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Matthew Barr is a senior partner with Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Matt has over a decade of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer. Matt’s civil litigation practice concentrates on the representation of healthcare and other professionals, as well as retailers and landowners.

Matt takes pride in his ability to work with his clients, other attorneys, and judges, in a respectful and professional manner. Matt has tried numerous cases throughout the state and federal courts of Georgia and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


Practice areas


  1. Slip and Fall: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%

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Contact info

Hawkins & Parnell , LLP

303 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA, 30308


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Super Lawyer "Rising Star"Super Lawyers Magazine2005
AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell®N/A
FellowLitigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary SocietyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harris v. Spod PartnersAfter three and a half hours of deliberation, the jury returned a nominal verdict for the plaintiff, awarding only $2,042.23.
Goldman v. Clearvision Laser Centers, et al.N/A
Smith v. Five StarSummary judgment granted in wrongful death case
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Publication nameTitleDate
Insurance Law InstituteDealing With Default2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityLawN/A1997
Georgia Institute of TechnologyN/AN/A1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Law Firms Association Seminar, New York, NY"Excess Claims"2008
Georgia Insurance Law Institute, St. Simons, GADealing With Default"2005