Matthew Russell Lawrence

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Biography

Matthew R. Lawrence, a partner with the firm, is from Valdosta, Georgia where his family has lived since the 1820s. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1993 where he participated in the Demosthenian Society, the oldest student organization on the UGA campus. In 1996, Mr. Lawrence received his J.D. degree from Georgia State University. While there, he competed with the Moot Court Board and served as its president his third year. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Bar Association.

His practice areas include civil litigation, including defense litigation, creditors rights, Civil Rights litigation, and subrogation.

Since being admitted to the bar in 1996, Mr. Lawrence has tried jury cases in counties throughout South Georgia in state and federal courts as well as litigating before the 11th Circuit Court of appeals. Additionally, he has given talks at defense seminars as well as Chamber of Commerce educational programs.

Mr. Lawrence and his wife have two children and he is an avid woodworker.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Automobile Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
229-375-5991  Phone
229-561-4182  Cell Phone
229-242-5040  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996
Admission:
1996, Georgia
Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia.
Birth Information:
Grand Forks A.F.B., North Dakota, February 1, 1971
Reported Cases:
McKinnon v. Progressive Bayside Ins. Co., 629 S.E.2d 100 (Ga.App. March 23, 2006); Waye v. Continental Special Risks, Inc., 656 S.E.2d 150 (Ga.App. December 07, 2007); West v. Village Ford-Mercury, Inc., 567 S.E.2d 355 (Ga.App. June 19, 2002); Vera Snellings v. American Legion Post 512, Appeals, Negligence/Personal Injury, Ga.App., Jun. 4, 2008, A08A1932; David Williams v. Stone Creek, Appeals, Negligence/Personal Injury, Ga.App., Aug. 15, 2011, A11A2383.
ISLN:
912033059
Hobbies & interests:
Wood working, bird hunting, gardening

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 09/12/12 in Personal Injury

    I have opposed Matt in cases, and I have mediated many cases in which Matt was involved. He always is prepared and usually has a better grasp of the facts of the case than the opposing attorney, especially the medical facts.

    I have opposed Matt in cases, and I have mediated many cases in which Matt was involved. He always is prepared and usually has a better grasp of the facts of the case than the opposing attorney, especially the medical facts. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 08/16/12 in Litigation

    Matt is a brilliant, hard working and highly ethical lawyer - and a pleasure to work with as an adversary counsel.

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