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Matthew McLaughlin recently opened McLaughlin Law Firm after leaving the the Atlanta office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. He represents clients in a wide array of civil cases. Matthew aggressively represents clients in all phases of litigation from pre-suit evaluation, settlement, trial, and appeals.


Matthew represents insurance carriers in coverage disputes and insureds in all manner of tort and contract actions. He also represents businesses directly in customer and vendor disputes. Matthew focuses his attention on advancing the best interests of his clients.


Professional Experience

Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation


Matthew has prosecuted declaratory judgment actions on behalf of insurance carriers in state and federal courts. In addition, he has defended insurance carriers in bad faith and declaratory judgment actions filed by insureds. He is also experienced in pursuing interpleader actions and other equitable remedies on behalf of insurers.


Legal Malpractice and Professional Negligence


Matthew’s experience in legal malpractice and professional negligence fields includes the defense of lawyers, physicians, real estate appraisers and other professionals. In defending legal malpractice cases, Matthew has been exposed to litigation in real estate commercial transactions, products liability, wills and estates, ERISA, and personal injury cases.


Transportation and Trucking Defense


Matthew defends trucking companies in both motor vehicle accident cases and commercial disputes. His experience in defending cases ranges from the relatively minor injury cases to severe injury and wrongful death cases. He has an excellent track record of securing favorable results for his clients.


Products Liability


Matthew represents clients in complex asbestos cases. In addition, he defends chemical manufacturers in multi-district litigation. He has also defended numerous cases alleging defects in motor vehicles.


Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 50%
    4 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    15 years
  3. Insurance: 20%
    15 years
  4. Business: 10%
    15 years

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Contact info

McLaughlin Law Firm

3630 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 1525
Atlanta, GA, 30326


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationAppellate Advocacy Committee ChairmanN/A
State Bar - Professional Liability SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MississippiLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Central Missouri State UniversityN/AMS - Master of Science1993
Auburn University, AuburnN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia ConferenceNo Good Deed Goes Unpunished2012
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationDue diligence for Local Government AttorneysN/A