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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.
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.
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.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2001||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Partner||Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Defense Lawyers Association||Appellate Advocacy Committee Chairman||N/A|
|State Bar - Professional Liability Section||Member||N/A|
|University of Mississippi||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Central Missouri State University||N/A||MS - Master of Science||1993|
|Auburn University, Auburn||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia Conference||No Good Deed Goes Unpunished||2012|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education||Due diligence for Local Government Attorneys||N/A|