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Matthew Alan Spivey

Criminal defense Attorney at Kingsport, TN

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Matthew Spivey, Matt Spivey

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  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 12 years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

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PROBLEMS? CALL AND LET ME HELP YOU THROUGH THE SITUATION. WE ENJOY TRIAL ADVOCACY, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT OUR CLIENTS WANT THE MOST EFFICIENT RESOLUTION TO THEIR ISSUES. FROM FIRST DEGREE MURDER, TO ASSAULT, TO DRUGS, DUI, DIVORCE, CUSTODY AND PERSONAL INJURY, HELP IS A PHONE CALL AWAY.

Matthew Spivey was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee.  After leaving the area for college (University of the South, Sewanee, magna cum laude (2003)) and law school (Emory University School of Law, with honors (2006)), Matthew practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for six and a half years prior to returning to his hometown and forming the partnership of Spivey, King & Spivey, LLP.  Matthew is glad to call the Tri-cities home (again, since 2012) and enjoys protecting the rights of those accused of crimes, as well as dealing with divorce, custody and personal injury cases. Since returning to Tennessee, Matthew has been selected by the Tennessee Bar Association to participate in the Leadership Law Class of 2014, and has also been named as one of the "Top 40 under 40" lawyers in Tennessee Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers from 2014 through 2020, as well as other organizations. In addition, Matthew has been selected as a Mid-South Rising Star from 2016 through 2021 by SuperLawyers in the area of Criminal Defense. In 2022 Matthew was selected as a Mid-South SuperLawyer in the area of Criminal Defense.  Matthew was honored to receive the Massey McGee Trial Advocacy Award in 2017 from the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Matthew serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Tennessee section of the Federal Bar Association. Matthew served as a Board Member from 2016-2020 as well for the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL).  Matthew is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia.

