Matthew R. Simpson
Matt Simpson is a partner in the firm's Atlanta office. He represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). Matt has extensive experience defending class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
A significant portion of his practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and garnishments. He also represents employers in discrimination and harassment claims, and counsels clients regarding day-to-day employment and wage-hour issues.
This includes extensive supervisor training as well as preparing sound employment policies and pay plans. Matt is a member of the firm's Automotive Dealership Practice Group.
While at Emory University School of Law, he was Symposium Editor of the Emory Law Journal.
Matt received the 2007 Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Award and has been listed in Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars since 2011. He was also named as one of the Top Attorneys Under 40 and as a Rising Star by Law360.
Matt was credited as an author on an E-Discovery Chapter in Workplace Data: Law and Litigation. The book provides an overview of legal issues associated with employment-related electronically stored information, focusing on discovery issues in particular.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Awards
- Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Recipient (2007)
- Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising Star since 2011
- Top Attorneys Under 40
- Law360 Rising Star
- Labor and Employment attorneys represent six offices1.1.15
- Five Other Lawyers Named ‘Rising Stars’2.21.13
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- One Day, Many Solutions Atlanta3.22.16
- Tattoos, Piercings, and Scantily Clad Workers
- Processing Garnishments: A Guide for Georgia Employers
Lorman Education Services
- Recruiting and Hiring the Right People
DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce
- Social Media
Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
- "A Practical Approach to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Misclassifying Workers"
- Wage and Hour Laws Blog2.25.13
- Emory University School of LawJ.D. 2007, with honors
- Texas Christian UniversityB.A. 2003, cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals