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Matthew Quinn Wetherington

Wrongful death Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   18 reviews

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    30%
    Matt Wetherington is a national leader in defective product litigation. He has successfully represented clients against vehicle, tire, and large machinery manufacturers.

    13 years

  2. Wrongful death
    30%
    When the worst happens, families trust Matt to help them every step of the way. From setting up an estate through trial, Matt and his team are there.

  3. Class action
    20%
    Matt has served as lead or class counsel in dozens of class actions. He is frequently called upon to lead trials in high stakes "bellweather" cases.

  4. Trucking accident
    20%
    Matt Wetherington has represented clients of reckless commercial vehicle drivers throughout the country. His team recovers several million from trucking companies every year.

    13 years

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 $100 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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Licensed for 12 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 02/03/2023

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

Contact Matthew

Wetherington Law Firm, P.C.
55 Ivan Allen Blvd.
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA, 30308

Reviews

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Posted by Ashley | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST
I would recommend this attorney to anyone who is in need of someone to represent them for personal injury. Matt is great. He is easy to communicate with, responds quickly, has a down to earth approach and most of all, he gets results! After a frustrating ordeal with a prior attorney who represented me, I fired him and retained Matt. He was able to accomplish things the former attorney said couldn’t be done and facilitated me getting a nice settlement. Even after your case is over, Matt still follows up with his clients and keeps in touch. I hope I am never in need of an attorney for personal injury again, but if I am, Matt will be the first person I call.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience Is unique
A lot of the review on here talk about settlements. My case did not settle. The person that hit me only had minimal policy limits. Fortunately, I had my own insurance, which should have provided more money. My insurance company, Allstate, treated me like garbage. We had to sue them and go all the way to trial. Only after the trial did they finally pay what they owed. Matt was in control the entire time and gave me good advice. Glad I listened.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Very satisfied.
No complaints. Good lawyer. Worked fast and happy with settlement. Wish we could have gotten more for my sister, but that is not his fault.
Posted by Caitlin | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive
I was referred to Matt by a friend. She said that he was nice and would return my calls, which is all I really wanted. He ALWAYS answered my calls. Didn't matter if I called him on the weekend or late at night (I'm sorry), he'd always take my call or get back to me. I really appreciate everything and am happy to write this review. His wife probably hates me though.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped after t-boned by distracted driver
Great attorney firm, they got me the maximum settlement. Customer service was great and they always returned my call and kept me up to date on my case
Posted by Johnathan | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He Will Help You
Matt’s main concern was that I was going to be okay. His firm went above and beyond their duties and I can't ever thank them enough for everything. This isn't about money because my case just was not worth much in the big scheme of things. If you're reading this or any review on here and you're having doubts, just call Matt and tell him your situation. I honestly believe that he will help if he can.
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Posted by Meredith | April 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Much Better Than the TV Lawyers
I received recommendations from several friends before selecting a lawyer. I also called one of the big advertising firms that you see on TV. The other firms directed me through a call center and I never spoke to a real lawyer. The first time I called Werner Wetherington, I spoke directly to an attorney. I selected Werner Wetherington and it was the best decision I have ever made. The lawyers at this firm did an incredible job with my case. Thank you Matt!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!
Matt Wetherington represented me after a car wreck. I will not go into the very lengthy details about my injuries and their complications. But, I had and still have very painful injuries that I will be dealing with for the rest of my life. I initially hired another attorney. They were very nice and I like him personally. But, he was not equipped to handle a “products liability” case. After I brought my concerns to the other attorney, he introduced me to Matt Wetherington. Matt was perfect for my case and he charged the exact same as my previous lawyer. He identified other defendants that my previous attorney missed and he managed to get the first defendant to admit liability. They had initially contested it. He advised us to reject an inappropriately low settlement offer from that defendant and then they offered FIVE TIMES the previous offer! We accepted that offer and then also received meaningful offers from the other defendants also.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Matt!
I called Matt after seeing him on the news. He did not take my case, but spent an incredible amount of time helping me explore my legal options and explaining everything to me. Matt's firm did not charge me anything and I appreciate that he did not try to "sell" me on hiring a lawyer when I did not need one. The least I can do is share my experience with this good man.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Tire GUY!
Matt Wetherington knows more about tires than anyone else. He represented my entire family after we were involved in a wreck caused by a defective tire. My mom was almost killed and my brother had to be airlifted from the scene. Matt was recommended to us by several other attorneys and he lived up to expectations. He managed to track down everything about the tire and who touched it when. When it was all said and done, I received a fairly modest settlement. But, my mother and brother received more than any of us imagined. And, he was able to negotiate down our medical bills, which we did not know was possible. If you have been involved in a wreck involving a tire, please call him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Matt Wetherington Saved My Mother's Life
My mother is incredibly stubborn. She refused to go to the hospital after a moderate car wreck. She refused to listen to us, but did listen to the attorney. Matt Wetherington saved her life by providing the impetus for her to go to the ER where her lung cancer was detected. My mom absolutely adores him and I am immensely grateful that she listened to him and followed his direction to go to the ER.
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Posted by David M | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great TEAM!
Mr. Wetherington’s team are the most professional well organized effective team in Georgia. I was in a very bad car accident April of 2015 and thanks to them I was well taken care of, had my medical bills paid, and always checked up on to see how my recovery was going. The doctors played a huge part in my recovery but the TEAM over at Mr. Wetherington’s firm played an even bigger part in the success of my recovery. Once again THANK YOU for everything.
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Posted by Jane | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
My husband is a cyclist that did not fair well against an SUV recently. Matt Wetherington was recommended to us from a friend and it was the best word of mouth we could have ever received. Prior to meeting with Matt, we checked all of his reviews, and scheduled a phone consultation with him. We were so impressed by Matt and after our first conversation via phone. He accepted our case and made us feel as if we were his priority one; not only did he get to know the case and what happened but made the effort to get to know us personally. Matt, Mike, and Tarisha took phenomenal care of us, allowing us not to stress out (too much) about the little things. Matt and his team handled everything with professionalism. We know we made the right. Matt makes himself available to you via text, email or call; he is always willing to answer any questions or ease any concerns that you may have along the way. Matt, I know that you will read this. I really hope you know how much you mean to our family!
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Posted by Jared | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
So glad I hired this firm after my rearend car accident. Matt embodies the skill set and values I was looking for. He treats every case like a mini war, and was a zealous advocate on my behalf. And he did so in the most competent and skillful manner. He listened, was empathetic and understood my legal and nonlegal problems. Do not hesitate in hiring him, he will always hold your best interest at heart with every action he takes on your behalf. I had a great outcome and an even greater interaction with him and his firm.
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Posted by Mary | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Real Deal
Mr. Wetheringotn represented us in a defective products case. He was very good on the legal side and got us a very good settlement. The reason I am writing this review though is because of his compassion and patience. He took the time to make sure that I understood everything and held our hand every step of the way. I feel like Matt is a part of my family now.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
It was important to me to get the maximum money I could for my broken neck and arm. After getting jerked around for months by State Farm, I interviewed several firms and chose Mr. Wetherington. I'm glad I did. He forced the insurance company to pay twenty times their last offer to me.
Posted by Emily | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I called Matt after several people recommended him. He was very kind and did a very good job on my son's case. We are very thankful for the work he did. Most importantly, he was never hard to reach and answered every question we had while going through the process. Matt is the only attorney I will ever call in the future.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2013
Very Thankful
It is an honor to share my experience with Mr. Wetherington. Matt was able to get answers for me about what happened in my son's wreck that other attorney's were not able to do. I am so thankful for the work that he did and he was very thorough in his explanation of why the vehicle had a "defect."
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  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Partner
  • Wetherington Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Werner Wetherington, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Conley Griggs Partin
  • 2010 - 2013

