Matthew B. Jager


Atlanta, GA
D 770.818.1295
[email protected]


J.D. – Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (2015)

  • Honors – Dean’s List (All Semesters); Scholar of Merit Award: Government Regulation of Business (Spring 2014); Damages (Spring 2015); Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Nominee (2014–15); Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Spring 2015); Winner of the Vulcan Materials Co. Scholarship for Outstanding Candidate Paper (Summer 2013)

B.A. – Auburn University (2012)


Matt Jager is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Atlanta office. Mr. Jager is admitted to practice in Georgia and Alabama.

Prior to joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, Mr. Jager’s practice focused on the defense of healthcare professionals and entities in malpractice litigation, as well as in administrative enforcement matters involving Medicare/Medicaid and professional licensing boards. Mr. Jager also represented healthcare and staffing companies in cases involving claims of negligent hiring, retention, and/or credentialing. Mr. Jager additionally has experience handling business disputes, trademark and trade secret litigation, and complex personal injury litigation on both the defense and plaintiff sides.

Mr. Jager is a graduate of Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Cumberland, Mr. Jager served as a Research and Writing Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and Chairman of the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum. Prior to law school, Mr. Jager obtained his undergraduate degree from Auburn University.

Bar Admissions


Georgia State Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • United States v. Griffin: Can a Convicted Codefendant’s Exculpatory Testimony Be Considered Newly Discovered Evidence on a Defendant’s Rule 33 Motion for a New Trial? 37 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 421.
  • DRI
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • 2022 SuperLawyer – Rising Star – Medical Malpractice Defense