Matthew Friedlander

Matthew Friedlander

Biography

Matthew Friedlander is an appellate litigator and founding partner of Webb Daniel Friedlander, LLP. He spent years honing his research, writing, negotiation, and trial skills at two international law firms, litigating a variety of complex, high stakes matters. Mr. Friedlander joined Laurie Webb Daniel to start Webb Daniel Friedlander, LLP as an appellate boutique to focus on the work he loves: motions, appeals, and strategic trial support.

While the focus of Mr. Friedlander’s practice is appellate advocacy in state and federal courts, he has experience representing a diverse array of clients in complex, high-value commercial and casualty disputes at all stages of the litigation process. This well-rounded litigation experience makes him a better appellate advocate.

Mr. Friedlander is a “lawyer’s lawyer.” Clients hire him before trial to provide a thorough analysis of all legal issues in the case and to draft complex discovery and dispositive motions. At trial, he works with trial counsel to preserve all potential appellate issues. This typically involves drafting and arguing motions in limine, making contemporaneous objections to improper testimony, documentary evidence, and arguments of counsel, drafting and arguing directed verdict motions, and guiding the court through the charge conference. After trial, he often drafts and argues post-trial motions and, of course, provides appellate representation by drafting appellate briefs and conducting oral argument before a panel of appellate judges.

Mr. Friedlander grew up in Evanston, Illinois, but moved to Atlanta to attend college at Emory University. He went back to Illinois for law school (graduating magna cum laude) and worked for a period of time at an international law firm in Milwaukee before returning to Atlanta, where he worked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, first as a staff attorney and then as a term clerk. Atlanta is now his permanent home. He lives in Buckhead with his wife and three kids.

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (magna cum laude)
  • B.A., Emory University (Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Wisconsin
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

    Honors & Activities

    • ALM/Law.com Southeast Legal Awards 2023: “On the Rise”
    • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers, Executive Committee
    • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers, Membership Chair
    • Law Clerk to Judge Frank M. Hull, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2015-2016)