Matt was the oldest of five boys raised in rural West Virginia. He attended college at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, before starting a family and enlisting in the United States Army. He served for ten years on active duty under the 101st Airborne Division and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded a Bronze Star in recognition of his meritorious service in combat. Before attending law school, he served as a Drill Sergeant for 15 months before being selected to serve as an instructor at the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he trained NCOs to become Drill Sergeants.
After making the transition out of the Army and immediately into The University of South Carolina’s School of Law, Matt began practicing in the South Carolina lowcountry. During that time, he became proficient in several areas of law and gained trial experience in felony criminal trials, including Court-Martial at Parris Island, South Carolina, as well as serving as counsel in several personal injury cases. Matt became an attorney to go to trial, and that is his practice focus.
In 2019, he made a move down the coast from South Carolina to Georgia, where he worked for an international civil defense firm in Savannah and continued to hone his skills and experience personal injury law from the defense perspective. Here, he represented insurance companies against the people. It wasn’t long before he joined The Murray Firm and made personal injury law his primary focus. In 2022, he became a Partner in The Murray Firm, and Murray & Adkins was established, continuing the traditions that Lloyd D. Murray Sr. and The Murray Firm has cultivated since 1978.
Today, Matt and Lloyd are a trial team well known to District Attorneys and Civil Defense attorneys state-wide. This gives the opposing party a tough choice – either resolve the case in favor of his client or take the case to trial and prepare for a long and difficult battle with an experienced trial team. It doesn’t matter whether the fight is with an insurance company, a corporation, or the state of Georgia in criminal matters. Murray & Adkins will provide aggressive state-wide representation on behalf of their clients.
Admissions & Associations
Georgia Trial Courts
Georgia Court of Appeals
Southern District of Georgia Federal Court
South Carolina Trial Courts
South Carolina Court of Appeals
South Carolina Supreme Court
District Court of South Carolina Federal Court
All Military Courts
The Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of South Carolina
Beaufort County Bar Association
Atlantic Circuit Bar Association
United States Drill Sergeant Association
Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers