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Meet the Wetherington Law Firm

We are a boutique litigation firm in Atlanta that represents plaintiffs in complex cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and class actions. Our firm only pursues high-value, meritorious lawsuits. We enjoy working with people who share our goals and have an earnest desire to make a positive difference in the world.  Large corporations and their insurance companies may not like us, but they respect the work we do and our results speak not just for ourselves, but for every client that hires us. When we file a lawsuit or claim, the people on the other side know that we have properly investigated the claims, know the applicable law, and are preparing the case for trial, not a quick settlement.

Seeking full and complete financial compensation for our clients is important, but it isn’t everything.  Money cannot bring a family member back, reattach a limb, or take away a lifetime of physical pain or mental anxiety.  Clients come to us because they know that helping others make informed decisions about their health, safety, and financial wellbeing is an important part of our mission.  We frequently work with law enforcement, legislators, and federal agencies to understand the root cause of problems.  This often leads to uncovering dangerous trends or patterns of behavior that must be changed.

Through legislation, refusing to settle unless changes are made, and simply sharing their stories, our clients’ have saved MILLIONS of people from serious injury or death.  Our clients understand that even saving one other person from being hurt or injured will help make every day of recovery a little bit better.  If you are considering hiring us for your case, it is important that you know that we care about you as a person and will work with you however you want to help make the world a safer and better place.

The Wetherington Law Firm and its lawyers have received just about every award or accolade available.  In 2020 and 2021 the Wetherigton Law Firm was voted one of the top 3 personal injury law firms in Georgia by other lawyers.  Our firm’s founder, Matt Wetherington, is nationally recognized for his trial record, philanthropic efforts, and consumer advocacy.  Matt was one of the youngest attorneys to be inducted into the ALM Veridicts Hall of Fame and his ability to effect change outside of the courtroom has earned praise from corporate leaders and all sides of the political spectrum.  Even Ralph Nader has praised him for his ethical and persistent efforts to craft solutions to difficult problems. The associate attorneys in the firm are equally decorated, including recognition from SuperLawyers, 40 under 40, Lawyers of Distinction, and dozens of others.


Our Perspective:

After a serious injury or financial loss, injury victims and their families are unwillingly thrust into a legal system that they are unprepared for and where the odds are dramatically stacked against them.  Often, this fact is not realized until it is too late.  What appears to be a straightforward problem can end in a financial or health disaster.

Despite rapid economic growth, record corporate profits, and stock market highs year after year, corporations — including those who we are expected to trust the most — continue to prioritize profits over everything, including health and safety.  Insurance companies are among the worst offenders.  Despite all-time high profits, insurers continue to raise premiums, deny claims, and refuse insurance to those who need it most.  Worse, individuals and small businesses that purchase insurance are not getting the protection they were promised and claimants do not receive the compensation they are ethically and legally entitled to receive.

When hiring an attorney, state ethics rules have made it extremely difficult for the public to distinguish between attorneys and understand their legal rights in the civil justice system.  Despite these rules, many personal injury attorneys use unethical and illegal tactics to solicit clients immediately after a personal injury.

Millennials are particularly vulnerable to corporate exploitation and unscrupulous law firms.  They are in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them.  Millennials have less wealth, less property, and slower career advancement than every other living generation.  This is a perfect recipe for corporate exploitation.

Our Mission:

We help young professionals even the playing field against insurance companies and predatory corporations.  Then we take steps to help others make informed decisions about their health, safety, and financial wellbeing.

Our Core Values:

  • Empowerment – We help our clients and the public take back control of their lives.

 

  • Innovation – We welcome ideas and pursue changes that will enhance our firm and the results provided to our clients.

 

  • Diligence – We read the documents, case law, and statutes that affect our clients.
  • Persistence – We follow up and we follow through. We do not give up or let things fall through the cracks.
  • Creativity – We challenge traditional ideas, patterns, and methods to find a better way to solve problems.
  • Diversity – We believe that growth and progress can only come through exposure to the new ideas and perspectives that diversity brings. We are committed to creating an environment within and outside the firm that respects, values, and supports diversity in all its forms.
  • Positive Thinking – We are thankful for the opportunities we have and the clients we work with. We strive to help all people live the best life possible, regardless of circumstance.
  • Integrity – We follow the rules and stand by our values in making decisions.

The Wetherington Law Firm Has Recovered Millions for Our Clients

Our attorneys are highly skilled and respected by opposing counsel and the judges presiding over our cases.  In many cases, settlement is not possible until a judge rules that the proper defendants have been named, the claims asserted are valid, and there is enough evidence to proceed forward to a jury trial.  By that point, it is too late to fix problems in a case.  It is important that you start with an attorney that has the experience and resources necessary to put your case in the best position possible.  Our attorneys have literally spent months in the courtroom presenting cases and obtaining record-breaking verdicts.  We also have attorneys that have spent years working for defense firms and know the traps that are set by corporations and their insurance companies.

How to Hire the Best Lawyers For Your Case

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is one of the most important financial decisions you can ever make.  There are a number of attorneys who hold themselves out as “experts” who have never tried a case or even settled a case involving catastrophic injuries or large financial losses.  It is important that you ask any prospective attorney about his or her experience with your specific type of case.  Not all lawyers are the same!

If you are ready to hire an attorney, complete our personal injury intake form or call us at 404-888-4444.  This is the fastest way to get started.  If we accept your case, it will be on contingency.  That means that you do not pay anything up front and only pay us if we win your case.  If we do not accept your case, we will help you find a lawyer who can.  We generally only accept cases involving significant injuries, financial losses, or serious threats to the general public.  However, we know many good attorneys and will make sure that you do not have to search around for someone to accept your case.

You Can Make a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Others by Hiring the Wetherington Law Firm

Call us now to get started.

We have offices in Atlanta and Macon. From these offices, we service Fulton and Macon-Bibb Counties. We will have more information about new office locations soon.

Have a Problem? We Can Help.

Call or email us today for a free evaluation of your case. If we are not a good fit for the case, will tell you upfront and help you find counsel that will help you.

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