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Attorney at Law

Matt is passionate about helping the poor, fighting for our Constitutional rights, and bringing people together.

When he's not in court or drafting an appeal, you can probably find him with his family at one of our state parks.



Belmont College of Law, J.D.

* Salutatorian

* Eight Best Performance Awards

* Executive Notes Editor, Belmont Law Review

* President, Belmont Criminal Law Society

Middle Tennessee State University, M.A. 

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.S.


May 2017 - Not Guilty of C Felony Violent Felon with a Weapon and C Felony Aggravated Assault (conviction on misdemeanor lesser-included offense)

May 2017 - Motion for Judgment of Acquittal granted after State's proof in D Felony False Report


State v. Young, 2017 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 1014, No. M2016-01149-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 7, 2017) (first-degree murder conviction reversed)

Cookeville Legal Assistant and Notary


Legal Assistant

Prior to working at Matt Bailey Law, Katie was the education outreach coordinator at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville.  As outreach coordinator, she worked with schools, libraries, and other community organizations to make history come alive for students and visitors alike.



Office hours by appointment.  Call (615) 656-5700

1433 Main St, Room 10, Altamont, TN 37301