Matthew D. Walker

Matthew D. Walker: Attorney with Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
  • Partner at Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP (116 Attorneys)
  • 303 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3500, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Matt Walker practices Workers' Compensation law and serves national and regional clients who have a Georgia presence. He has worked with both public and private companies and gained valuable experience litigating cases for clients in the automotive industry, health care, telecommunications, food & beverage, manufacturing, and trucking & transportation arenas.

Mr. Walker has taken and defended hundreds of depositions including those of expert witnesses such as physicians and vocational experts. He has developed proficiency in managing complex and high exposure workers' compensation claims involving technical and sometimes obscure medical issues.

In 2012, Mr. Walker, along with two colleagues from the firm, drafted an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of Georgia on behalf of the Georgia Self-Insurer's Association, Georgia Manufacturer's Association and the Georgia Poultry Federation in the case of McRae v. Arby's. In addition, he is a contributing editor to the Georgia Self Insurers Association, Workers' Compensation Desk Manual, Eighth Edition.

Since 2013, Mr. Walker has been an honoree on the Georgia Rising Stars list, voted by his peers as one of Atlanta's best lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Georgia are honored on the Georgia Rising Stars list.

Related News, Publications & Presentations

Presentation at the CWCP Re-Certification class at the Georgia Workers' Compensation Association Spring Conference. April 2016

“Ex Parte Communications with Doctors in Workers' Compensation Cases: The Supreme Court of Georgia Stops the Madness in Arby's v. McRae. ” J. Benson Ward and Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 25, no. 145. January 2013.

“Are You Confused Yet? The State Of Idiopathic Injuries After Harris And Ward. ” Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 24, No. 139. January 2012.

“United Grocery Outlet V. Bennett: Clarifying The “Change In Condition ” Statute Of Limitations.” Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 20. No. 120. November 2008.

“Axson Timber Co. V. Wilson: Clarifying The Scope Of The “Premises” Requirement In Statutory Employer Claims. ” Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 19, no. 114. November 2007.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-885-6308  Phone
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
Georgia State University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
All State and Superior Courts of Georgia; Court of Appeals of Georgia; 2006, Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; Northern District of Georgia


State Bar of Georgia

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

American Bar Association: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee

Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Atlanta Bar Association


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