Matthew F. Barr

Biography

Matthew Barr has over two decades of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer. Matt’s civil litigation practice concentrates on the representation of healthcare and other professionals, retailers and landowners, and entities alleged to be liable for sexual misconduct by an agent or employee.

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 Expertise

Sexual Misconduct Litigation

Matt has successfully defended a variety of organizations involved in litigation arising out of the alleged sexual misconduct of an employee or agent of the organization. Matt has represented schools, placement agencies, and private businesses in such matters in Georgia and other states.

Professional Negligence 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.

Services

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology  (B.S., with highest honors, 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • DRI
  • ALFA International
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2005-2007, 2009, 2011-2012)
  • Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow

Trials

  • Taylor v. Suburban, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Dolgopolova v. Sullivan, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • AGL v. Mistras, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Williams v. Rojo Transportation, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Richards v. Total Transportation, Superior Court of Bryan County, Georgia
  • Henderson v. Parrott, State Court of Lowndes County, Georgia
  • Monteagudo v. Burton, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Moretz v. Stewart, State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Fiesta Brands v. Interplan, Superior Court of Hall County, Georgia
  • Bowbliss v. Quick Med, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Bitty v. Metropolitan Security, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Bauer v. CVS, State Court of Forsyth County, Georgia
  • Clark v. Revco, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia
  • J.B. v. Goldstein Garber & Salama, LLC, Superior Court of Fulton County , Georgia
  • Harris v. Spod Partners, Superior Court of Rockdale County, Georgia
  • Gilortiz v. Cintas, Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Richards v. Simon Property Group, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Hall v. Optioncare, State Court of Bibb County, Georgia
  • Goldman v. Clearvision Laser Centers, et al., State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Jackson v. Toys R Us, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Kendrick Phillips v. Simon Property Group, State Court of Bibb County, Georgia
  • McCoy v. Simon Property Group, Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia
  • Nestadt v. Simon Property Group, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Reed v. Walker, State Court of Bibb County, Georgia
  • Scruggs v. Georgia Baptist, et. al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Smith v. Five Star, State Court of Cobb County, Georgia
  • Theresa Drury v. Harris Ventures, Inc., State Court of Glynn County, Georgia
  • Leann Woody v. Karen Morin, CNM, et al., Superior Court of Rockdale County, Georgia
  • Chachad vs. CVS Pharmacy and Georgia Clinic, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Gerald Nestadt v. Simon Property Group, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Gilbert Goldman v Clearvision Laser Centers, et al., Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Gladys Lowe v. CVS Pharmacy
  • Regina Stamps v. CVS Pharmacy
  • Kara Myers v. CVS Pharmacy, State Court of Fulton County, Georgia
  • Angela Delaine Dover v. Revco Discount Drug Centers, Inc. and Kristy Tumlin
  • Ella Volcy v. Charter Mobil Homes, Superior Court of Appling County, Georgia
  • Elton Hassle v. Gwinnett Place Associates, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia

Presentations

  • "Excess Claims," American Law Firms Association Seminar, New York, NY
  • "Dealing With Default," Georgia Insurance Law Institute, St. Simons, GA