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David I. Matthews


David Matthews' practice focuses on construction litigation, including both commercial (contractors, owners, subcontractors and suits involving architects) and residential (owners, contractors and sub-contractors) construction. David represents businesses in all types of commercial litigation, including contract disputes and dissolution of business entities.  He also represents businesses in local and national national product liability actions.  In addition, David defends premises liability and professional liability actions.


University of Georgia, B.A., 1986

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court

Representative Experience

Successfully defended self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, renovates, leases and manages retail and office real estate throughout the U.S. and in Puerto Rico in dispute over ownership of fixtures in shopping center, resulting in dismissal of case.

Represented prominent Atlanta auction gallery; Air Force parts fabricator; and closely held commercial contractor in shareholder disputes.Successfully represented Georgia pre-employment screening service in breach of contract/unlawful termination arbitration and obtained significant counterclaim recovery for respondent.

Successfully represented many residential builders in breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence arbitrations.

Successfully represented multiple pipeline contractors in litigation across many states.

Successfully defended gas can manufacturer in district court and U.S. Court of Appeals product action, which set precedent for defense of industry.

Successfully defended and resolved multiple high exposure premises liability cases

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2024)

Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2024)

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association

Events & Speaking Engagements

Presented to Portable Fuel Container Manufacturers Associaton Re: Litigation and Discovery