Atlanta, GA – Hall Booth Smith welcomes Matt Towery, a lawyer, businessman and successful author, as Of Counsel and Managing Director of National Government Affairs. Matt’s extensive political and government experience includes serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1992 to 1997, Republican Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in 1990, campaign chairman for U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and chief strategist for a number of national, senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial political campaigns. Before leaving politics in 1997, Matt also served as the first and only Republican to preside over the then-Democratically controlled Georgia House.

Matt will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of InsiderAdvantage.com, one of the nation’s leading polling and political information companies as well as managing partner of his family’s investment partnership. Matt has served as on-air political analyst for Atlanta’s three most watched network affiliates and is currently with Fox5. He has authored several books including Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America which reached number one on Amazon.com. He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1987 and is AV rated.

Matt joins HBS’s Government Affairs group, which is led by Brad Carver and includes former State Senator and a Minority Leader Michael Meyer Von Bremen, Patrick Millsaps, former Chief of Staff to Newt Gingrich's Presidential Campaign, Kevin Abernethy, State Ethics Commission Chair, and Rufus Montgomery. The group, which has doubled in size over the past few years, offers clients across industries, nonprofits, counties, cities, school boards comprehensive representation and advice in the government arena. Leveraging our connections, regulatory know-how and legal experience, our Government Affairs group works with local, state and federal government officials to craft good policy and address our clients’
 legislative, regulatory, and legal concerns. Many of the team’s members are recognized as Super Lawyers, Top Guns and among the most influential leaders in the state of Georgia.

“If you want to know what a top-notch Government Affairs team looks like, look at Hall Booth Smith,” says Brad Carver. “The addition of Matt Towery with his vast political and legal experience is another example of our commitment to excellence and strategic growth.”

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is a full-service law firm with nine regional offices in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more than twenty years, HBS has delivered quality legal services with a mission “to ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation in a personally satisfying firm environment.”