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Matthew Wilson Herrington

Employment and labor Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
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    Wage & hour, employee benefits disputes, employment contract disputes, Family Medical Leave Act disputes

I provide high-quality legal services to both employees and employers throughout Georgia and nationwide, both in and outside the courtroom. In the courtroom, my litigation practice focuses on the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage and overtime) and the Family & Medical Leave Act, as well as disputes over employer-sponsored benefits (e.g., retirement plans and life insurance). I have extensive experience with a number of industries where wage violations are especially common, including IT consulting, waste disposal, premises security, warehousing and storage, logistics, food service, adult entertainment.

Outside the courtroom, I am happy to provide employment contract drafting, review, and negotiation services to professionals, executives, and businesses of all sizes. I also provide advising services to business auditing their compliance with federal and state employment and labor laws.

Location

DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC
101 Marietta Street NW
Suite 2650
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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Reviews

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Posted by Denzel | March 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best attorney I know
He helped me settle a dispute over my former employers demanding unjust money from me. Whenever I called him he would immediately answer and resolved whatever questions I have. Communication was perfect and I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Chasity | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
He won my case against a place I use to work for that didn’t pay me or let me take breaks. He is an amazing lawyer I highly recommend him and if need be I would definitely hire him again!
Posted by Tiffany | May 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Mr. Herrington was hired to help get compensation from my past employer or did not pay over time pay like they should have! Mr. Herrington and the other attorneys worked very hard to get me and 2 other past employees what we deserved! I would highly recommend him and his firm. He is excellent. Thank you for everything you have done for us.
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Posted by Suzanne | April 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney !
Matthew has been a pleasure to work with ! I’m very grateful for all of his hard work and dedication. I was very happy with my settlement. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!
Posted by Leigh | April 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He will fight for you like you're family!
Matthew is incredibly diligent and thorough while maintaining excellent communication. His attention to detail and skilled knowledge in the law is only the surface of his expertise. I highly recommend Matthew Herrington and his ability to represent, I can not imagine having a more professional and skilled attorney to handle my case.
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Response from Matthew Herrington June 30, 2022
Thank you, Leigh. Your mother's case is easily the biggest disappointment of my career so far. I hope it's the biggest disappointment ever. She deserved much better than she got. She deserved to have a jury hear her case.
Posted by Kyle | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy is fantastic.
I don't know much about the ins and outs of the law, but Matt was fantastic at explaining things that even a simple man like myself could understand. They worked hard on my case for a long time. Were always professional and put my best interest first. They will always be my first recommendation.
Posted by Jayla Hodge | December 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Handles business professionally and in a timeframe. Does everything in his power to get what u deserve.
Posted by Rafaella | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I had the Pleasure to work with Matthew on my case, he was always on top of everything and very and thank to him everything was resolved very quickly I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a awesome lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication
Matthew Herrington has been a blessing in my life. From start to finish he kept me in the know every step of the way and was extremely easy to communicate with. He always returned emails and calls in a timely manner. Mr. Herrington exceeded my expectations with my settlement. I would recommend him to anyone else dealing with a complicated labor case.
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Posted by Kelsi | June 17, 2015
Awesome!
I got the pleasure of working with Matthew this year. He was very informative and always kept me up to date with information. I would recommend him to anyone and would definitely use him in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 390-390 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • DeLong Caldwell Bridgers Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • DeLong Caldwell Bridgers Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Delong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Smith Collins, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk (Part-Time)
  • The Pate Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Harvard University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McKinley v. Club Miami, LLC et al., Case No. 1:23-cv-05737-AT (N.D. Ga.)
  • Settlement for $27,000
  • Fortuno et al. v. YPL Enterprise, LLC et al., Case No. 1:21-cv-02217-SCJ (N.D. Ga.),
  • Judgment for $147K in favor of the Plaintiffs
  • Kelley v. La Scala Mediterranean Bistro, LLC et al, Case No. 4:23-cv-00006-WMR (N.D. Ga.)
  • Settlement for $40,000
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Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association - Georgia Affiliate
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • John Alton Hosch, Lumpkin, and Law School Assoc. Scholarships
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • NELA-GA Annual Employment Law Seminar
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Caselaw Update
  • 2022
  • NELA-GA Annual Employment Law Seminar
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Caselaw Update
  • 2021
  • NELA-GA Annual Employment Law Seminar
  • Motions for Directed Verdict in the Plaintiff's Employment Law Case (Panel Chair)
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Matthew
Employment and labor Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matthew is a strong advocate for his clients. I had the pleasure of working against him on a case. He was sharp and relentless. However, we have remained friends, which is always the sign of a great attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Friend
"I know Matthew from law school, and we have maintained personal and professional contact since then. It is rare that you find someone who is so interested, hardworking, and exceptional in a practice area. Matthew is an excellent attorney, and I know that he serves his clients well."
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