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Matthew Leonard


Matthew Leonard concentrates his practice in mass tort litigation, insurance defense and construction litigation.

Professional Biography

Mr. Leonard works on a variety of matters including mass tort litigation, insurance defense and construction litigation.

Mr. Leonard is a shareholder in the Firm's Complex Litigation and Class Actions Group. His practice focuses on representing businesses in numerous industries and markets, including general contractors, subcontractors, third-party administrators, and motor vehicle carriers, in contract disputes, claims for negligence, fraud or other wrongful acts, disputes among business owners, and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Leonard assists with the coordination of nationwide litigation for an Atlanta-based global company. His construction practice involves representing construction stakeholders in litigation and arbitrations involving construction defect claims, design defect claims, claims for payment, and insurance and surety claims.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2022 – 2024)
  • Selected to Georgia Rising Stars in Business Litigation (2020 – 2024)



  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • John R. Parkinson Scholar
    • Business Law Society
    • Board Member – Law and Economics Society
  • Duke University, B.A., 2011, magna cum laude


  • Georgia, 2014
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2015
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2015
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018

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