Susan W. Matthews

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Conover, NC

Susan Williams Matthews, PLLC
 | 210-A 1st Avenue South, Conover, NC 28613
Phone: 828-548-3568
Fax: 828-353-2565
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Susan W. Matthews is the founder of Susan Williams Matthews, PLLC, in Conover, North Carolina, a firm she established in partnership with David L. Isenhower, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, PLLC, where she also serves of counsel. Representing the needs of a diverse range of clients throughout Catawba County and the surrounding areas, Ms. Matthews provides unmatched counsel and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate planning and administration, including probate, Medicaid planning and planning for minor children

·       Business and corporate law

·       Real estate

·       Land use and zoning regulations

As a third-generation attorney in Catawba County and native of Hickory, Ms. Matthews has deep ties to her community, and she established her practice after serving for years with larger law firms in Charlotte in order to provide a greater level of personalized assistance and support to those she serves. As such, Ms. Matthews strives to develop long-standing relationships with her clients who return to her time and again for their legal needs.

Throughout her career, Ms. Matthews has achieved notable success representing individuals, families, public entities, and businesses and corporations of all sizes in a variety of industries. She provides invaluable counsel to help her clients reduce their risk exposure and devise solutions and strategies to help them protect their rights and interests. Through her estate planning practice, she has assisted hundreds of clients with establishing and enforcing their final wishes while helping them preserve their wealth for future generations.

A 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Furman University, Ms. Matthews attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor with honors in 2008. While in law school, she served as publications editor for the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, and she earned the Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award in 2006.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Matthews has served in a number of leadership roles with the Catawba County Bar Association, including being the organization's past president. She also supports her local community through her involvement with the United Arts Council of Catawba County and the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.

Along with practicing before all North Carolina state courts, she is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in the state as well as before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (40%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Real Estate (10%)

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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About Susan Matthews

Admitted: 2008, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.catawbavalleylaw.com/attorneys/susan-williams-ma...

Honors/Awards:

  • Member of Chi Omega Sorority

  • Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies

  • Furman University Mock Trial Team

  • Eugene Gressman – Daniel H. Pollitt Award for Oral Advocacy, April 2006

  • D.H. Gilpatrick History Scholar at Furman University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Leadership Catawba Graduate, 2013

  • North Carolina Western District Court

  • Catawba County Bar Association, Past President, Vice-President, and Secretary, 2012-2015

  • United Arts Council of Catawba County, Past Secretary and Member, Board of Directors, 2012-2018

  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of North Carolina

  • North Carolina Eastern District Court

  • North Carolina Middle District Court

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2008

  • North Carolina Supreme Court

  • North Carolina

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law and Young Lawyers Division)

  • 2015 President of Catawba County Bar Association; Member of Board of Directors for University of North Carolina Law Alumni Association; Member of Board of Directors for Catawba County Chamber of Commerce; Member of Board of Directors for Catawba County United Arts Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), “And the Defense Wins,” published June 20, 2012 by DRI

  • North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, Publications Editor, 2007-2008

  • North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, “Individual Development Accounts in North Carolina,” 11 N.C. Banking Inst. 343 (2007)

  • Co-Presenter at North Carolina Municipal Attorneys’ Conference on subdivision bonds and developer defaults (2009)

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law - J.D. with honors (2008) Furman University - B.A. in Political Science and History, magna cum laude (2005)
  • Furman University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005

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Office Location for Susan W. Matthews

210-A 1st Avenue South
Conover, NC 28613

Phone: 828-548-3568

Fax: 828-353-2565

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Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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