Matthew Greer HawkAttorney

Matthew Greer Hawk is an attorney representing individuals and businesses in employment counseling and litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims, whistleblower litigation, and restrictive covenant disputes. Matt also handles a broad range of business and consumer issues, as well as matters involving the negotiation and interpretation of contracts, insurance coverage disputes, and the defense of class action claims.

Prior to relocating to Atlanta and joining Sugarman Law, LLP, Matt was based in Tallahassee, Florida. There, he worked for more than eleven years on both employment and business matters across Florida and southwestern Georgia, representing businesses of all sizes as well as state and local government entities.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2006•Georgia, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida


  • University of Florida, B.A., with honors, May 2001
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude, July 2004
  • Editor-in-Chief, Florida Journal of International Law, 2003-2004

Awards & Memberships

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2016
  • Member, Florida Bar and State Bar of Georgia Business and Labor and Employment Law Sections

Legal Publications

  • “Traveling the Boundaries of Statelessness: Global Passports and Citizenship” (co-authored with Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol), 52 Clev. St. L. Rev. 97 (2005).
  • Articles on premises liability, mixed motive discrimination claims, and FMLA retaliation.