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Allen L. Broughton

Allen L. Broughton is a practicing Georgia attorney and North Carolina personal injury lawyer who has earned a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer. He has earned significant recoveries for his clients and several million and multi-million dollar rewards. He practices in both the firm’s Georgia office and the North Carolina office, with an emphasis on personal injury, product liability, premises liability, and auto and motorcycle accident cases.

Allen began his career in a large Atlanta law firm where he gained extensive experience defending insurance companies, trucking companies, auto accident defendants and retail business establishments for both injury and commercial litigation cases. Allen started his own firm in 2000, focusing his practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered a personal injury. Allen has excelled at reaching positive results for his clients in personal injury matters, due in large part to Allen’s background in handling insurance matters pertaining to personal injury claims prior to starting his firm. Because of his insurance defense background, Allen has a strong grasp of what is necessary to achieve a good outcome with an insurance company in personal injury matters. Unlike many lawyers who are content to seek an early settlement of a case, Allen prepares each case for trial in an effort to maximize the recovery for the client.

Allen has been both lead counsel and co-counsel in a number of significant jury trials in both Georgia and North Carolina. Allen has tried cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury and permanent disability. He has secured millions of dollars of relief on behalf of the firm’s clients. Allen has been asked to speak to fellow lawyers on trial techniques, and has done so on various topics, including the use of demonstrative evidence at trial.

Allen’s professional accomplishments have been recognized by his peers. In 2003 he was given an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1993
  • Washington, D.C, 1994
  • North Carolina, 2000


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.S. B.A., 1990
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – J.D., 1993 With Honors, Class President

Honors, Awards & Memberships:

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated (highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards)
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Verdict Club – Platinum Member (premier trial attorneys awarded special recognition based on verdicts in excess of one million dollars).

Matthew J. Hollingsworth

Matthew J. Hollingsworth is an attorney with Broughton Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Matthew focuses on helping people injured as result of the negligence of others. He has experience working with Georgia courts in civil litigation matters, including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, premises liability, and general negligence. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Georgia and his Juris Doctorate at The Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law. Prior to the practice of law, Matthew gained extensive knowledge of the Atlanta legal market as a consultant focusing on direct hire legal staff placements.

Matthew has experience in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, discovery, depositions, motions practice, settlement and mediation, and trial. Matthew has represented national insurance companies, teaching him the ins and outs of the insurance industry’s handling of claims. This background has prepared him with the ability to fight aggressively and strategically for accident victims and their families.

Matthew is licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia and is a member of the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Additionally, Matthew is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Atlanta Bar Association.


  • University of Georgia – B.A. Economics
  • Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law – J.D.

Honors, Awards & Memberships:

  • Atlanta Bar Association