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Matt Allen Towery

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Matt Allen Towery

Of Counsel
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Biography

Matt Towery is Chairman of the Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. He is a native of Atlanta, is a nationally syndicated columnist, author, political analyst, pollster and attorney. He also has served as CEO of numerous companies, including, when sold, the largest sheet fed commercial printing company in the Southeast.

Matt also served in the Georgia House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Georgia in 1990 at age 30. He served as a strategist in numerous national and statewide political campaigns including as Chairman of then-Speaker Newt Gingrich’s political organization in the 1990s.

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In 1998, the Georgia General Assembly named the State Bridge at I-285 and Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County, Georgia, the “Matthew A. Towery Bridge.

Matt has authored numerous books including Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America which reached the number one bestseller position on Amazon.com.

He has appeared on every major news network and on shows ranging from The O’Reilly Factor-to-Hard Ball with Chris Matthews and with hosts ranging from Sean Hannity-to-Bill Maher. In 2011 he served as a weekly guest commentator for CNN. Since 1998 he has been a political analyst for the NBC, ABC, and now the Fox affiliate in Atlanta. As CEO of InsiderAdvantage he has served as pollster to many national news organizations including Politico and Newsmax.

He currently serves as the political analyst for numerous FOX affiliates in the South. He is also the political analyst for FOX 5 Atlanta, as well as a contributing analyst for Newsmax Cable News.

His nationally syndicated column is based out of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and is syndicated by Creators Syndicate out of Los Angeles.

Matt is an A/V Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and his varied legal career in his early years included the successful defense of a 17 year old facing the death penalty in Georgia. In later years he has served as counsel on mergers and acquisitions, crisis management for major corporations, and governmental relations. He currently is Of Counsel with Hall, Booth, Smith in their Atlanta office.

Matt’s next book will focus on the role that polling, news events, and punditry play in the financial markets. Matt currently heads up his family owned LLLP which keeps him actively involved in both the financial and real estate markets.

He is a graduate of England’s Cambridge University and Florida’s Stetson University College of Law. Matt serves with emeritus status on numerous boards including private and public universities. He and his wife Dolle reside in Atlanta and Snell Isle, Florida. He has two adult children.

Service Specific Experience

Government Affairs

Matt 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.

Credentials

ADMITTED
  • Georgia, 1987
EDUCATION
  • B.A. and M.Phil., International Relations, Cambridge University
  • J.D., cum laude: Stetson University

Memberships

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

Recognition

  • 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
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • James Magazine, 2017 Most Influential and Politically-Connected Attorneys

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

In the Press

Hall Booth Smith’s Towery Wins Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA – May 17, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. attorney Matt Allen Towery has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board, which recognizes lawyers who have achieved career longevity and excellence in their chosen field. Towery is Of Counsel and Chair of the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice
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Matt Towery Named to Stetson University Law School Hall of Fame

Hall Booth Smith would like to congratulate  Matt Towery, Of Counsel, in the HBS Atlanta office who was inducted into the Stetson University College of Law’s Hall of Fame at a campus ceremony. “We are proud that Matt’s contributions to law and government are being recognized with such a special honor.  We enjoy practicing with
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A look inside InsiderAdvantage/James Magazine’s “Influential Georgians” Event

Atlanta’s Commerce Club was the venue on the evening of September 29th for the InsiderAdvantage/James Magazine “2015 Influential Georgians” reception sponsored by the Atlanta law firm Hall Booth and Smith. Over 80 attendees– ranging from various state and local elected officials to prominent business, judicial and political leaders– were welcomed by InsiderAdvantage/James founder and chairman
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Hall Booth Smith Welcomes Matt Towery

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,
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