Matthew Greer HawkAttorney

Matt Hawk is a seasoned attorney representing businesses and individuals in employment litigation and counseling, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims of all types, whistleblower litigation, and restrictive covenant disputes.  He has extensive experience independently handling all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigations and charge responses through pleadings, discovery, and trial.  Matt also handles a broad range of business and consumer issues, such as partnership disputes, contract negotiation and interpretation, insurance coverage claims, and class action matters.  In addition, since joining Sugarman Law shortly after its founding, Matt has become an accomplished fiduciary litigator in cases involving trustees and executors.

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
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 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 Labor and Employment and Business 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 FMLA retaliation, mixed motive discrimination claims, and premises liability.