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Mercer University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Rose v. Ford Motor Company
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Gasaway v. Hall
  • 2.1 Million Verdict
  • Ramirez v. Ocwen
  • Confidential
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Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Leadership Academy
  • Program Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tire Safety Group
  • Founder
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Cantonese
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • ALM - Daily Report
  • 2014
  • YLD Certificate of Achievement
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Legal Writing Program
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Achievement in Community Service
  • Mercer University
  • 2007
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Publications

  • The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tire Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Tire Case
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Convention, 2013
  • Essential Elements for a Successful Focus Group
  • 2013
  • Spring Seminar
  • Using Technology to Screen Products Liability Cases
  • 2013
  • 20th Annual Product Liability Seminar
  • Expert Witness Considerations for the Plaintiff
  • 2012
  • Auto Focus
  • Identifying and Pursuing Repair Shop Cases
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Endorse Matthew
Class action Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Matt for a long time and worked with him on many matters. He's always one step ahead of the competition."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a smart and knowledgeable attorney. But even more important, he works hard and is dedicated to his clients and their cases. He is passionate about winning and making sure all of his clients are able to fully comprehend their legal situations. I would confidently recommend Matt and his firm to handle any case."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a tenacious and aggressive attorney who works incredibly hard on extracting information from opposing counsel and opposing corporate defendants that will fight tooth and nail to not disclose information that will cost them money. He is also incredibly savvy technologically which sets him apart from other lawyers in his field."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt. He is a dedicated advocate for those who would otherwise have no voice."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt for nearly 10 years and can attest to his tireless work ethic and strong desire to obtain the best possible results for his clients. These efforts also stretch to helping create a safer world for all of us as he seeks to hold manufacturers, designers, and sellers of dangerous products accountable for putting profits ahead of the safety of the consumer. I have consulted with Matt myself with regard to other defective product cases, and would encourage others to as well."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt attacks each problem he faces with energy, creativity, dedication, and outright intelligence. He is a fine lawyer and I would not hesitate to hire him myself."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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