Attorney Matthew B. Stoddard
Owner of The Stoddard Firm
Matt Stoddard, the eldest son of a county planner and a computer programmer, grew up in Cary North Carolina where he attended public school and developed a passion for soccer. Matt attended college in North Carolina too – earning a degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After his undergraduate studies, Matt moved to Athens Georgia to attend the University of Georgia School of Law. He graduated with honors. While in law school, Matt was accepted to a partnership program that allowed him to study at what is widely considered the most prestigious university in the United Kingdom – Oxford. During his law school summers, Matt worked in the general counsel’s office of a Fortune 500 company and for a Nevada law firm that represented the vast majority of Nevada’s major casinos.
After obtaining a law degree, Matt moved to the Atlanta area where he worked for years defending the world’s largest appliance manufacturers in serious injury and wrongful death product liability cases, global transportation companies in serious injury and wrongful death tractor-trailer accident cases, and a variety of healthcare providers in serious injury medical malpractice cases.
In 2011, Mr. Stoddard stopped defending corporate interests and began a rewarding career representing those harmed by the negligence of others. Since that time, Matt has tried numerous high dollar serious injury and wrongful death cases in the Atlanta metro-area including cases in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County, and Clayton County. He has also tried multiple additional high dollar serious injury and wrongful death cases in some of Georgia’s rural areas including Hart County, Dougherty County, Richmond County, and Tattnall County.
While Mr. Stoddard is admitted in practice in the state and federal courts in Georgia, he frequently receives special permission to practice in other states. He has worked on cases as close to home as South Carolina and as far away as California. Mr. Stoddard is selective about the cases he takes, but that selectivity is based on the merits of the case, not the distance he must travel to achieve a just result.
Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly.
Matt has worked on many high-profile cases such that his trials have been featured on Courtroom Viewing Network. He is also frequently asked to help teach other attorneys and has done so via continuing education seminars for the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association to name a few. Mr. Stoddard has also been interviewed for his legal work by Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Gwinnett Daily Post, the Daily Report, WSB-TV, and 11 Alive News amongst other news outlets.
Regarding his personal life, Matt is happily married to the incredible Dr. Carrie Porter Stoddard – a clinical veterinarian and animal acupuncturist. When not at the office, Matt and Carrie can almost always be found in the presence of their two happy children: Samuel and Kendall. The Stoddards are big charitable contributors to rural hospitals, land conservation, and legal scholarship. Mr. Stoddard also participates in government as an appointed DeKalb County board member who advises and votes on certain urban planning matters.