Matthew F. Barr

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303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30308-3243


Matthew Barr is a senior partner with Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP. Matt has over a decade of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer. Matt’s civil litigation practice concentrates on the representation of healthcare and other professionals, as well as retailers and landowners.

Matt takes pride in his ability to work with his clients, other attorneys, and judges, in a respectful and professional manner. Matt has tried numerous cases throughout the state and federal courts of Georgia and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Professional Experience

Professional Liability Litigation

Matt has successfully defended a variety of professionals in virtually every type of malpractice litigation. Matt has represented physicians, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, psychiatrists, physical therapists, counselors, architects, engineers, real estate brokers and agents, and numerous facilities, including hospitals and mental health treatment facilities. Representative matters include wrongful death cases, bad baby cases, obstetrical cases, radiological cases, and emergency medicine cases.

Premises Liability Litigation

Matt has represented several of the nation’s leading retailers and landowners in a variety of premises liability matters, including slip and fall cases, negligent security cases, assault cases, and false imprisonment cases.

Professional affiliations



"Excess Claims," American Law Firms Association Seminar, New York, NY (2008)

"Dealing With Default," Georgia Insurance Law Institute, St. Simons, GA (2005)


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J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law (1997)

B.S., Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, with highest honors (1994)

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