David Matthews
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David Matthews

David has litigated commercial, business, construction and many other types of cases for 30 years. He has practiced in state and federal courts across the country and typically has ongoing cases in multiple states.  This enables him to have a much broader perspective on judges, juries and likely outcomes of cases.  David implements this knowledge in the mediation process by working with the parties and helping them to understand how a judge, jury or arbitrator might view their position.

David has been a partner in the firm of Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, a national litigation firm, for 20 years.  He has a practical, current understanding of litigation which is valuable in the negotiation process.  He is in the trenches on a daily basis.  David has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors and designers in many states as well as owners and contractors in residential cases.  He is able to see the case from the viewpoint of each participant, and that translates to a high level of resolution

As a commercial litigator, David has handled disputes of all nature between businesses, contract disputes, fee/commission claims, trade, sales and property disputes as well as business divorce cases.  He has experience with companies of all sizes in many industries and appreciates the dynamics of companies in different situations.  He uses his experience to help the parties understand the big picture which they might not otherwise see until after the case has gone through trial and appeal.

One of David’s strong suits is his practice diversity.  He has successfully handled many high exposure premises, product liability, real estate and tort cases.  A broad range of litigation skills helps to develop an overall feel for the direction of cases and the personalities which impact the settlement process.  Also, there is an increasing number of construction and business cases that involve personal injury and it is sometimes difficult to find a neutral who has extensive experience in each area.

David was previously a partner with a full-service mid-sized firm where he practiced in business/ commercial litigation, construction, surety defense, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate litigation and domestic relations.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1986

Admitted to Practice

  • US District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts
  • State and Superior Courts
  • Ga Court of Appeals
  • Ga Supreme Court