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Mr. Careton R. Matthews Sr., Esq.

He is the Owner and Founder of The Law Offices of Careton R. Matthews, Trial Attorneys.  Which is a boutique law firm that specializes in criminal defense and personal injury litigation.


Careton Matthews Sr. has zealously represented injured victims and defended those accused of criminal wrongdoing,  since 1996 and has built a successful trial practice due to solid preparation, and skillful persuasive advocacy in the courtroom.  With over 28 years of experience, Attorney Matthews has been recognized for his skills and accomplishments by his colleagues, judges, jurors, clients, and many in the courtroom who have simply watched him in action.  Attorney Matthews has achieved not guilty trial verdicts in every county within Metropolitan Atlanta.  He has gone to trial and prevailed in some of the most serious felony cases that a person can be charged; including murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking, RICO, rape, burglary and DUI.

Attorney Matthews has represented numerous clients, including those with high profile media exposure, other attorneys, local law enforcement officers, businessmen, high school and college athletes, rappers, physicians, accountants, real estate executives, as well as those who attract less notoriety.

And also as a personal injury lawyer, Attorney Matthews has won a multitude of high dollar settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of his clients throughout his career.  His team of lawyers, which also include his adult children, routinely secure policy limits settlements on behalf of the firm’s clients.  Attorney Matthews has instilled in his team that in order to get the best results on cases, you have to prepare every case as if it were going to go to trial.  This type of preparation causes the opposition to see that we are willing to do what it takes to get the best outcome for our client; and often leads to favorable pre-trial settlements.  Otherwise, we are prepared for trial and are able to present a compelling case to the jury.  Each client’s case is important.


Attorney Matthews is licensed to practice in all Georgia state and superior courts, and the Georgia Court of Appeals .


He is also licensed to practice in the United States Federal Courts; Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.


Attorney holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morehouse College having graduated in 1990.

And he obtained Juris Doctorate law degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.


When Attorney Matthews is not working, he and his lovely wife, Tanya who have been married for over 30 years enjoy spending time together traveling, exercising, mentoring and forever learning.

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