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Attorney Matt Abbott “The Outlawyer®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, employment discrimination and wrongful government oppression.  Abbott works to hold those accountable for fraud against the government by his involvement with qui tam claims under the False Claims Act.  Abbott is currently involved in litigation pending in multiple states and jurisdictions across the country.  

After his graduation from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2000, 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 American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, the Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee, the Mississippi Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.  Abbott is a member multiple National Personal Injury Associations, 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.

In 2006, and at the age of 32, Abbott was accepted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and remains a current member. Abbott's legal peers awarded him an AV-Preeminent* rating with Martindale-Hubbell in 2010, at the age of 36.  Since that time, Abbott has been recognized and awarded membership into several national organizations for his litigation skills in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Abbott has 2 children, and in his spare time enjoys college football, hunting/fishing, drums, cooking and live music.

Education

Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 2000
Auburn University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997

Honors & Awards

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2016

Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, 2016

Lifetime Charter Member of Distinguished Justice Advocates

Lifetime Achievement Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys;

"Top Lawyer" by B-Metro Magazine, 2016 & 2017

“Top 100 Litigation Lawyer by The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016 and 2017

“Top 10 Attorney” by the American Jurist Institute, 2016

“Top 100 Attorney” by the National Trial Lawyers, 2016

“Top 10 Attorney” by The National Academy for Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016, 2013

“10 Best in Alabama for Client Satisfaction” and "Top 10 Attorney" for the State of Alabama by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016 and 2017

Alabama Superlawyers, 2015

Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 in The State of Alabama, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012 and 2013

Business Alabama Magazine's Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Alabama Superlawyers Rising Stars, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2006

AV Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2010

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Champion, 2000

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Regional Champion, 2000

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Competition, 1999

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Regional Champion, 1999

Cumberland First Year Trial Competition Champion, 1998

"Book Award" for Highest Final Grade, Advanced Evidence, 2000

"Book Award" for Highest Final Grade, Medical Liability, 1999

Order of the Barrister, 2000

Order of the Barrister, 1999

Michael V. Rasmussen Trial Advocacy Award, 2000

International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, 2000

Class President, Cumberland School of Law, Class of 2000

Bar/Professional Activity/Memberships

State Bar of Alabama
State Bar of Mississippi
State Bar of Georgia
Barristers for The Supreme Court of the United States
American Association for Justice
The National Trial Lawyers
Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Committee
Mississippi Association for Justice
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
National Police Accountability Project
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
Distinguished Justice Advocates
American Jurist Institute
The National Academy for Personal Injury Attorneys
The American Society of Legal Advocates
Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum
Birmingham Bar Association, Membership Committee
St. Clair County Bar Association
Tribal Court of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama