Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Matt is originally from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 and served as an Army Officer at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and on a year-long deployment to the Middle East. Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he interned for the Honorable Susan Tate of the Athens-Clarke County Probate Court in Athens, Georgia and for Wiles Law Firm. His note, Standoff Between the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the Federal Courts: What “Houndstooth Mafia” Means for Judicial Authority Over Administrative Agencies, is published in the 25th volume of the Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property Law. He currently focuses his practice on asset protection and drafting personalized estate plans for clients. Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.

Katie Coeyman

Katie Coeyman

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Originally from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Katie’s practice areas focus on tax and estate planning. Katie graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University with a B.A. in Philosophy with general honors from Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College. Katie went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2018, where she served as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). In 2017, she was awarded the State Bar of Georgia Tax Section Outstanding Student Award. After law school, she received her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama, where she graduated summa cum laude. Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

J. Matthew Aronson

J. Matthew Aronson

Matthew received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and was a member of the inaugural class at the Charleston School of Law. Following law school, he clerked for the Administrative Law Court and then joined the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs as a staff attorney and Assistant Consumer Advocate. Matthew then relocated to Atlanta, GA and worked for the AmLaw Top 50 firm of Troutman Pepper. He recently moved back to Charleston with his family and is excited to join the Wiles McMichael team.

John Dustin Hawkins JR

John Dustin “JD” Hawkins, Jr.

JD focuses his practice on tax and estate planning. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2020 after earning a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia in 2015.
JD is originally from Madison, Georgia. He and his wife, Alexis, now reside in Macon, Georgia. He enjoys college football, fly fishing, and spending time outdoors with his golden retriever, Miller.