Matthew R. Simpson

Partner

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

Recognition

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

News/Media

The Disparate Impact of Hiring Practices
February 1, 2016

Can Georgia's Small Businesses Afford New Salary Rules? Not Likely
September 12, 2015

Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside The Workplace
July 21, 2014

Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside the Workplace
May 6, 2014

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

Rising Star: Fisher & Phillips' Matthew Simpson
April 22, 2015

More And More Professionals Are Wearing Ink
March 18, 2014

Newsletter Articles

How Have Dealerships Fared In Fight Against Union "Quickie" Elections?
February 1, 2016

The Supreme Court Will Decide Service Advisor's Exempt Status
February 1, 2016

Proposed Overtime Regulations Will Likely Affect Your Dealership
November 2, 2015

Dealership Handbooks Remain In The NLRB's Crosshairs
August 3, 2015

Technology And The Workplace
May 1, 2015

The Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Dealership
February 2, 2015

Dealership Handbooks Are Being Picked Apart
August 1, 2014

Is Your Dealership Taking Advantage Of Employment Arbitration?
May 5, 2014

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

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