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Dene Matthews

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
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About Dene

Learn Dene’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family Law encompasses many things: divorce, child support, child custody, adoptions, paternity and legitimation.

    10 years

  2. Divorce and separation

  3. Child custody

Mrs. Matthews started her legal career knowing that family law and juvenile law were her calling. As someone who believes strongly in making surely the family unit is a positive one and that children are not affected negatively, she strives daily to treat each client with personalized attention. She knows that an individuals rights and the rights of their family is on a high list of importance.


In her spare time, as a wife and mother to two boys and a girl, Mrs. Matthews enjoys spending time with her family going to the park, reading to her kids, and taking a moment to enjoy life.

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Dene Matthews
Within 1 hour of Metro
Atlanta, GA

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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
I cant say enough about Ms. Dene Matthews. She was very knowledgeable, consistent, diligent, well organized, and professional. She made me aware of what to expect in a case such as mine. Her expertise in family law helped me through a difficult situation. I'm grateful for her services. I couldn't have asked for anything more than what she offered. I will recommend her to anyone in need of family law services.
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Posted by Emily | January 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mrs. Matthews has been a great help and aid to my drawn out custody and divorce case. She hasn’t backed down and always communicates the truth about the situation. I highly recommend her! She will be your #1 advocate.
Posted by Joe | December 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Family Attorney
Dene is detail-oriented and very professional. She has the temperament and experience to get the best results for her clients. I cannot recommend her enough!
Response from Dene Matthews January 31, 2017
Thank you for the kind review! It is appreciated more than you know.
Posted by Sonya | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Matthews is Amazing! I was referred to Ms. Matthews after speaking with an old friend about my upcoming court case. In my situation, my childs father was taking me to court for custody of our son. After corresponding with Ms. Matthews through a few emails about my situation, I had total confidence in her that she would give it her all in my custody battle against my sons father. Not only is she genuine, and caring, but you can truly get a sense that she has a love and passion for family law. Ms. Matthews is confident, and was a strong advocate for me as her client. In addition, she was expeditious in her efforts to respond and communicate with me. I never felt alone, and she always kept me up to date on my case and her progress no matter how minute the detail. She won my case, and there are no words to express my gratitude for her services. Although she won my case, it did not end there. Ms. Matthews followed up to check and see how I was doing two weeks later. It feels great to know that I was not just another court case or client. Ms. Matthews is a beautiful person inside and out!
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Response from Dene Matthews January 31, 2017
Thanks Sonya!! It was my pleasure to assist you. Loved seeing the joy on your face, DJ's face, and your family's faces. Hope the 2 of you are doing well.
Posted by Dorothy | October 1, 2014
We Are Pleased
From the moment I contacted Attorney Matthews she was available and willing. When ever I had questions Attorney Matthews has always responded in a timely matter with the answer's. I mostly enjoy her friendly attitude and her honesty.
Posted by Jackie | September 29, 2014
An Outstanding Attorney
Dene Matthews is a very outgoing, dedicated and dependable attorney who takes all steps possible to ensure the best outcome for her clients. She is very determined to do whatever it takes to keep her clients satisfied. She is really awesome and amazing. She is currently working on my child custody case that was actually closed, but as the hard striving attorney she is she made sure my case got accepted to be retried properly. She has moved quickly to handle all issues and concerns for my case. It took her no time to get me a court date. She is truly the best. I would recommend her any day to anyone in need of a great family law attorney. I definitely look forward to working with her again if need be in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2014
Good Attorney
Mrs. Matthews is a very knowledgeable and personable attorney. She handled my child custody case and I was always aware of what was happening with my case. I highly recommend Mrs. Matthews because she is easy to talk to and really cares about the clients she serves.
Posted by Brandon | September 6, 2014
She's a great lawyer
She was very professional, knowledgeable, and always kept me up-to-date on my child custody case. She is one of those lawyers you feel like you're in good hands and not just doing it for the money. The only thing I didn't like is the fact she closes at 3pm on Fridays instead of 5pm, so if you have a question for her you better call on your lunch break. I would highly recommend her.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Dunn Matthews Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Intern
  • Fulton County Office of Child Attorneys
  • 2011 - 2011


  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Temporary Restraining Order
  • Had the case dismissed
  • Child Support License Suspension
  • Won
  • Child Custody Cases
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  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Young Lawyers Division Juvenile Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Award
  • Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (23)
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Juvenile law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a passion for her client's cases."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dene Matthews as a capable and competent attorney who works hard for her clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Matthews is a consummate professional who is dedicated to her clients. She has a true passion for family law and children and strives to get the absolute best results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ever since I have known Attorney Matthews, she has always been a dedicated hard-working person. She is a natural born leader, and I know her leadership skills have a direct bearing on her ability to represent her clients in the best way possible."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for all Family law Matters and Juvenile Law! To say this lawyer knows her stuff would be an understatement. She is truly a master of her craft!"
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Dene Matthews without any reservations. She is a professional, hard-working attorney who cares deeply about her clients and works diligently to produce results. I highly recommend her."
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