Matthew M. Williams

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Having successfully tried cases throughout Mississippi and Alabama, Matt’s practice is primarily focused in the areas of First and Third Party Insurance Defense, Trucking and Transportation, Employer’s Liability, Professional Liability and Construction. Matt’s aggressive mindset and well-reasoned approach to litigation has routinely produced favorable verdicts and results for clients. As a testament to these results, Matt serves as local counsel to some of the largest insurance carriers in the United States and abroad and is also often called on to represent his clients’ interests in corporate acquisitions and other transactional matters.

A skilled negotiator and litigator, Matt is adept at quickly and efficiently evaluating claims to assist the client in deciding whether the matter should be resolved early or taken through trial. Serving on the firm’s Emergency Response Team, Matt is no stranger to meeting the needs of his clients at all hours of the day or night. This commitment to 24/7, on-site emergency response allows Matt to immerse himself in the earliest stages of a claim, gathering details and witness reactions that help clients to anticipate the demands of the claim and position their defense. Understanding that the claim belongs to the client, not him, Matt actively engages and collaborates with his clients in all phases of the claim, ensuring that his clients’ needs and wants are meaningfully addressed.

Matt joined Galloway Law Firm after having already established his presence in Mississippi. A native of Pascagoula, Matt has remained a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast. Recognizing the need to give back to the community that has helped shape his career, Matthew has remained professionally and civically active. He is a member of the Mobile County, Harrison County and Jackson County Bar Associations; the Jackson County Young Lawyers Association and the Russell, Blass, Walker chapter of the American Inns of Court. In 2012, and again in 2014, he was honored with an appointment by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs to serve as Vice-President of the city’s Economic Development Council. Additionally, Matt serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Back Bay Mission, a local non-profit aimed at eradicating poverty along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Matt received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. This client review rating provides the perspective of the client and recognizes lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Amusements, Sports & Recreation
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Subrogation
  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Amusements, Sports, and Recreation
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(228) 214-4250  Phone
(228) 214-9650  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Mississippi, B.A., Political Science and Journalism
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; 2007, Mississippi; 2017, Alabama; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


The Defense Research Institute

Harrison County Bar Association

Jackson County Bar Association



Reported Cases:
In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Emma Hester v. David Hester, et. al, 989 So.2d 986 (Miss. Ct. App. 2008); Diana Louise Sawvell v. Gulfside Casino Partnership, Inc., No. 2013-CA-01617 (Miss.Ct. of App. 2015).

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (38 reviews)
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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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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/24/13 in Civil Litigation

    Matthew is a brilliant young attorney who brings 100% of his energy into his efforts to best serve his clients. He is a superior young attorney.

    Matthew is a brilliant young attorney who brings 100% of his energy into his efforts to best serve his clients. He is a superior young attorney. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Hiring Partner on 05/23/18 in Insurance Defense

    Matt's deduction and reasoning along with his general knowledge of the law make him one of the best and brightest young lawyers in Mississippi.

    Matt's deduction and reasoning along with his general knowledge of the law make him one of the best and brightest young lawyers in Mississippi. Read less

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