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Mr. Mathis is a founding partner of Mathis, Bates and Klinghard PLLC and a proud father of two. He has extensive experience in the areas of family law, civil litigation, criminal law, and personal injury. Mr. Mathis has reputable trial and litigation experience and represents business entities and individuals in a wide array of legal matters in both Tennessee and Kentucky.
Mr. Mathis graduated from Capital University Law School with honors in 2007. While in law school he worked for two years learning the world of insurance defense while clerking for the Cincinnati Insurance Company. His time there gave him an insiders understanding of how insurance companies defend personal injury claims. This knowledge has helped Mr. Mathis settle millions of dollars of claims for his clients as a result of injuries incurred in various motor vehicle accidents.
Mr. Mathis was also fortunate to clerk for the Honorable Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton on the Supreme Court of Ohio. Working directly with a state Supreme Court Justice gave him the opportunity to see the legal process from the perspective of the Court and thereby learn more about how judge’s view cases and how best to formulate arguments that will be effective in persuading them.
Upon graduation Mr. Mathis moved to Tennessee and began working for the Kennedy Law Firm where his practice was focused on litigation, specifically family law, personal injury, criminal defense, collection actions, and general civil litigation. In his eight years with the firm Mr. Mathis handled thousands of cases including countless contested hearings and trials.
Ready to bring a more personal, client centered, and cost effective approach to his practice, he and three other attorneys decided to open Mathis, Bates and Klinghard PLLC. Mr. Mathis is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association where he served as President of the organization in 2015, as well as, the Kentucky Bar Association.
|KY||Authorized to practice law||2012||12/09/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Mediation concentration certification||Capital University Law School||2007|
|Partner||Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Kennedy Law Firm||2007 - 2015|
|Law clerk||Crabbe, Brown & James||2006 - 2007|
|Law clerk||Ohio Supreme Court||2006 - 2007|
|Law clerk||Cincinnati Insurance Company||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association||General Counsel||2013 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||President||2014 - 2015|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Treasurer||2014 - 2014|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2016|
|Capital University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Murray State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Planning for the Future||Wills and Estate Planning||2013|
|Custody dispute||Parenting plan modified for dad|
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