Matthew R. Arnold

Top rated family law attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

Arnold & Smith, PLLC
Matthew R. Arnold
Arnold & Smith, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2003

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

Arnold & Smith, PLLC

The Historic John Price Carr House
200 North McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204 Visit website


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 divorce, family law and personal injury. Mr. Arnold's cases involve the following: divorce, child custody, child support, alienation of affection, division of marital property, post-separation support, alimony, car accidents, slip-and-falls, and motorcycle accidents.

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.

Practice areas

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Martindale Hubbell Rated Distinguished
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Emerging Legal Leaders, 2011
  • AVVO, Superb Rating of 10/10, Clients’ Choice Award, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of Directors, Belmont Abbey College Alumni
  • Law Day Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Co-Chair, Social/Sports Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • The Justice William Bobbitt Inn of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • American Inns of Court
  • Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • Dean's List, University of North Carolina, 2003
  • UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, University of North Carolina, 2003
Educational Background:
  • Belmont Abbey College, B.A., in Psychology, Cum Laude, Anne Horne Little Honors Program, Dean's List , Varsity Basketball - Captain, 2000
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law., 2014
  • Volunteer Custody Advocacy Attorney with the Council for Children's Rights
  • Certified Parenting Coordinator 

Office location for Matthew R. Arnold

The Historic John Price Carr House
200 North McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-981-4658


5 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

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