Attorney Profile

Matthew R. Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Arnold & Smith, PLLC
The Historic John Price Carr House, 200 North McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone 704-370-2828
Fax 704-370-2202


Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2015

top-image Selected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Practice Areas

Family Law

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An attorney with Arnold & Smith, PPLC, Matthew R. Arnold offers legal representation to clients in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on personal injury, family law, criminal defense and DUI defense. Mr. Arnold's cases involve the following: child custody, alienation of affection, car accidents, sex offenses, division of marital property, slip-and-falls, motorcycle accidents, post-separation support, drug crimes, child support, repeat DUI charges and misdemeanors.

In 2000, Mr. Arnold graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Belmont Abbey College. During his years there, he was on the dean's list, acted as captain of the school's varsity basketball team, and was a member of the Anne Horne Little Honors Program. Mr. Arnold then attended University of North Carolina School of Law. He was the recipient of the Sarah Graham Kenan scholarship; he worked as a professor's research assistant; he was involved with the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, where he took a case to trial as a law student; and he was on the dean's list. Mr. Arnold graduated in 2003 with his Juris Doctor.

Over the years, Mr. Arnold has gained valuable insight working on insurance defense litigation and applies that knowledge when assisting clients in matters involving property division and personal injury. He holds a certification as a family law specialist through the North Carolina Bar Association. Community involvement is important and Mr. Arnold holds memberships in several legal organizations. Mr. Arnold also serves as a co-chair on a social and sports committee and is on the alumni board of directors for Belmont Abbey College. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and golfing.

About Matthew Arnold

Law School: University of North Carolina School of Law

Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

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Honors and Awards:

  • UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • Dean's List, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar, University of North Carolina, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Law Day Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Social/Sports Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • Board of Directors, Belmont Abbey College Alumni
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Justice William Bobbitt Inn of Court
  • American Inns of Court
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar

Educational Background:

  • Belmont Abbey College, B.A., in Psychology, Cum Laude, Anne Horne Little Honors Program, Dean's List , Varsity Basketball - Captain, 2000
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