J. Matthew Bolton
Matt joined the firm in August 2006 upon his return to East Tennessee, where he was born and raised. He devotes one hundred (100%) percent of his practice to litigation, representing individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil disputes, including but not limited to personal injury, premises liability, breach of contract matters. He also handles a large amount of family law matters (including divorce, child custody, and post divorce disputes) and criminal defense trial work at the state and federal levels. Matt graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and he graduated law school in 2006 with an emphasis on trial practice. Always with an eye on giving back to the community, he has served on many area boards, including the Dawn of Hope, Hands On! Children’s Museum, and he is a co-founder of the Lawyers Helping People Program, recognized statewide for its contributions in helping indigent citizens of the community obtain legal help in a variety of areas. In 2016, Matt was recognized by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys as a “Top 10 Under 40″ attorney and was also named as a Mid-South Rising Star in the Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a member of good standing of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Washington County Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, having graduated its yearly criminal defense trial college in March of 2012.