Faculty Profiles - Adjunct Professors

Matthew J. McCoyd

Matthew J. McCoyd

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Advocacy, Dispute Resolution

Matt McCoyd 93L served for seven years as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb County, primarily in the White Collar Crime Unit, where he prosecuted RICO, white collar, and other complex criminal cases. He received the "Master Advocate" designation from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in 2005. 


He currently teaches Advanced Evidence, Cross-Examination, Advanced Criminal Trial Skills, is Of Counsel to Grant & Eisenhofer, and serves as a competition coach for the Emory Law Mock Trial Team. In past years he has taught Advanced Pre-Trial Litigation, and next year he will be adding Pretrial Litigation, Jury Selection/Jury Dynamics, and Litigating Identity in the Age of Scientific Advancement to his existing teaching schedule. He has been teaching in the Trial Techniques Program since 1999, including serving as a Team Leader in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013. He served as an instructor for the Oakland County (Pontiac, Mich.) Prosecuting Attorney Trial Techniques Institute in 2009, 2011, and 2013; as a Trial Instructor for the Republic of Georgia International Rule of Law Project in 2008; as a Faculty Member of the ICLE Georgia Trial Skills Clinic since 1996; and as an Attorney Coach for the Paideia School's Mock Trial Team since 1994. From 2009 through 2012 McCoyd served as a Teacher Instructor for the USAID Mexican Rule of Law Project. 
In March of 2013 he was part of a team of four faculty members from Emory who traveled to Shanghai to participate in a training dialogue with Shanghai financial fraud prosecutors and presented a lecture on investigating complex financial crimes. 


McCoyd is a past President of the DeKalb Bar Association, a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project and a member of the American Constitution Society.

Education: JD, Emory University School of Law; BS, Georgia State University