Matthew Mestayer has been a judge for more than a decade. He is also a personal injury attorney with a unique understanding of the law and how it can help his clients. He has been recognized as a top trial lawyer and it has been said that insurance companies know he is not afraid of the courtroom.
Matthew now exclusively represents injured victims and their families. One of his major skills is uncovering the evidence needed to prove fault of the wrong doer. Matthew is especially proud of a 1.5 million dollar verdict he received for an injured veteran.
As a sitting City Judge in Ocean Springs, Matthew hears a variety of cases which he feels gives him a better understanding of how the law can help people in trouble. Among his many honors as judge, Matthew has been especially singled out for his work with children and victims of domestic abuse. He is a past recipient of the Gulf Coast Judicial Award.
Matthew graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1993. His undergraduate degree in International Business was from Springhill College in 1990.
He is an active member of the Harrison County Bar, Mississippi Bar, American Bar, and Harrison County Young Lawyers Association. He serves on a number of local boards including the YMCA and is a leader in his church. He is also a dedicated athlete competing in triathlons across the Southeast.
Matthew is married and the father of four children.