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Anthony Matthews

Anthony Matthews

Providing high-quality legal & trial services to seriously injured victims.
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • Georgia
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Anthony Matthews is an aggressive Georgia trial attorney serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Based in Cumming, Georgia, he is primarily focused on providing high-quality legal services to victims of serious injury and violence. Anthony has been a Georgia trial attorney for his entire legal career and is proud to have many successful jury verdicts.

Anthony started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Walton County, Georgia, where prosecuted criminal offenders for financial crimes, violent offenses, drug offenses, domestic violence, DUI, and other driving-related crimes. He then began to specialize in insurance matters as a Legal Officer to the Georgia Insurance Department, where he enforced insurance laws. It was here that Anthony learned the true power of Big Insurance Companies, and how they use their size and influence to marginalize everyday people.

Anthony has spent years working on both sides of the law when it comes to personal injury cases. He knows how to maneuver the insurance system...and when the system is broken, he knows how to seek justice through the Courts. Anthony focuses on a small number of cases so that he can provide the highest quality to his personal injury clients.

"Many clients come to me with serious injuries that have been minimized by the insurance adjuster, and sometimes by other personal injury law firms. I understand that these injuries are personal to the individual, and likely one of the most significant events in their life. I do what it takes to make the insurance company take responsibility for those injuries, including a jury trial if necessary."

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
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  • Free Consultation
    We will meet with you and evaluate whether you have a valid personal injury case. There is no commitment to retain us as your attorney.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Our contingency fees range from 33 percent to 45 percent depending on the type and complexity of your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates
Associate Attorney
Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout
State of Georgia
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Brigham Young University-Idaho
B.S. (2010) | Business
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Professional Associations
American Bar Association  # 02534431
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Activities: Tort Trial & Insurance Section Member
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. My mother passed we got a wrongful death suit my step father was made HOE and did not follow through on all terms.
A: In a Georgia Wrongful Death case, the surviving children have the right to share the recovery with the surviving spouse. However, under Georgia law, the surviving spouse cannot receive less than one-third of the wrongful death damages (with limited exceptions). In the scenario you have described (a surviving spouse and two surviving children) each family member should receive one third of the recovery (with limited exceptions).

The surviving spouse has a duty to act as a representative for the surviving children in bringing the wrongful death claim. After settlement and recovery of funds, the attorney for the surviving spouse should hold the funds in trust and make sure they are divided to the surviving family members according to Georgia law.

You may have a claim if the attorney has improperly distributed the funds or the surviving spouse has refused to distribute them to you after the settlement and recovery are completed. Many factors could affect whether you have a claim, and who the claim is against. I recommend contacting a Georgia Wrongful Death attorney to consult about your options.
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Q. I was arrested for a crime and got my court date a few days ago court papers have different charges. Why?
A: Regarding the charges themselves, a District Attorney has the right to dismiss, modify, or upgrade charges based upon his/her evaluation of the case. Bottom line, they do not have to do what the police arrest you for.

Felony charges have the potential for serious prison time, so it is really important for you to get an attorney as soon as possible. If you cannot afford an attorney, the State of Georgia must provide one to your at no cost in a criminal case. Contact the Public Defender's office in your jurisdiction and fill out an application for representation.
Q. Do lawyers accept anti-SLAPP cases on contingency?
A: It would be very uncommon to see a contingency fee on an anti-SLAPP lawsuit because their is no guarantee of payment even if the case is successful. Frequently, even in a SLAPP suit, the parties will reach alternative settlement arrangements that do not result in the case going to Court. Even though the case appears to be a SLAPP suit to the Defendant, the lawyer might actually recommend settlement. Even if a case does go to Court and resolve in the Defendant's favor, the Court may still have some discretion to award attorney fees.

SLAPP suits can be incredibly stressful for the individual being sued for this very reason. They have to pay for a lawyer out of pocket to prevent another person (usually a larger wealthier company) from taking advantage of their financial weakness. Seek out an aggressive, well-rounded civil litigator who is prepared to defeat the suit and recover fees.

Many well-rounded civil litigators will work as Plaintiff or Defense counsel depending upon the type of case involved. Sometimes alternative fee agreements can be reached, such as flat fees, or reduced fees until a case goes to trial.
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The Matthews Law Firm
566 Peachtree Parkway
Suite 122
Cumming, GA 30041
Telephone: (470) 203-9623
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