Matthew Goings, Esq. Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Matthew Goings, Esq.

Matthew Goings, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Smyrna
Georgia
Licensed in
GA
Georgia State University College of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
About
Matthew Goings built Goings Legal on his passion for music and technology. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he studied Intellectual Property at Georgia State University College of Law, focusing on Copyrights and Trademarks and also receiving the Health Law Certificate. Matthew also participated in multiple Intellectual Property competitions as a member of the Moot Court team.

He now serves entrepreneurs, startups, and creative individuals with his solo practice. Matthew is also Director of Operations at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit organization that assists Georgia artists with obtaining pro bono legal
… read more counsel.
3
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Even though I have known Matthew for over a decade, this post is about how he came to my rescue when I felt defenseless. In 2018, I found myself in over my head with a previous employer (a large paper conglomerate) in trying to settle a dispute over items needing to be sent to me after an involuntary severance from the company due to layoffs. This HR department started to take weeks to respond to a single email, asked for proof of purchase for items that were gifts, and accused me of claiming inflated prices on my lost things. Why this might not be his everyday practice, once he heard my story, it seemed that he new he needed to help. Looooong story short, Goings Legal put in the hard yards of following through and coming to my defense when being bullied by this HR department, to which I am sure they were hoping I would eventually surrender and "go away." I can attest that he is on a short list of individuals that I turn to when I need solid, sound advice. He is methodical and meticulous in how he works and the attention he brings to each situation is the epitome of professionalism. He stepped up for me and helped me move the needle to actually gain closure and compensation for this incident. I know that when the time comes I will be in touch with him again. I have no reason to doubt his ability and his intuition."

Dispute Resolution with Former Employer
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Goings Legal is nothing short of a Godsend. This firm is helpful, accessible, efficient, and (believe it or not) honest. I would recommend this firm to any and every business looking to protect their property, brand, and people."

Contracts for Media Production
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Georgia Layers for the Arts

Director of Operations

Feb 2017 - Present

Handle operational aspects of nonprofit. Maintain CRM system. Improve efficiency of processes. Provide in-house legal counsel for clients. Manage law student externs.

Feb 2017 - Present

Goings Legal

Founder

May 2016 - Present

Provide intellectual property, contracts, and business legal services to early stage technology startups and other small businesses.

May 2016 - Present

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Senior Legal Fellow

Mar 2016 - Feb 2017

Conduct client intake interviews. Review contracts, conduct research, and draft letters for in-house cases. Facilitate case placement with pro bono attorneys.

Mar 2016 - Feb 2017

Founders Legal

Of Cousel

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

Drafted, reviewed, and revised various licensing and sales agreements. Assisted with patent and trademark enforcement. Advised client on trademark registrations.

Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

Georgia-Pacific LLC

Legal Intern

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Managed and transitioned company-wide global trademark portfolio to digital medium

Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

Legal Student Intern

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Conducted client intake interviews. Facilitated case placement with pro bono attorneys. Researched and drafted memos on various intellectual property topics.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Polk County District Attorney's Office

Intern

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Performed legal research for Assistant District Attorneys. Researched and drafted memo that secured guilty plea in juvenile burglary case. Researched and drafted appellate brief on constitutional issue for successful appeal. Entered plea misdemeanor and felony pleas in Juvenile and Superior Courts.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Lovett & Myers, LLC

Summer Associate

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Researched and drafted multiple memoranda and letters on various legal topics. Researched and drafted motions for summary judgment.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Want to work with
Matthew Goings, Esq.?

Get Free Proposals

Share Matthew's
profile with your network