Matt Abbott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Vestavia Hills, AL

Abbott Law Firm, L.L.C.
 | 2820 Columbiana Rd, Suite 100
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Phone: 205-338-7800
Fax: 205-224-5576
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Consumer Law (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Matt Abbott proudly represents the legal needs of those with personal injury and wrongful death claims.  From his law practice in Birmingham, Alabama, he focuses on the litigation areas of tractor-trailer accidents, automobile accidents, defective product liability, and medical and pharmaceutical negligence.  He also serves clients who need representation for workers' compensation as well as those who have been victims of consumer fraud and insurance bad faith.  Abbott also strives to protect those who are the victim of civil rights violations and wrongful govenrment oppression.  Abbott also works to hold those accountable for fraud against the government by his involvement with multiple qui tam claims under the False Claims Act.  Abbott currently has litigation pending in multiple states and jurisdictions across the country.  

After his graduation from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2000, Mr. Abbott was admitted to the Alabama State Bar.  Additionally, he is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Georgia as well as in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Court.  He is a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama as well as for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and 11th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Abbott recognizes the value of professional organizations and belongs to the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Mississippi Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.  Abbott is also a member of the National Police Accountability Project, Barristers for the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the St. Clair County Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association.

Mr. Abbott's peers awarded him an AV-Preeminent* rating with Martindale-Hubbell in 2010, at the age of 36.  That same year, Business Alabama magazine honored him as an Alabama Outstanding Young Lawyer, and did so again in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  In 2006, and at the age of 32, Abbott was accepted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and remains a current member.  In 2012, Mr. Abbott was chosen by The National Trial Lawyers, "Top 40 under 40," being recognized for the same award in 2013, as well as being selcted by The American Sociaty of Legal Advocates as "Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 In The State of Alabama."  Also in 2013, Abbott was recognized as a "Top 10 Attorney" for the State of Alabama by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.  In 2016, Abbott was recognized as a "Top 10" attorney for the State of Alabama by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, selected by B-Metro Magazine as a Top Lawyer of 2016 and was selected as a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America.  As a respected voice of experience in the legal field, he is a sought-after speaker on legal programs in the state.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (20%)

Criminal Defense (10%): Assault & Battery, False Accusations

Consumer Law (10%): Consumer Protection, Fraud

Civil Rights (10%): Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Assault & Battery, False Accusations, Consumer Protection, Fraud, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2014

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About Matt Abbott

Admitted: 2000, Alabama

Professional Webpage: https://www.outlawyer.com/about-the-outlawyer.html

Honors/Awards:

  • "Book Award" for Highest Final Grade, Medical Liability, 2000
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" by B-Metro Magazine, 2018
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" by B-Metro Magazine, 2017
  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 in The State of Alabama, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" by B-Metro Magazine, 2016
  • Scholar of Merit, Medical Liability and Advanced Evidence
  • Class President, Cumberland School of Law, Class of 2000
  • Cumberland First Year Trial Competition Champion, 1998
  • Order of the Barrister, 1999
  • "Book Award" for Highest Final Grade, Advanced Evidence, 2000
  • "Top 10 Attorney" for the State of Alabama by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
  • Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, 2016
  • Awarded AV Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2010
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Champion, 2000
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, 2000
  • Order of the Barrister, 2000
  • Awarded Membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2006
  • Awarded "Top 10 Attorney" for the State of Alabama by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Awarded Business Alabama Magazine's Alabama Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 and 2013
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Semi-Finalists, 1999
  • Michael V. Rasmussen Trial Advocacy Award, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tribal Court of Poarch Band of Creek Indians, 2011
  • Chairman,  New Lawyers Membership Committee, Alabama Association for Justice, 2004
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Member, Executive Committee, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • Southeastern Mock Trial Regional Coordinator, American Association for Justice, 2005
  • Georgia, 2007
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2000
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)
  • Mississippi, 2001
  • Member, Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2000
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2000
  • Member, Executive Committee, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Mississippi, 2001
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alabama, 2000
  • Member, St. Clair County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Member - National Police Accountability Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Speaker on Numerous Television Legal Programs in Alabama

Educational Background:

  • Auburn University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997
Office Location for Matt Abbott

2820 Columbiana Rd
Suite 100
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Phone: 205-338-7800

Fax: 205-224-5576

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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