Matt B. Caudell

Practice Area


Legal Assistant


Matt B. Caudell joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles as an attorney in 2021 after serving as a law clerk for Kelly Anne Miles during the summers of 2019 and 2020. He specializes in the area of family law.

Mr. Caudell served as the president of his class at the University of Georgia School of Law and was an editor on the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He is a graduate of the State Bar of Georgia’s 2024 YLD Leadership Academy.

In his final year of law school, Mr. Caudell completed training to be a Neutral Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and clerked for both the Honorable Chief Judge Joseph Booth of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit and for the Honorable Judge Lisa Lott of the Western Judicial Circuit. In addition to serving as the teaching assistant to Dr. Willow Tracy’s “Law and the Ethics of Lawyering” course, Mr. Caudell spent a year participating in UGA Law’s Family Justice Clinic, where he acted as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence.

Prior to law school, Mr. Caudell attended the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, where he graduated first in his class, earning a B.S. in Political Science.  While at North Georgia, Mr. Caudell was the 2018 recipient of the Student Government Association’s H. Michael Hyams Leadership Award, an award given annually to the top student leader in the senior class.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2021
    • President, Class of 2021
    • cum laude
    • Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Editor
  • University of North Georgia, B.S., 2018
    • summa cum laude
    • Delta Chi fraternity
    • Recipient of 2018 H. Michael Hyams Leadership Award

Professional Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Superior Courts of Georgia
  • State Courts of Georgia

Professional Involvement

  • YLD Leadership Academy, Class of 2024
  • YLD Family Law Committee, Member
  • YLD Wellness Committee, Member
  • YLD Legal Food Frenzy Committee, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section
  • Gainesville – Northeastern Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Gainesville Jaycees
  • Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
  • University of North Georgia Young Alumni Board
  • Meals on Wheels

Publications and Presentations

  • “Case Law Review: An Assessment of the Past Year in Family Law,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2022, co-author with Kelly Anne Miles, Katie B. Connell, and Sulakma Samaranayake

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