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  Matthew F. Boyer
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Matt Boyer is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Atlanta office and Vice Chair of the firm’s national Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Liability practice group. Matt advises and represents insurers in a variety of third-party and first-party coverage matters arising under commercial general liability, personal auto, business auto, umbrella, and errors and omissions, professional liability, and property and crime policies. Matt has extensive experience in evaluating coverage and risk transfer issues with respect to construction defect claims, as well as a wide variety of other claims from catastrophic personal injury to international product recalls. From preparing coverage analysis and evaluations during claim investigations, to preparing reservation of rights and coverage position letters, to pursuing declaratory judgment and contribution actions, Matt works with his clients throughout the claim-handling process.

As part of his Extra-Contractual Liability practice, Matt is often called on by his clients to provide analysis and guidance with respect to evaluation of time-limited demands and avoidance of bad faith. He provides advice regarding claims of bad faith and has defended his clients against such claims in litigation in both state and federal courts.  Matt also regularly represents his insurer clients evaluating UM/UIM claims and defending them in litigation. 

Matt is also member of the firm’s Tort and Governmental liability practice groups. An experienced trial attorney, Matt has defended insured, corporate, and governmental clients in litigation throughout the State of Georgia. In addition to pre-trial resolution of his cases on summary judgment and at mediation, Matt has tried multiple cases to verdict in all of Georgia’s federal districts, and has represented his clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.   

Matt is a Major in the JAG Corps of the United States Air Force as a reservist and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) for the State of Georgia. As a SAAG, Matt has represented state government agencies, officials, and employees in constitutional litigation brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. After graduation from law school at Tulane University, Matt spent two years clerking for The Honorable W. Brevard Hand (dec.), Senior District Judge for the United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama.

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