Matthew F. Totten

Top rated real estate attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

The Gilroy Firm
Matthew F. Totten
The Gilroy Firm

Practice Areas: Real estate, Civil litigation, Bankruptcy; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2013

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

The Gilroy Firm

1145 Hightower Trail
Atlanta, GA 30350 Visit website


A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Matthew F. Totten is an associate at The Gilroy Firm. Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, he provides representation to his individual and business clients in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and across the state. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, Mr. Totten is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.

The primary focus of Mr. Totten's practice is real estate litigation, in part centered on title disputes as well as lien priorities. He has also handled evictions and other landlord-tenant matters, and he has represented homeowners associations in cases involving bylaw and CCR violations. Mr. Totten has also worked on foreclosure litigation on behalf of lenders and mortgage service companies, and his experience includes the representation of creditors in consumer and business bankruptcy proceedings.

A native of Georgia, Mr. Totten attended the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration cum laude in 2007. After working as a financial analyst for two different companies, he then enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Totten was the managing editor of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business and served two summer clerkships before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. Prior to joining The Gilroy Firm in January 2018, Mr. Totten was an associate with an area real estate and litigation law firm. He volunteers his services to the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a large business fraternity.

Practice areas

Real estate: business, Civil litigation: defense, Bankruptcy: business, Insurance coverage

Focus areas

Condominiums & cooperatives, Landlord/tenant

  • 60% Real estate: business
  • 20% Civil litigation: defense
  • 10% Bankruptcy: business
  • 10% Insurance coverage

First Admitted: 2013, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • Eagle Scout
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Leader, Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Managing Editor of Volume 9 of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude

Office location for Matthew F. Totten

1145 Hightower Trail
Atlanta, GA 30350

Phone: 770-518-5515


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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