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Matthew gives voice to the injured, ensuring his clients never have to face the future alone. Matthew’s approach is defined by compassion and a genuine desire to help – and it has earned him a reputation for results throughout the Lowcountry. As a skilled Workers’ Compensation lawyer, Matthew fights for employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries. He demands the benefits they deserve, often taking on powerful employers and insurance companies who do all they can to avoid a payout. Because he believes that every injured worker deserves justice and fair compensation, Matthew never backs down.


He represents injured workers who have suffered a wide variety of workplace injuries in the Palmetto State, including traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, repetitive trauma, shoulder injury, knee injury, mold and chemical exposure, complex spinal injuries, disfigurement, and more. He has frequently appeared before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and Full Commission as a strong advocate for the clients he serves. Matt’s extensive experience has equipped him to handle cases like yours – so you can feel confident that your Workers’ Comp claim is in the most capable hands.


In fact, over the course of his career, Matt has achieved over $36 million dollars in orders and settlements on behalf of injured workers, including an impressive $1.2 million dollar settlement for a denied traumatic brain injury.


Matt is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, South Carolina Injured Workers’ Advocates (IWA), Charleston County Bar Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a certified court mediator and the South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star list.


Matt graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina, where he also completed his law degree. During his legal study, he received CALI Awards for the highest law school grade in Insurance and Criminal Procedure. 



  • Personal injury 
  • Car Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall
  • Longshoreman & Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dog Bite
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Defective Product
  • Nursing Home Abuse 



  • University of South Carolina, 1999, Magna Cum Laude
  • University of South Carolina, 2003, Juris Doctor



  • South Carolina, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2004
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Licensed Member
  • Injured Workers’ Advocates, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member



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(843) 769-7077



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Matthew R. Cook - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Workers' Compensation - SC

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