Matt Abbott


Matt was raised in Pell City, graduated from Grissom High School in Huntsville, drove a fork lift and played in rock bands in Decatur before moving to Auburn to finish his bachelor’s degree in 1997. In 2000, Matt graduated from Birmingham’s Cumberland School of Law at Samford University as Class President, then admitted to the State Bars of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi where he is recognized to practice in all state and federal courts. Throughout his career, Matt has been awarded membership into several national organizations for his skills in the area of Plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Matt is a newlywed, has two children, two dogs, and his hobbies include hunting and fishing, playing the drums, cooking and enjoying live music.


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

Honors and Awards:

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2016 to present
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2006 to present
  • AV Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2010 to present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial National Champion, 2000
  • 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
  • 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