Matthew R. Sellers, Associate

Matthew Sellers represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation across a wide range of cases. His practice runs the gamut from business disputes and matters on behalf of government entities to personal injury appeals. He's represented notable companies, including a prominent industrial conglomerate in long-running multidistrict litigation and a Fortune 50 retailer in breach of warranty cases. 

Matthew volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation, the largest provider of pro bono legal services to low-income Atlantans seeking safe and stable housing and fair pay, and serves on its Leadership Council. He is also active with the Federal Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. 

Before joining the firm, Matthew served as a law clerk to Judge Beverly B. Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and to Judge Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Outside the office Matthew is a member of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, rehearsing weekly with the group and performing several times a year. 

He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, his Masters in Modern Literature, with distinction, from Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and his Bachelor of Arts in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia.

Representative Work

Regularly defends the City of Atlanta in Open Records Act, Open Meetings Act, and First Amendment litigation, including successful defense of the City of Atlanta against constitutional claims by the Buckhead City Coalition.

Recovered millions for a high networth individual in accounting malpractice dispute, including spearheading expert and fact discovery.

Successfully arbitrated a complex business dispute for a minority LLC member, resulting in a $2.6 million award.

Secured remand of hundreds of cases involving civilian users of defective earplugs to state court and defended the order on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Regularly defends a major electronics company in product liability and breach of warranty cases.

Successfully orally argued in the Georgia Court of Appeals, leading to a published opinion on Georgia’s ante litem notice statute.

Obtained affirmance of an order declaring hospital authority property tax-exempt in the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Representing a prominent industrial conglomerate in a long-running multidistrict litigation.

Defeated dismissal of RICO and securities fraud claims by persuading a federal court that a cryptocurrency qualified as a security.


Secured asylum for two Afghan refugees who fled after the U.S. withdrawal, allowing them to resettle permanently in Atlanta.

Obtained jurisdictional maximum verdict in magistrate court trial of fraud and unfair business practices claims against a used car dealer.

Regularly volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Saturday Lawyer Program to represent clients in landlord-tenant and wage-and-hour disputes.

Professional Activities

Clarke-Carley Inn of Court, Barrister, 2023 - Present

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Leadership Council, 2021 - Present

Federal Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2021 - Present

Stonewall Bar Association

National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

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1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309


Stanford Law School, J.D., 2017

  • Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Immigration Law and Legal Ethics
  • Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review

Wolfson College, University of Oxford, M.St. in English, with distinction

  • Marshall Scholar

University of Georgia, A.B. in English, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Foundation Fellowship

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable Beverly B. Martin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Law Clerk, Honorable Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida