Attorney:

Matthew Allen Towery
Of Counsel
Managing Director of Government Affairs - National
Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6957
F: 404-954-5020
E: MTowery@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Matt Towery is Managing Director of HBS Government Affairs – National and is a member of the Government Affairs practice group. Prior to Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Mr. Towery worked for McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP.

As a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as being the Republican Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in 1990, Matt Towery brings both his personal and professional experience to the HBS Government Affairs team. Mr. Towery is a nominee of the "John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award," for which he was nominated by Dr. Andrew Young and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. He was also chosen as "Outstanding Republican State Legislator of the Year" by the National Republican Legislator’s Association. Pace Academy honored Mr. Towery with its "Distinguished Alumnus Award" and the Stetson University Lawyers Association presented him with the "Paul M. May Award for Outstanding Services."  

Mr. Towery is CEO of InsiderAdvantage/Poll Position, one of the nation’s leading polling and market research companies.  He is also AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Also, he is the Managing Partner, Jo-Maur, LLLP

Practice Areas

Government Affairs

Mr. Towery has extensive government and political experience, including serving in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1992 to 1997, as well as being the Republican Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in 1990. He served as a top political strategist in senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial campaigns. From 1992 until 1998, he was chairman of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich’s political organization. 

Education

BA and M.Phil. International Relations Cambridge University

J.D., Cum Laude, Stetson University College of Law

Admitted

Georgia, 1987 

Publications

Paranoid Nation: The Real Story Of The 2008 Fight For The Presidency (Hill Street Press 2008)

Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America (Longstreet Press 1998; 2000) (Amazon.com Number One Bestseller)

Mean Business: The Insider’s Guide to Winning Political Election (Longstreet Press, 2000)

Nationally syndicated weekly column (Creators Syndicate, Los Angeles) 2001-present
 

Activities

State Representative, Georgia House of Representatives 1993-1997

Republican Nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia 1990

Member State Film and Video Commission (Governor Roy Barnes) 1999-2001

Chairman Newt Gingrich campaign committee 1991-1999

Co-Chairman Georgia Campaign Committee George H. W. Bush 1992

Co-Chairman, Georgia, Bob Dole for President 1996

Co-Chairman Johnny Isakson for U.S. Senate 1996

Co-Chairman/Chief Strategist Guy Millner for Governor 1994

Chairman, State Republican Convention, 1992

Special Assistant to United States Senator Mack Mattingly 1981-82

Speechwriter Mack Mattingly for U.S. Senate 1980

Speech and Debate Coach, Congressman Newt Gingrich 1980

Political Analyst Fox5 Atlanta 2011-present

Political Analyst WSB-TV (ABC) Atlanta 2006-2011

Chief Political Analyst WXIA-TV (NBC) Atlanta 1998-2002

Weekly Guest Analyst CNN 2011/12

Appearances include O’Reilly Factor (Fox); Hannity (Fox); Powerlunch (CNBC); Hardball With Chris Matthews (MSNBC); Early Today NBC; Fox &Friends; Nightline; Politically Incorrect (ABC)
 

Awards

National Republican Freshman Legislator of the Year 1993

Distinguished Alumnus Award Pace Academy 1996

Stetson Lawyers Association, Paul A. May Distinguished Service Award 2008

Mathew A. Towery State Bridge, dedicated 1998

Nominated, John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award by Hon. Andrew Young 
 

Memberships

Gridiron
Board of Overseers, Stetson University College of Law (Emeritus/Honorary)
Kennesaw University Foundation, Emeritus
Cherokee Town & Country Club (1986-present)
Commerce Club