out of his area, I feel that any lawyer that does that they are well worthy of being my attorney. I would recommend Mr. Van Matre to anyone who's having legal issues. Mr. Van Matre I would love to say thank you for being my attorney and representing me in a professional way. Thank You, Devin Hall
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Response from Jordan Van Matre October 11, 2015
Mr. Hall, It was my pleasure to represent you in your legal matter. You were an ideal client - which made it that much more enjoyable working on your case. Please let me know if there is ever anything else I can do to help.
Posted by Kathy | August 30, 2015
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Great experience!
Mr.van Matre was very professional and really listened to us. We had a very unique case and Mr.Van Matre really knew right off bat how to tackle it. He did everything he said he would do and kept us well informed in every process of our case.
Posted by Tangela | August 16, 2015
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Knowledgable, Fair, Honest & Attentive
Mr Van Matre was chosen from 3 lawyers that were suggested by one of his colleagues. During our initial phone conversation he asked me about the case and asked me what I would like to happen as a outcome. He told me possible options and soothed my nerves. Once court was over I had a couple of stipulations that I didn't know how to complete to close my case. Mr Van Matre researched where I needed to go and offered to assist me in going back to the court once I completed my part of requirements to close case earlier, than date given by court. I feel without a doubt that Mr Van Matre knowledge and skills made the outcome of my case. That initial phone conversation with my attorney, even without meeting him before court was the best decision I ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2015
I was facing 20 years in jail!
Jordan Van Matre was everything I hoped for in a lawyer. He brought up all the points that mattered and made sure that the real story was told. He was very effective to make the judge understand the circumstances of the case. He helped to clear my name and ease my fears. It was money well spent! Thank you Jordan! Job well done!
Response from Jordan Van Matre August 18, 2015
It was a pleasure helping you resolve your legal matter. It is rare that attorneys have such a clear legal victory in court, but your case was one I was proud to defend. I am glad the case was dismissed in your favor!
Posted by rob | July 8, 2015
thank you
thank you Jordan for all you did for me. you are very personal and that is so important when it comes to legal matters. you helped me be confident when going to court I knew you had It all covered. you are honest and trustworthy. good luck and God bless.
Response from Jordan Van Matre July 24, 2015
I was glad to help you Rob. Your case is one that I am proud of. With your diligence and help, we were able to accomplish exactly what you wanted! Thank you for being such a good client. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with in the future.
Posted by mason | June 5, 2015
thank you
I thank you Mr van matre for all you help your very trustworthy you help me a lot with my problem I had and I will always have u in mind if I have any problems thank you again
Posted by mason | June 4, 2015
thank you
thank you Mr van matre you was a big help it hard to trust a lot of people these day all I can say is that u have my trust and everyone I know is going to us you because u are a great person and a great lawer thank you for all your help
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2015
Highly recommended!
Mr. Van Matre was very kind and professional. He explained everything to us in laymans terms and we recommend him highly. We would definitely us his services in the future.
Posted by Mike | May 10, 2015
Honest and professional!
"In meeting with Mr. Jordan Van Matre today, we found the consult to be very informative based on his expertise. We were very appreciative that a lawyer was willing to give us the facts and not just tell us what is easy to hear. We think him for his honesty and professionalism."
Posted by Tracy | May 10, 2015
I was in the best hands possible!
I had never been in any sort of trouble before, so when I received a citation for a very serious traffic violation which put my license in jeopardy. I went into Mr. Van Matre's office and met with him. He actually opened a law book and started researching the charges I had been given. From that moment, I knew that, if I retained his services, I was in the BEST hands possible. He gave me a better than fair retainer fee and he started his fight on my behalf. We went to court and Jordan worked profoundly on getting me the best deal possible. Jordan treats clients with the utmost respect and that is attribute which is so rare to find today. He listens to you. He is a friend!! Although I have had very little interaction with other attorneys, this experience has been an eye opener for me. I just want to say thank you JORDAN VAN MATRE for all that you've done for me. I will never forget you and will always pray for you, your family and your business and I wish you much success!"
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
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Dont hire
I hired him on my case and it seems that he worked with the DA on my case. The first deal that the DA offered me with was the only deal. MR MATRE NEVER TRIED TO FIGHT FOR ME He never filed certain motions in my case and once I had to take the deal offered. I signed a plea deal in the hall. And when I got in front of the judge I agreed to the deal I knew of that I signed and agreed to in the hall. The judge read back a different plea that Mr Jordan allowed the DA to add a year after I have signed the papers. And he also told me it would not go to my drivers license but it did.All he kept telling me was what he thought and that the judge change the plea. But if a judge changes or does not agree with a plea deal by law he must inform you. Do not hire Jordan K. Van Matre you are better off representing yourself.
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Response from Jordan Van Matre December 8, 2016
I too was disappointed with the outcome of this case. It was an unfortunate situation where the judge did not accept the plea I negotiated on my client's behalf, which the judge can do based on different circumstances. In my legal opinion, there was not a sufficient legal basis for substantive motions. At the end of the day I always provide advice in a manner consistent with the best interests of my clients, even if my clients do not always agree. These considerations often take into account personal knowledge of the judge, the judge's predispositions to certain types of cases, and the predictability of the judge's actions at trial. Every case is different. Again, I too was disappointed the judge did not give us the benefit of the work performed for my client.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Flint Judicial Circuit
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Extern / Legal Clerk
  • Roanoke Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Robert J. Semrad & Associates Debtstoppers
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Intern / Third-Year Practicioner
  • Fayette County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern / Legal Clerk
  • Law Office of Ricky W. Morris, Jr., P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Intern / Legal Clerk
  • Law Offices of Matthew M. McCord, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Intern
  • United States Senate
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • Liberty University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Mobile
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI - I'm Innocent!
  • Case won
  • Million Dollar Bankruptcy
  • Successful for client
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Successful for client
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  • The Henry Players, Inc.
  • Executive Officer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Henry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Area Award - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2010
  • National Semi-Finalist
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009
  • "Best Oralist"
  • Regent University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Champion, Regional Finals
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • GACDL Fall Seminar, 2017
  • Criminal Defense, Seminar Coordinator
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jordan for several years and have always known him to be very respectable and hard working. He knows the law and will take the time to handle your case appropriately."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic lawyer to have on your side! Not only is Jordan very well versed in all areas of law he practices, but he goes above and beyond giving his client's the personal attention they want and deserve. I highly recommend Jordan Van Matre!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jordan. He is very professional and always prepared for court. He goes the extra mile for his clients to make sure they have the best possible representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jordan is an excellent attorney, and I give him my highest recommendation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked around Jordan and sometimes opposite Jordan when he was with a consumer bankruptcy firm. I found him punctual and attentive and prepared and detail oriented and with a good attitude. I observed his professional relations with clients and attorneys. I knew of his goals and plans. He had a successful time with a District Attorney's office. I am confident the attributes I observed will carry into whatever he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jordan is fantastic lawyer. He is honorable, trustworthy, and an all around great guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Van Matre fights hard for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom. I recommend his services without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jordan from his many years as an Assistant District Attorney. Jordan is an extremely capable, ethical, and effective attorney. He is well respected both inside, and outside, the courtroom. I know Jordan will do an excellent job taking care of his clients in private practice."
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