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Colson named partner, Mathews joins Boro law firm
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Matt Mathews

            Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C. announces Benjamin J. Colson was named a partner with the firm and Joe E. Mathews, Jr, has also joined the firm.
        Colson, an employee with the firm as an associate attorney since 2006, has focused his practice on civil trial practice, business litigation, personal injury claims on behalf of injured parties, criminal law, contract disputes and estate law.
        He is admitted to practice in all state trial and appellate courts. He also is admitted to practice before all federal district courts in the State of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. After graduating from Statesboro High School in 1999, Colson attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated with highest honors in 2003, and also attended the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating in 2006.
        Colson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Bulloch County Bar Association, having previously served as president and vice president. He is a graduate of the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy and served on its Executive Committee as a district representative. He has been named a Rising Star the past four years by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of business litigation and is a graduate of the Leadership Bulloch program sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Catherine live in Statesboro with their son Elliott.
        Mathews joined the firm as an associate in October 2015 and will focus on civil trial practice, litigation, real estate, and estates and trusts.
        He is admitted to practice in all state trial courts in Georgia and Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. After growing up in Bulloch County, Mathews attended the University of Miami, where he earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, in 2005 and his masters in 2007, both in marine affairs and policy.
        Mathews attended law school at the University of Florida and graduated cum laude in 2010, with a focus in environmental and land use law. Mathews is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Florida, the Savannah Bar Association and the Rotary Club of Statesboro.
        Prior to joining the firm, Mathews was an associate attorney at Oliver Maner LLP, in Savannah, where he focused his practice on defending complex medical malpractice cases. Mathews brings a diverse legal background to the firm with past experience ranging from fisheries regulation and environmental law, to real property litigation and medical malpractice. Recently, his practice has been focused on complex civil litigation and trial practice. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts in Southeast Georgia.

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