ABOUT Amanda L. Matthews
Amanda L. Matthews is a partner with Nall & Miller, LLP. Ms. Matthews is a trial attorney specializing in motor carrier/transportation defense, premises liability defense, and healthcare/professional liability litigation.
Ms. Matthews currently represents several national and local transportation companies, owner-operators, and insurers in virtually all aspects of motor carrier/transportation litigation; from property damage/cargo claims to personal injury and wrongful death actions. These cases routinely involve Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation issues, allegations of negligent hiring/retention, company safety standards/policies, and expert witnesses in a variety of fields and scientific specialties. Ms. Matthews has been very successful handling these cases from their inception through to trial or settlement, including obtaining dismissals through summary judgment, excluding expert witnesses through Daubert motions, and presenting cases at mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Her practice also involves premises liability defense, as Ms. Matthews represents several national insurance companies and a variety of independent business owners. She handles simple and complex actions, ranging from traditional slip and fall personal injury claims to those involving civil liability for criminal actions (assault, battery, rape, etc.).
Ms. Matthews also works within the firm's healthcare practice group, representing several medical and psychiatric facilities in Atlanta in a variety of litigation proceedings. These range from informal judicial hearings to full jury trials on issues including patient rights, competency/involuntary commitment, hospital liability, patient care/abuse claims, and wrongful death – including the defense of medical malpractice actions.
Also within the healthcare practice group, Ms. Matthews represents physicians from a variety of medical specialties in their individual capacity and/or private practice, as well as several medical groups. Her services range from defending medical malpractice actions to providing general business advice on issues including incorporation and liability/asset protection, contract negotiation, general business documentation, and litigation risk analysis. Ms. Matthews provides similar general business advice to small business owners in other fields as well.
She has represented clients in cases involving product liability claims, catastrophic injuries, toxic torts, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, contract disputes, construction and fire litigation. Ms. Matthews also has experience handling plaintiff's cases involving fraud, breach of contract, property damages, subrogation, intentional torts, premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Ms. Matthews graduated from Georgia State University College of Law with an honors designation in litigation. In law school she served on the Moot Court board, and was President of the Trial Lawyers' Association, through which she received numerous honors and awards at local and national mock trial competitions as best advocate. She earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama with honors, and continues to be an avid University of Alabama football fan.
Areas of LAW
- Bus Accident
- Car Accident
- Drunk Driving Accident
- Health Care
- Motorcycle Accident
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death