Matthew C. Billips
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Attorney Matthew Billips is a partner at Billips & Benjamin, LLP. Matthew was born in Abingdon, Virginia and inherited a strong affinity for public education and employee rights from his parents, both of whom were educators in Tennessee. His support for labor and the rights of workers goes back even further, as his paternal grandfather was a union steward in the West Virginia coal mines.
Matthew started his 25-year career with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. He subsequently served as General Counsel for the Georgia Association of Educators. Since 1994, he has been in private practice.
Matthew has represented hundreds of individuals in employment discrimination, civil rights, education and personal injury cases. As counsel for the plaintiffs, Matthew has won numerous out-of-court settlements in a class action and collective action discrimination, overtime and education claims — including many cases brought by police officers and educators.