Matthew Wilson is a State Representative for District 80 in the Georgia House of Representatives. He serves as a member of the House Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee, the Education Committee and the Judiciary Committee. He is also recognized as one of Atlanta's top young trial lawyers and is a partner at Akin & Tate, PC. As a general practice litigator, he has experience in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil and administrative appeals, class actions, multi-district litigation, and complex business litigation cases.
After graduating the University of Georgia, Matthew taught sixth-graders at an inner-city, low-income public school in Texas as part of the national Teach For America program. After moving back to Georgia, Matthew spent two years as a political consultant in Atlanta that included working on a gubernatorial campaign and helping the State Bar of Georgia successfully complete a twenty-five year effort to update Georgia’s rules of evidence.
Matthew is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the boards for Georgia Watch and Red Clay Democrats. He was a member of the 2017 Lead Atlanta Class.