Matt Abbott: Attorney with Abbott Law Firm, LLC
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  • 2100 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Biography

Attorney Matt Abbott “The Outlawyer®” proudly represents the legal needs of those with personal injury and wrongful death claims. From his law practice in Birmingham, Alabama, he focuses on the litigation areas of tractor-trailer accidents, automobile accidents, defective product liability, and medical and pharmaceutical negligence. He also serves clients who need representation for workers' compensation as well as those who have been victims of consumer fraud and insurance bad faith. Abbott also strives to protect those who are the victim of civil rights violations, employment discrimination and wrongful government oppression. Abbott works to hold those accountable for fraud against the government by his involvement with qui tam claims under the False Claims Act. Abbott is currently involved in litigation pending in multiple states and jurisdictions across the country.
After his graduation from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2000, Abbott was admitted to the Alabama State Bar. Additionally, he is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Georgia as well as in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Court. He is a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and 11th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Abbott recognizes the value of professional organizations and belongs to the American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, the Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee, the Mississippi Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Abbott is a member multiple National Personal Injury Associations, the National Police Accountability Project, Barristers for the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the St. Clair County Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association.
In 2006, and at the age of 32, Abbott was accepted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and remains a current member. Abbott's legal peers awarded him an AV-Preeminent* rating with Martindale-Hubbell in 2010, at the age of 36. Since that time, Abbott has been recognized and awarded membership into several national organizations for his litigation skills in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Abbott has 2 children, and in his spare time enjoys college football, hunting/fishing, drums, cooking and live music.

Honors and Awards:

- Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2016
- Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, 2016
- Lifetime Charter Member of Distinguished Justice Advocates
- Lifetime Achievement Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys;
- "Top Lawyer" by B-Metro Magazine, 2016, 2017
- “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer” by The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016 and 2017
- “Top 10 Attorney” by the American Jurist Institute, 2016
- “Top 100 Attorney” by the National Trial Lawyers, 2016
- “Top 10 Attorney” by The National Academy for Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016, 2013
- “10 Best in Alabama for Client Satisfaction” and "Top 10 Attorney" for the State of Alabama by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016 and 2017
- Alabama Superlawyers, 2015
- “Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40” in The State of Alabama, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
- “Top 40 Under 40,” The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 and 2013
- Business Alabama Magazine's Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014
- Alabama Superlawyers Rising Stars, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2006
- AV Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2010
- American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Champion, 2000
- American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Regional Champion, 2000
- American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Competition, 1999
- American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Regional Champion, 1999
- Cumberland First Year Trial Competition Champion, 1998
- "Book Award" for Highest Final Grade, Advanced Evidence, 2000
- "Book Award" for Highest Final Grade, Medical Liability, 1999
- Order of the Barrister, 2000
- Order of the Barrister, 1999
- Michael V. Rasmussen Trial Advocacy Award, 2000
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, 2000
- Class President, Cumberland School of Law, Class of 2000

Bar/Professional Activity/Memberships:
- State Bar of Alabama
- State Bar of Mississippi
- State Bar of Georgia
- Barristers for The Supreme Court of the United States
- American Association for Justice
- The National Trial Lawyers
- Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee
- Mississippi Association for Justice
- Southern Trial Lawyers Association
- National Police Accountability Project
- American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
- Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
- Distinguished Justice Advocates
- American Jurist Institute
- The National Academy for Personal Injury Attorneys
- The American Society of Legal Advocates
- Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum
- Birmingham Bar Association, Membership Committee
- St. Clair County Bar Association
- Tribal Court of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automotive and Tractor Trailer Collisions
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Workers Compensation
  • Alabama Gaming Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Premises Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-407-9280  Phone
205-369-2256  Cell Phone
205-224-5576  Fax
www.outlawyer.com
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 2000
Year of First admission:
2000
Admission:
2000, Alabama, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2001, Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2004, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, Georgia
Memberships:
Alabama Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association
Mid-South Superlawyers
Million Dollar Advocate's Forum
American Association for Justice
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Alabama Association for Justice (Executive Committee)
Mississippi Association for Justice
The National Trial Lawyers
National Police Accountability Project
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
Distinguished Justice Advocates
American Jurist Institute
The National Academy for Personal Injury Attorneys
The American Society of Legal Advocates

ISLN:
917104525
Hobbies & interests:
Hunting and fishingCookingPlaying the drumsLive MusicCold beer

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (18)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0
  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/26/10 in Torts on 04/26/10

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/26/10 in Plaintiffs Personal Injury on 04/26/10

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    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/26/10 in Civil Litigation on 04/26/10

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/10 in Civil Litigation on 04/19/10

    Matt is one of the finest and most talented lawyers I have known. He meets the highest ethical standards in representing his clients.

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    Matt is one of the finest and most talented lawyers I have known. He meets the highest ethical standards in representing his clients.

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/12/10 in Personal Injury on 04/12/10

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 04/11/10 in Personal Injury on 04/11/10

    Matt specializes in personal injury work from the plaintiff side, while I handle tort litigation from the defense side. Thus we frequently are opponents. He has excelle...

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    Matt specializes in personal injury work from the plaintiff side, while I handle tort litigation from the defense side. Thus we frequently are opponents. He has excellent legal skills and is a very effective advocate for his client. His is forthright, and if he tells you something, you can count on it.

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/10/10 in Personal Injury on 04/10/10

    I have know and practiced around Mr 'Abbbot for more than 10 years. He is on of the really exceptional lawyers of our bar. Honest, industrious,and dedicated to his clie...

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    I have know and practiced around Mr 'Abbbot for more than 10 years. He is on of the really exceptional lawyers of our bar. Honest, industrious,and dedicated to his clients. Know him well and recommend him highly.jrs

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/10/10 in General Practice on 04/10/10

    I have know and practiced around Mr 'Abbbot for more than 10 years. He is on of the really exceptional lawyers of our bar. Honest, industrious,and dedicated to his clie...

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    I have know and practiced around Mr 'Abbbot for more than 10 years. He is on of the really exceptional lawyers of our bar. Honest, industrious,and dedicated to his clients. Know him well and recommend him highly.jrs

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/09/10 in Personal Injury on 04/09/10

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  • Matt Abbott

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/09/10 in Plaintiffs Personal Injury on 04/09/10

    Matt clerked in our firm while he was in law school. I have worked with Matt on litigated matters and others in my firm have worked with him as well since he began pract...

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    Matt clerked in our firm while he was in law school. I have worked with Matt on litigated matters and others in my firm have worked with him as well since he began practicing.I know him and recommend you rate him A-V

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