Matthew R. Simpson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Matthew R. Simpson

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4221

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Compensation
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Prevention and Compliance Programs
University Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX, B.A., cum laude, 2003
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, J.D., with honors, 2007
Admitted2007, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals

Matt Simpson is a partner in the Atlanta office.

He represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and United States Department of Labor.

A significant portion of his practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and garnishments. Matt also represents employers in discrimination and harassment claims, and counsels clients regarding day-to-day employment and wage-hour issues.

This includes extensive supervisor training as well as preparing sound employment policies and pay plans. He is a member of the Firm's Dealership Practice Group. While at Emory University School of Law, Matt was Symposium Editor of the Emory Law Journal.

He received the 2007 Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Award and was listed in Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising Stars from 2011 to 2015. He was also named as one of the Top Attorneys Under 40 and as a Rising Star by Law360.

Matt was credited as an author on an E-Discovery Chapter in Data: Law and Litigation. The book provides an overview of legal issues associated with employment-related electronically stored information, focusing on discovery issues in particular.


Can Georgia's Small Businesses Afford New Salary Rules? Not Likely
September 12, 2015

Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside The Workplace
July 21, 2014

Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside the Workplace
May 6, 2014

Georgia Puts Up Another Hurdle For Class Certification
March 27, 2013

Employee Free Choice Act Is Anything But Free
August 13, 2008

A Practical Approach to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Misclassifying Workers


4th Annual Southeastern Employment Law Certificate Series 2015
September 25, 2015

2015 HR Academy for Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce
September 1, 2015

AutoCPAGroup Spring Meeting - Austin, TX
May 15, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
April 8, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
March 11, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
March 5, 2015

TAG Roundtable: Human Resource Trends of 2015
February 10, 2015

Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce HR Academy
September 9, 2014

Hiring Employees You Won't Want to Fire - Southeast Locations
July 21, 2011

Tattoos, Piercings, and Scantily Clad Workers
BLR Webinar

Processing Garnishments: A Guide for Georgia Employers
Lorman Education Services

Recruiting and Hiring the Right People
DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce

Social Media
Douglas County Chamber of Commerce


Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers List
February 20, 2015

Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Recipient - 2007
Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising Star since 2011
Top Attorneys Under 40
Law360 Rising Star

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Rising Star: Fisher & Phillips' Matthew Simpson
April 22, 2015

More And More Professionals Are Wearing Ink
March 18, 2014

Newsletter Articles

Dealership Handbooks Remain In The NLRB's Crosshairs
August 3, 2015

Technology And The Workplace
May 1, 2015

The Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dealership
February 2, 2015

Dealership Handbooks Are Being Picked Apart
August 1, 2014

Is Your Dealership Taking Advantage Of Employment Arbitration?
May 5, 2014

Are You Paying Your Detailers Correctly?
November 5, 2013

The ADA And The FMLA: Look Both Ways At The Intersection
November 5, 2013

Courts Don't Buy DOL's Position On Service Advisors
August 1, 2013

Reasons Employees Give For Joining A Union
November 1, 2009

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Defeat Single Plaintiff's Attempt to Certify FCRA Class Action; Appellate Confirmation that Clark Atlanta University Has No Legal Obligation to Pay Bonuses

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Proposed Overtime Regulations Will Likely Affect Your Dealership
Matthew R. Simpson, November 9, 2015
The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) recently announced proposed revisions to some of the most commonly used exemptions to minimum wage and overtime, saying it will “extend overtime protections to roughly five million workers” and “transfer income from employers to...

The Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dealership
Matthew R. Simpson, February 26, 2015
Given the hectic pace of work at dealerships, employment matters sometimes fall to the back of a dealership’s “to-do” list. Too often, the end result is expensive, embarrassing, and often unnecessary discrimination charges and lawsuits.
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Matthew R. Simpson

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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