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Matthew Burgess

Matthew Burgess

The Law Office of Matt Burgess, Ltd. Co.
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI...
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Matt Burgess is a South Carolina attorney and has represented clients across the state in matters involving Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, General Civil & Appellate Litigation. Matt has been chosen a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40; selected by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as a member of their “10 Best Attorneys”; by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of South Carolina; and has been recognized by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys as a recipient of their Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award.

The Law Office of Matt Burgess, Ltd. Co. is located in downtown Rock Hill, where Matt regularly takes cases in York County and the surrounding areas- Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw & Lancaster counties- though he has also represented clients across South Carolina’s Midlands & Lowcountry, including Lexington, Richland, Sumter & Charleston counties, among others. He has appeared locally and nationally on major broadcast networks and their affiliates- NBC, CBS, FOX & CNN- and quoted by mainstream periodicals, his casework featured in publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, People & USA Today.

Matt can be reached at 803-909-9415, or, by e-mail, at info@mattburgesslaw.com.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Office of Matt Burgess, Ltd. Co.
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Criminal Defense, Personal Injury & General Litigation
Associate Attorney
Coffey, Chandler & McKenzie, P.A.
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Education
Charleston School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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The Citadel
B.A. (2010) | English Literature
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Awards
10 Best Attorneys (South Carolina)
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
For exceptional and outstanding client service
10 Best Attorneys (South Carolina)
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
For exceptional and outstanding client service
Commendation Medal
South Carolina State Guard
“Commendable service in providing pro bono legal representation to George Stinney, Jr., a young African-American wrongfully convicted and executed for the murder of two young girls in 1944. [Matt] Burgess undertook the research necessary to successfully bring an action to have his conviction overturned and his name cleared. [Matt] Burgess has also employed his significant legal prowess in the representation of veterans facing legal proceedings on behalf of the State Guard.”
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
2014-2017
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
2016-2017
Top 40 Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates ("ASLA")
Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 in the State of South Carolina, 2017-2018
Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys ("NACDA")
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for excellence in the field of Criminal Law, 2016-2017
Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
"State of South Carolina vs. George Stinney, Jr.", Wake Forest University School of Law Innocence & Justice Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law
"Justice for George", Black History Month event, Charleston School of Law
Charleston School of Law Black Law Students Association ("BLSA") and Criminal Law Society
A review of State v. Stinney (1944) discussing the various aspects of the case (background, racial influences, etc.) and the legal effort that led to the murder conviction of 14-year-old George Stinney, Jr. being vacated in 2014.
Websites & Blogs
Website
MattBurgessLaw.com
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Matt Burgess, Ltd. Co.
331 E. Main St., Suite 200
Rock Hill, SC 29730
USA
Telephone: (803) 909-9415