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Matt Abee

Matt Abee

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
matt.abee@nelsonmullins.com

Matt is a litigator with the Firm’s Commercial, Appellate, Consumer, and Employment litigation team. He handles complex business disputes, defends employers in class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws, and also practices with the consumer financial services and tax lien litigation groups. Matt has argued before the United States Court...

Matt is a litigator with the Firm’s Commercial, Appellate, Consumer, and Employment litigation team. He handles complex business disputes, defends employers in class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws, and also practices with the consumer financial services and tax lien litigation groups. Matt has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va. as well as the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Columbia, S.C.

Matt has also tried cases in the Federal District Courts for the District of South Carolina, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Middle District of North Carolina. As a part of his pro bono practice, Matt has experience with litigating international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.

Matt Abee

of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va. as well as the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Columbia, S.C.

Matt has also tried cases in the Federal District Courts for the District of South Carolina, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Middle District of North Carolina. As a part of his pro bono practice, Matt has experience with litigating international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.

Matt is a litigator with the Firm’s Commercial, Appellate, Consumer, and Employment litigation team. He handles complex business disputes, defends employers in class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws, and also practices with the consumer financial services and tax lien litigation groups. Matt has argued before the United States Court... of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va. as well as the South Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Columbia, S.C.

Matt has also tried cases in the Federal District Courts for the District of South Carolina, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Middle District of North Carolina. As a part of his pro bono practice, Matt has experience with litigating international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Student Law Clerk, South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee (2011–2013)
  • Intern for Justice Kaye Hearn, South Carolina Supreme Court (Summer 2012)

Educational Activities

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Chair of the Honor Council
  • Wofford College
    • Student Body President (2009–2010)
  • Studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino

Languages

  • Spanish: Certified Advanced in Proficiency by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (2013)
    • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
    • Trial Advocacy Bar Member, National Trial Competition Team
      • Robert M. Figg Award for Most Outstanding Trial Attorney  (2011, 2012)
      • Reece Williams Award for Internal Trial Competition Champion (2011, 2012)
  • Wofford College, BA, Government and Spanish with concentrations in Latin American/Caribbean Studies and World Politics (2010)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas

Industries

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