Matt Walker practices Workers' Compensation law and serves national and regional clients who have a Georgia presence. He has worked with both public and private companies and gained valuable experience litigating cases for clients in the automotive industry, health care, telecommunications, food & beverage, manufacturing, and trucking & transportation arenas.
Mr. Walker has taken and defended hundreds of depositions including those of expert witnesses such as physicians and vocational experts. He has developed proficiency in managing complex and high exposure workers' compensation claims involving technical and sometimes obscure medical issues.
In 2012, Mr. Walker, along with two colleagues from the firm, drafted an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of Georgia on behalf of the Georgia Self-Insurer's Association, Georgia Manufacturer's Association and the Georgia Poultry Federation in the case of McRae v. Arby's. In addition, he is a contributing editor to the Georgia Self Insurers Association, Workers' Compensation Desk Manual, Eighth Edition.
Since 2013, Mr. Walker has been an honoree on the Georgia Rising Stars® list, voted by his peers as one of Atlanta’s best lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Georgia are honored on the Georgia Rising Stars list.
Georgia State University, School of Law, J.D., 2006
University of Virginia, B.A., 1997
All Georgia State and Federal Courts
USDC Northern District
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
American Bar Association: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee
Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Atlanta Bar Association
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Presentation at the CWCP Re-Certification class at the Georgia Workers' Compensation Association Spring Conference. April 2016
“Ex Parte Communications with Doctors in Workers’ Compensation Cases: The Supreme Court of Georgia Stops the Madness in Arby’s v. McRae.” J. Benson Ward and Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 25, no. 145. January 2013.
“Are You Confused Yet? The State Of Idiopathic Injuries After Harris And Ward.” Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 24, No. 139. January 2012.
“United Grocery Outlet V. Bennett: Clarifying The “Change In Condition” Statute Of Limitations.” Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 20. No. 120. November 2008.
“Axson Timber Co. V. Wilson: Clarifying The Scope Of The “Premises” Requirement In Statutory Employer Claims.” Matthew D. Walker. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 19, no. 114. November 2007.