Former Public Defender and now solo practitioner, I have spent years fighting for justice in Georgia. I treat every case with the utmost importance, as I know that it is difficult finding an attorney to trust with your most important legal matters. Whether it is a Divorce case or Criminal matter, I will fight for you and operate with the utmost integrity and care.
A native of Chicago, Illinois Matthews attended schools in the Chicago Public School system from Kindergarten through her graduation from Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center where she received her High School Diploma.
Attorney Matthews began her collegiate studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina in the Fall of 1997. During her college career, she remained at the top of her college class (President’s List almost every semester) and was inducted into the Alpha Lamdba Delta Honors Society as a Freshman. Matthews completed her college studies in 3 ½ years (a semester ahead of schedule) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Social Work.
In addition to maintaining high academic credentials, Matthews was very active in many collegiate organizations including her campus’ chapter of the NAACP, Minority Assistance Peer Program mentoring organization and the Black Student Alliance to name a few. She also worked part-time at the Law Offices of Eddye L. Lane, a firm specializing in a variety of practice areas. For nine months following her college education, Regina continued her studies by working full-time as a Legal Assistant and Researcher with the Masella Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina.
Having received scholarship offers from law schools across the country, she was accepted admission into Emory University School of Law in the Fall of 2001. While in law school, Matthews volunteered with the Emory Law Clinic, served as Community Service Chairperson for the Black Law Students Association, served as a Residence Hall Director for dormitories at the University and Interned with the Chicago Legal Clinic and the Dekalb County Public Defender’s Office. She received several scholarships and grants during her law studies including the Emory Public Interest Committee’s Public Interest Law Institute Grant and a scholarship from the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.
Immediately after law school, Matthews was offered a full-time position as an attorney with the Dekalb County Office of the Public Defender where she received invaluable training and experience as a trial attorney. During her first year-and-a-half, she won twelve of her first fifteen trials in State Court. Attorney Matthews resigned from the Public Defender’s Office in April of 2009 and has been in private practice since. Her track record still remains top-notch as she has remarkably gotten dismissals in over half of her criminal cases over the past several years. Attorney Matthews specializes in criminal cases and contested and uncontested divorces and other family law matters. With a proven track record of professionalism, intergity and skill, Attorney Matthews will work very hard to get the absolute best result for her clients.
Currently, Matthews resides in the metro Atlanta area with her husband two young sons.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2005||07/15/2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Emory University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|