N. Matthew (“Matt”) Monroe has been practicing law since 2004, during which he has obtained broad experience in a wide variety of matters ranging from criminal defense to complex commercial litigation. He is admitted to practice before each of the federal district courts in Georgia and routinely handles cases at both the state and federal level throughout South Georgia.
Matt is an experienced criminal defense attorney and aggressively advocates for his clients in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases ranging from DUI to murder. Matt also has extensive experience representing juveniles charged with felonies in both superior court and juvenile court and, as a result, is knowledgeable regarding the specific legal procedures and protections afforded to juveniles accused of crimes in Georgia.
In addition to his criminal defense practice, Matt serves as Of Counsel to the Atlanta law firm of Gower, Wooten & Darneille, LLC. Through his affiliation with Gower Wooten, Matt defends insured individuals in litigation across South Georgia.
Matt is a skilled trial attorney, having tried seventeen cases before a jury as lead counsel in criminal and personal injury cases. Matt’s diverse criminal and civil litigation background, including experience arguing countless motions and navigating the nuances of the pre-trial process, has uniquely positioned him to be able to effectively advocate for his clients in any proceeding – civil, criminal or juvenile.
Matt graduated from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004 from Georgia State University College of Law. He is a graduate of the Leadership Lowndes Class of 2016 and an active member of Valdosta First United Methodist Church. Matt and his wife, also an attorney, are the proud parents of two very active children. In his free time, Matt enjoys running, UGA football and spending time with his family.
Matt’s jury trial experience includes the following representative matters:
- represented an individual charged with attempted armed robbery for allegedly attempting to rob an off-duty police officer. Matt’s client vehemently denied the allegation and the jury acquitted the defendant.
- represented an individual charged with two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun at two individuals and threatening them. Matt’s client vehemently denied the allegation and the jury acquitted the defendant.
- represented an individual charged with possession cocaine for allegedly knowingly possession cocaine in a bag they were carrying. Matt’s client denied knowledge of the cocaine and the jury acquitted the defendant on that charge.
- obtained favorable verdicts in the defense of personal injury cases involving disputed liability and alleged soft tissue injuries.