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Matt Jordan’s practice is focused in the area of workers’ compensation law. Prior to joining the Law Office of Benjamin Y. Gerber, Matt worked for over 5 years representing insurance companies, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in defense of workers’ compensation claims. He began his legal career serving as an Assistant District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit in Athens, GA. He is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Academy of the State Bar of Georgia.


While attending law school, Matt served as the Chief Judge of the Trial Advocacy Board and was a member of Cumberland School of Law’s National Trial Team. He was the recipient of the Papantonio Trial Advocacy Award, the James O. Haley Scholarship, and the Scholar of Merit Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy. In 2005, he was inducted into The Order of Barristers.


In addition to his practice with the firm, Matt is active with the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association and enjoys spending time with his wife and two rescue dogs.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amy Marie Refeca

    Matthew is focused on his clients best interests from the moment he begins helping them. I absolutely refer clients to Matthew.

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    Amy Refeca Wills and living wills Attorney
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  • Colin Hunter Moriarty

    Matt and I work in the same building, so I have seen him interact with his clients. He treats them all with care and respect, and his favorable results speak for themselves. I recommend him highly as your Workers Compensation attorney.

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    Colin Moriarty Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Office of Benjamin Y. Gerber

525 South Milledge Avenue
Suite A
Athens, GA, 30605

The Law Office of Benjamin Y. Gerber

16 Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, GA, 30324

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 201103/07/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Bar Register of Preeminement LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
MemberOrder of Barristers2005
Papantonio Trial Advocacy AwardCumberland School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySwift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyCarlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP2007 - 2011
ProsecutorAthens Clarke County District Attorneys Office2005 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Western Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Georgia Injured Worker AdvocatesMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Back Injury$443,000.00 Settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationControlling Medical Treatment in a Workers' Compensation Case2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
College of CharlestonBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1998
College of CharlestonCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atlanta Claims Association 94th Claims ConventionCase Law Updates2016
Small Firm/Solo Boot CampTechnology for the Small Firm & Solo Attorney2015
Athens Success Summit10 Pitfalls of Workers' Compensation2015
Multi Jurisdiction Workers' Compensation ConferenceWorkers' Compensation Case Law Update2012