Matthew R. Simpson


Matt Simpson is a partner in the 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 and United States Department of Labor.

A significant portion of his practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and garnishments. Matt 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. He is a member of the Firm's Dealership Practice Group.  While at Emory University School of Law, Matt was Symposium Editor of the Emory Law Journal.

He received the 2007 Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Award and was listed in Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars from 2011 to 2015. 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 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. 


Representative Work

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Defeat Single Plaintiff's Attempt to Certify FCRA Class Action
Appellate Confirmation that Clark Atlanta University Has No Legal Obligation to Pay Bonuses

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Court Admissions

Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
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


Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers List
February 20, 2015

Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Recipient - 2007
Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising Star since 2011
Top Attorneys Under 40
Law360 Rising Star


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
    J.D. 2007, with honors
  • Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX
    B.A. 2003, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia