Matthew W. Herrington

Of Counsel

Matthew W. Herrington is an experienced attorney who frequently works with DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC, on wage and hour matters and other employment matters. Matthew grew up in the Florida panhandle and has been based in Atlanta since completing his legal studies.

Matthew’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of Employment and Labor Law, FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Litigation and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Litigation. He also has extensive experience in matters relating to negotiation of employment and severance agreements, employee benefit disputes (e.g., pensions, group life insurance), forced labor and human trafficking, and various forms of illegal retaliation.

Much of Matthew’s career has been dedicated to combating misclassification and tip theft on behalf of nightclub and food service workers. In recent years, Matthew’s focus has grown to include protection of employees from predatory employment contracts seeking to enforce illegal “tuition repayment” provisions. Matthew’s experience includes litigation in all of Georgia’s primary trial and appellate courts, both state and federal.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • John Alton Hosch, Lumpkin, and Law School Association Scholarships
  • Harvard University, M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2008
    • Stefurak Scholarship Fund in Ukrainian Studies
    • Graduate Research Fellowship, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
  • Florida State University, B.A. in Russian with Honors in the Major, 2004
    • Uhrhan Scholarship for an Outstanding Senior, Dept. of Modern Languages
    • Named “Outstanding Undergraduate in Slavic” in three different years

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional memberships & affiliations:

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia chapter (NELA-GA)