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Profile - Matthew G. Moffett - Bio
Matthew G. Moffett
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Gray Rust St Amand Moffett & Brieske LLP
950 E Paces Ferry Rd., Ste. 1700
Atlanta, GA 30326
matt moffett is an “av” rated (martindale-hubbell) attorney, listed among the top 100 lawyers in georgia (super lawyers) in atlanta magazine, and selected among the legal elite in georgia trend magazine. matt has tried over 150 cases in state and federal courts.
over the last few years, matt has secured significant defense verdicts in numerous high risk cases. four of these cases involved wrongful death (motor vehicle and premises liability) where each plaintiff’s attorney asked the jury to award between $4 million and $5 million dollars in damages. another trial involved a permanent spinal injury from a third party criminal attack where the plaintiff’s attorney demanded $10 million, and another involved a case against a religious institution where the adverse attorney asked the jury to award $1 million.
born and raised in atlanta, matt majored in journalism at the university of georgia, from which he graduated cum laude. he attended emory school of law, where he won best advocate in the national moot court competition. the international academy of trial lawyers recognized him with their litigation award, and he was selected into membership in the order of the barristers.
during the early years of matt’s private law practice, emory asked him to return annually as an adjunct professor of law and teach by lecture and demonstration on effective appellate advocacy. when a west publishing affiliate learned about his teaching at emory, they asked him to create an audiotape program on appellate advocacy, which continues in circulation under the title “moot court success” (sum & substance).
legal organizations and insurers regularly ask matt to present on effective case evaluation, litigation and defensive trial strategy, and matt has given presentations across the country from new york to nebraska. he has presented at the annual meetings of state defense lawyer organizations (georgia, connecticut, michigan) and for the defense research institute. he has instructed at the dri trial tactics program and currently is an instructor at the trial academy of the georgia defense lawyers association. upon graduating from the clm litigation management institute, matt began presenting education and training seminars for member insurers of clm.
matt is the president-elect of the georgia defense lawyers association. he is a charter fellow of the litigation counsel of america, a member of the federation of defense & corporate counsel (fdcc) and member of the american board of trial advocates. he is a lifetime fellow of the atlanta bar foundation, which supports public service projects that assist youth, provides pro bono legal services, and promotes higher education through scholarships.
married to his high school sweetheart for over 24 years, matt and diane have two daughters, kate and megan, who attend marist school and st. martin’s episcopal school, respectively, with matt serving as a trustee at st. martin’s. matt and family are longtime members of peachtree road united methodist church, where matt has chaired the administrative board and now teaches in the adult education program.
when not practicing law, you likely will find matt either water skiing in north georgia or snow skiing out west. he also is a certified scuba diver and has dived both wrecks and reefs all over the caribbean.
Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP, conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a firm whose practice is devoted exclusively to civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys have been in the business of defending insurance companies, local governmental entities, and private corporations for over thirty years.
Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP has a broad-based litigation practice. We represent clients primarily in the areas of Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, and Local Government and Municipal Liability. Our other areas of litigation practice include ERISA, Professional Liability and Employment law.
Our attorneys possess high academic credentials, maintain strong community ties, and are committed to the pursuit of excellence. They communicate effectively and demonstrate the strictest personal and professional ethics as well as the utmost concern for our clients.
We utilize state-of-the-art technology and cost-effective methods to provide services in a timely, ethical, and professional manner. Our approach focuses on each client's background, needs, and goals. We respond promptly to telephone calls, report on cases regularly, and minimize our clients' risk by informing them of relevant changes in the law.
Our practice is built on our dedication to quality, our understanding of the law, and our long-standing relationships with our clients and the community.
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