Matthew R. Lawrence

Matthew R. Lawrence

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Mr. Lawrence is a managing partner with Young, Thagard, Hoffman, LLP. He is from Valdosta, Georgia where his family has lived since the 1820s.

He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1993 with a B.A. in English. In 1996, Mr. Lawrence received his J.D. degree from Georgia State University. While there, he competed with the Moot Court Board and served as its president his third year. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Bar Association.

Mr. Lawrence is admitted to practice in all state and Federal courts in Georgia. His practice areas include civil litigation, including defense litigation, as well as representing Colquitt EMC, Grady EMC, and Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks and Recreation.

Since being admitted to the bar in 1996, Mr. Lawrence has tried jury cases in counties throughout South Georgia in state and federal courts as well as litigating before the 11th Circuit Court of appeals. Additionally, he has presented at defense seminars, Chamber of Commerce educational programs, and spoken to forestry groups around the state on the topic of Civil Liability for Prescribed Fire.

Mr. Lawrence is a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Electric Cooperative Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute and enjoys an AV Preeminent Peer review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Lawrence and his wife have two children and he is an avid woodworker.

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