Matthew Abbott | Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyer
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How did you build a successful practice?
Being an honest “straight shooter” to my clients. Making sure clients felt comfortable with me and my legal advice, while also going that extra mile to make sure clients know that I care about them and the situations they have been placed in. Many of my current clients were referred to me by former clients. That makes me proud.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for someone that is accessible that a client can trust and relate to. Not a lawyer who pushes their concerns off to an assistant.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I can provide the best legal opinion that I can from the facts and questions submitted. I will always be a “straight shooter” with anyone who calls me looking for advice. If I believe I can help, I will let that person know. If I believe they do not have a claim that is in their best interest, or if they do not need a lawyer, I will say so.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
When did your injury occur? How did your injury occur? Were there any witnesses? Do you have an accident report? What injuries dis you sustain? Where did you go for medical treatment? Have you been contacted by an insurance company? Did you give an insurance company a recorded statement?
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I am not a stereotypical lawyer. I am a “straight shooter” who tells it like I see it. I speak in ordinary language that everyone can understand, and I am here to help folks that have been wronged by someone else. I listen to loud music, I don’t like to shave and have no problem growing my hair.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping someone who was on the edge of being completely taken advantage of before the called me. I also take great pride in getting defective products taken off the market so they do not cause injury or harm to others.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
I love to hunt and fish, watch football and enjoy live music of all types.
Are you involved in your community?
I support my community by contributing to disabled veterans organizations, supporting local symphonies and I also have a passion for ending homelessness. No one should be homeless and without an opportunity for housing, change and medical treatment in our current society.
|Managing Member||Abbott & Davis, L.L.C.||Alabama||October 2007 – December 2010|
|Attorney / Owner||Abbott Law Firm, LLC||Birmingham, AL||January 2011 – Present|
|Managing Member||Abbott Law Firm, LLC||Birmingham, AL||January 2011 – Present|
|Partner||Church, Minor, Abbott, Furr & Davis, P.C.||Alabama||January 2005 – October 2007|
|Cumberland School of Law, Samford University||J.D.||Law School||2000|
|Auburn University||B.A. - magna cum laude||N/A||1997|
|John C Calhoun State Community College||Associate’s Degree||Biology/Music||1995|
|State / Court||Date|
|U.S. Supreme Court||2004|
- -Birmingham, St. Clair County and American Bar Associations
-Alabama State Bar
-The Mississippi Bar
-State Bar of Georgia
-Million Dollar Advocate's Forum
-American Association for Justice
-Southern Trial Lawyers Association
-Alabama Association for Justice (Member, Executive Committee)
-Mississippi Association for Justice
Honors & Awards
- -magna cum laude | Auburn University
-Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) Mock Trial National Champion
-International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
-Michael V. Rasmussen Trial Advocacy Award
-"Book Award," Medical Liability; Advanced Evidence. Barristers for the Supreme Court of the United States of America
-The National Trial Lawyers "Top 40 under 40"
WOOD v PUBLISH
Attorney for the Plaintiff in a case that was filed in Alabama but ruled to be heard in Tennessee. The Plaintiffs are the parents of the decedent, Landon Wood, who died after eating a cookie from one of the Defendant's stores. Said Decedent had a severe tree nut allergy and died after taking three bites of the cookie sold by the Decedent. According to the Plaintiffs, the mother of the Decedent asked and was specifically told that the product did not contain nuts. The Plaintiffs assert that Publix is at fault and that their son's death could have been avoided had the company published the ingredients on the bakery bag. The Defendant filed a motion to dismiss, however it was denied and the case is ongoing.
SURLES V. CITY OF ASHVILLE
Appellee: Attorney for the appellee, the City of Ashville and the American Legion. At issue is an ordinance passed by the city of Ashville which regulated bingo games within the city. The sheriff's department appealed this decision arguing that the new ordinance allowed for groups like the American Legion to operate illegal gaming. Upon review of he complaints, the ordinance and all the relevant legal history, the court found that there was no err on the part of the original decision. The judgement was affirmed and the appeal dismissed.
- -Medical Liability; Advanced Evidence
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(2001) Licensed as Attorney in Mississippi. Verified with The Mississippi Bar.||August 18, 2016|
|(2000) Licensed as Attorney in Alabama. Verified with Alabama State Bar.||August 18, 2016|
|(2007) Licensed as Attorney in Georgia. Verified with State Bar of Georgia.||August 18, 2016|
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