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In the courtroom, Matt takes on powerful defendants and wins. He fights for victims of defective products, reckless drivers, and corporate fraud. His clients have won verdicts and settlements totaling over $80 million through Matt’s work ethic, creativity, and enthusiasm. In 2014, Matt was one of the youngest attorneys ever selected by the Daily Report as “On the Rise,” an annual list of forty attorneys who have made a difference and will continue to do so in the future. Out of the courtroom, Matt helps his clients put their lives back together. He also works to empower others to make informed decisions about their health, safety, and financial well-being.


Matt’s efforts have sparked legislation and federal investigations, and protected millions of families from dangerous products. While representing victims of catastrophic tire failures, Matt took additional action to protect other families from suffering the same fate. He personally compiled a list of almost ten million recalled tires and founded the Tire Safety Group to keep the list up to date and freely available. Through its website and free mobile apps, the Tire Safety Group is the only service in the world that instantly detects aged or recalled tires. Even a frequent critic of Matt’s role in holding the tire industry accountable, Tire Review magazine, praised his work as being “for the benefit of his fellow man.


 


Matt is a first-generation college graduate from Climax, Georgia. He worked his way through Mercer University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts. Matt then attended Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law on a tuition scholarship. Matt attributes these successes to the example set by his father and mentors. After losing his mother at thirteen, Matt watched his father juggle multiple jobs to support his family. Matt also received significant support from his teachers and community. Because of these experiences, Matt and his wife, Michele, are committed to causes that enable individuals and communities to reach their full potential.


After law school, Matt immediately went to work for people injured, killed, or financially harmed by the misconduct of others. His decision has led him to courthouses and kitchen tables across the United States. He quickly gained experience in high-stakes cases involving wrongful death, quadriplegia, and other serious injuries. Matt now works with teams of the brightest lawyers and support staff in the nation. Whether representing a nationwide class harmed by corporate fraud or a local victim of individual carelessness, Matt is a powerful voice for those seeking just and fair treatment under the law. As Ralph Nader, one of the most successful consumer advocates, puts it, “There’s seventy thousand trial lawyers—how many are like Matt? Maybe a 100.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Defective Products: 75%
    6 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 25%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • David S Thompson

    Matt is a smart and very capable attorney willing to take on the hardest of cases. I've worked with him, handling different aspects of matters and he's well organized, has a great 'bedside manner', and willing to go to bat for his clients.

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    David Thompson Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Justin Dennis Williams

    Matt is a tremendous lawyer. He cares about every client and strives to achieve the best result in every case. He is on top of his work and nothing gets by him. Matt is a very sharp lawyer. I endorse Matt as a great trial lawyer.

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    Justin Williams Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

The Werner Law Firm

2860 Piedmont Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
YLD Certificate of AchievementState Bar of Georgia2012
Outstanding Achievement in the Legal Writing ProgramCALI2010
Outstanding Achievement in Community ServiceMercer University2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Werner Law Firm2013 - Present
AttorneyConley Griggs Partin2010 - 2013
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Leadership AcademyProgram Chair2013 - Present
Tire Safety GroupFounder2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionN/A2010 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Tire Safety GroupThe Modern Tire: Designed for Profit2013
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationTire Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Tire Case2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer UniversityN/AN/A2007
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring SeminarUsing Technology to Screen Products Liability Cases2013
Annual Convention, 2013Essential Elements for a Successful Focus Group2013
Auto FocusIdentifying and Pursuing Repair Shop Cases2012
20th Annual Product Liability SeminarExpert Witness Considerations for the Plaintiff2012