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Spivey, King & Spivey, LLP

Reviews

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Posted by Jody | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I would highly recommend Mr. Spivey as an attorney. From consultation to resolution of my case, Mr. Spivey was informative, supportive, and a voice of calm and reason in a time of enormous stress. He was always available to meet with me to discuss my case or promptly returned calls within reason. Mr. Spivey guided me through the entire process always taking time to explain legal terms, and what to expect throughout my case. I was truly impressed and I can not begin to express how thankful I am to Mr. Spivey.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Success!
I was very pleased with Matthew Spivey (Attorney) and Rachel Miller (Paralegal). They helped me resolve an issue with my ex-wife. They were knowledgeable, easy to work with, and responsive. I'm very thankful this issue is behind us and would highly recommend Mr. Spivey!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Matthew was professional and extremely respectful while handling my divorce. He and his team were always looking out for my best interests during a very challenging time in my life. I have tremendous appreciation for their knowledge of the law and the promptness in which they addressed any questions or concerns I may have had. I would highly recommend Matthew Spivey and his team of professionals.
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Posted by Mike | September 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Trial Attorney
Matthew was my Lead Attorney at trial. He is an excellent Attorney, very skilled in the court room. I was fully acquitted of the most serious charge, back in (Sept. 2019). Need I say more? My case was a self defense type case.
Posted by Sam | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work!
Upon hiring Spivey Group, Matthew immediately sat down with my family and I explaining the ins and outs of my case and the possibilities of what the outcomes may be. Matthew kept in steady contact with us through the entirety of the case offering support and answering any questions that we had. He was in the end able to get a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor with the opportunity of a judicial diversion. I could not be more pleased with the groups professionalism and hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great review
Matthew may look young BUT the experience he has. We were recommended to hire him and what a BLESSING he was. He informed us from our first meeting what would probably happen , he was right. He said “trust me” and we did. I would 100% hire him again and recommend you do the same I hope to anyone reading this that your outcome will be as good as ours.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
An attorney with class.
I had placed my situation on AVVO and chose some local attorneys to contact me, Mr. Spivey being one. I did not hear a response from Mr. Spivey, but was able to procure the services of another attorney. Much to my surprise, I received a response from Mr. Spivey weeks later, explaining that he had not seen my request due to AVVO updates. He asked if I still needed representation, which I told him no. He was gracious enough to wish me well and hopes for a full recovery. That folks is not just good business, It is Class. Kuddos to you, Mr. Spivey!
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I've retained Matthew Spivey on a couple of occasions. Each time, I have been impressed with his knowledge, experience and the time he took aiding me in the understanding of my case and what would take place and why. If I had a question, I could call and not feel as if I was a bother. He certainly has empathy and patience for his clients. You can put your trust in him and feel confident he will do everything in his power with professionalism and following the law to execute a case and represent each client to the best of his ability.
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Posted by Darla | May 5, 2014
If You Are Looking For a Great Attorney...Look No Further Than Matthew Spivey
If you are looking to hire an attorney that has your best interests at heart then you should hire Matthew Spivey. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly works for his client. He was not the first attorney that I interviewed, but after meeting with him I knew that he was the one that I needed to hire. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. Matthew surrounds himself with a very competent and professional staff. I would highly recommend Matthew and his staff.
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Posted by Nancy | January 20, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
He was patient, knowledgeable and courteous. He also listened well and was very thorough regarding explaining the process. I appreciated the fact he worked hard to complete the divorce by the date I needed it completed. I would recommend his service to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
Extraordinary
Mr Spivey is the best lawyer I have ever used and I have had several. Some were good a few were bad but most didn't seem to care . Attorney Spivey was different. He acted like he really cared about me as well as my case and so I felt confident that the advice he was giving me I could trust and depend on. His fees were fair and the bills were delivered in a timely fashion and were easy to read and understand. I've used at least 5 attorneys in my life for wills, closings, lawsuits etc... and he is the only one I'd use again.
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Posted by Johnny | March 30, 2011
Vine city
Matt,came as a referral from the Georgia Bar Association. We met the first time and during the interview, he was caring and compassionate. He demonstrated a sincere interest in my situation and during the legal process he was always responsive. His knowledge and dedication was the primary reason we attained success in our proceeding. I highly recommend Matt and his agency
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Spivey, King & Spivey, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Foltz Martin, LLC
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Foltz Martin, LLC
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Research Assistant to Professor Robert Schapiro
  • Emory University School Of Law
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, With Honors
  • 2006
  • University of the South
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty - 1st Degree Murder and all lesser Offenses (Jury Trial)
  • Not Guilty of All Charges (1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, Criminally Negligent Homicide)
  • Possession of Marijuana for Resale Within 1000 Feet (Dismissed) Judicial Diversion
  • No Contest Plea to Simple Possession (Misdemeanor) (Judicial Diversion Granted)
  • Divorce and Award of Alimony in Futuro (Periodic Alimony)
  • Award of approximately 60% of marital estate and Alimony In Futuro for Client
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Leadership Law Class of 2014
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kingsport Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Leader (Firm Leader Fundraising)-Foltz Martin
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Construction Forum-American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer (Criminal Defense)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Mid-South Rising Star (Criminal Defense)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Mid-South Rising Stars Criminal Defense
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Criminal Defense)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Mid-South Rising Star (Criminal Defense)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Mid-South Rising Stars (Criminal Defense)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Criminal Defense)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Massey McGee Trial Advocacy Award
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Mid-South Rising Star (Criminal Defense)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40 (Criminal Defense)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Mid-South Rising Star (Criminal Defense)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Leadership Law Class of 2014
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Dean's Award-International Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Dean's Award-Professionalism and Ethics
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Dean's Award-Contracts
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's Award-Constitutional Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Academic All District (2nd team)
  • Verizon CoSida
  • 2003
  • National Honors Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • 2003
  • Academic All Conference
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • 2002
  • Academic All Conference
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • 2002
  • Academic All Conference
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • 2001
  • Academic All Conference
  • Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • TBA Courthouse Square Series CLE
  • Criminal Defense-Fourth Amendment
  • 2017
  • C.A.S.E.S (Criminal Appeals Civics Education for Students)
  • Criminal Appeals Civics Education for Students (Dobyns Bennett)
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Spivey zealously represents his clients and always handles himself in a professional manner."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and insightful attorneys that I know. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is extremely bright, dependable, responsive and always a great advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. It was an honor to mentor Matthew, and I hope he returns to Atlanta so that we can work together again."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Spivey is a superb lawyer with whom I had the pleasure of working for several years. He pays great attention to detail but never loses sight of the big picture. He is a tireless advocate who cares about his clients, and I would not hesitate recommending Matthew to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew Spivey without reservation. As a mediator I have worked with Matt and can state unequivocally that he is an outstanding lawyer in every respect. He is very professional and thorough in his approach to legal problems. He makes an excellent appearance on behalf of his clients, and he possesses obvious talent as a litigator."
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Criminal defense
Kingsport Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Alan Spivey
Matthew Alan Spivey
Criminal defense Attorney
Kingsport, TN
Licensed for 17 years
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