Matthew R. Simpson

Associate

Atlanta Office

(404) 240-4221 phone
(404) 240-4249 fax

msimpson@laborlawyers.com




Education

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

Matt Simpson is an associate 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 2014.

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

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

News/Media

Georgia Puts Up Another Hurdle For Class Certification
March 27, 2013

Employee Free Choice Act Is Anything But Free
August 13, 2008

"A Practical Approach to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Misclassifying Workers"

Quotes and Soundbites

More And More Professionals Are Wearing Ink
March 18, 2014

Newsletter Articles

Are You Paying Your Detailers Correctly?
November 5, 2013

The ADA And The FMLA: Look Both Ways At The Intersection
November 5, 2013

Courts Don't Buy DOL's Position On Service Advisors
August 1, 2013

Reasons Employees Give For Joining A Union
November 1, 2009

Presentations

Hiring Employees You Won't Want to Fire – Southeast Locations
July 21, 2011

Tattoos, Piercings, and Scantily Clad Workers
BLR Webinar
2011

Processing Garnishments: A Guide for Georgia Employers
Lorman Education Services
2010

Recruiting and Hiring the Right People
DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce
2010

Social Media
Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
2010

Education

  • 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