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Posted by Jon, a Family client,
I couldn't be happier with the result Matt from Arnold & Smith obtained in my family law case. Before retaining the firm, I was with another attorney who closed up shop with virtually no notice. From the moment I stepped foot into Arnold & Smith's offices, I was treated with respect and told what our likely outcome was and what the best strategy would be. I was kept up to date regularly and was kept in the loop on all communications. Best of all, when it came down to crunch time, our main objective was achieved. I couldn't recommend the firm, and in particular Matt, more highly.
Posted by Jason, a Family client,
I worked with Matt on a custody issue recently. I am a father.
In a custody case there is a ton of emotion, and other issues going on, so having a lawyer who can keep you informed, and keep a level head is imperative.
My first session in court was nerve racking. Did I have enough information? Did I do everything I could do? Did this guy whose representing me even care about how much this case means to me? You don't know if your lawyer is going to get up and just get destroyed or what. After watching Matt do his "thing" the first and second meeting in court, I knew I had hired the right guy. Over time Matt had gained my confidence and trust, because he proved over and over that he knew where my case was at, had sound advice, and helped keep me calm. I cannot stress how important this is in a custody case.
Then yesterday, it was suddenly over. I was whole.
As I reflected that night, after putting my son to bed, on the fact that I was finally through this storm, as I went though all the different possible endings this case could have had, it occurred to me that my case could not have ended any better, for everyone involved, but most importantly for our child. I do not think it would have ended this way with any other lawyer. He ended the case, upon reflection, *better* than the best case scenario I had held in my head for so long.
Matt, and Bree and Johanna were always willing to answer my question, always able to empathize, and always on top of their game.
I believe anyone who retains Matt can rest assured that as long as you *follow his advice*, give him all the facts, and do your part, he will give you the best possible outcome for your situation as well.
I cannot thank the staff at A&S enough for everything you did for my child and for myself.
Posted by Lisa H., a Divorce client,
Matt has provided solid, thoughtful advice through my divorce and several events that followed. Although I've tried to stay focused on what's best for my children, emotions get in the way. It's not always easy to hear what he has to say, but he clearly has my best interest and my children's best interest in mind.
Matt’s combination of professional expertise and understanding of human behavior with a dose of compassion is a valuable one. He’s had a positive influence and helped me stay true to my vision of minimizing conflict for my children
Posted by Amber,
I can't say enough great things about Matthew Arnold and his team. I had a very complicated, high-conflict case which took a lot of time and effort on everyone's part, and I feel like my case was given the time and attention it required. Matt Arnold is a great attorney, and I would go as far as saying one of the best in Charlotte, if not the best. Bree is also amazing. She always took the time to explain things to me in a way that I would understand. This is not a group of your run of the mill attorneys...they are knowledgeable, great at what they do, they care, and they won't put up with BS. Hiring Matt Arnold and his team was the best decision I made.
Posted by Charlotte T., a Child Custody client,
For the past two years Matt has represented us with a child custody issue and we couldn't recommend him highly enough. We do not reside in the Charlotte, NC area making the situation more complicated yet Matt works hard to simply the process for us. In the times we've had to come for a court appearance Matt is incredibly responsive to the demands on our time and ensures everything is streamlined. We communicate with him mostly via email and phone calls and he consistently returns both promptly, even outside business hours if necessary. He has worked tirelessly for us and we couldn't recommend his practice enough.
Posted by Stacy, a Family client,
Matt has been my family law attorney since May 2008. He has handled everything from protective orders, separation agreement, divorce, child custody and termination of parental rights. I have always found him to be honest and well worth the cost. He personally takes my phone calls and answers my emails, as a client you feel part of the Arnold and Smith family, not like another number. I have recommended him to numerous family and friends who have faced this same type of hardship and I would will continue to recommend him without any reservation. If you need someone to be an advocate for your rights and for your child(ren)'s rights, then do yourself a huge favor and retain Matt to handle your case.
Posted by Donna,
He seems like a very good attorney and would do an excellent job, buy. . .
Very expensive retainer fee AND a $250 consultation fee. A bit pricy for me, but I would still recommend his firm. I did not hire him due to my lack of funds
Posted by John, a Child Support client,
I hired the firm of Matthew Arnold a few months ago. He and his staff were extremely effective and got the job done. When I sat down with Matt he didn't waste any time getting down to the nitty gritty of the matter at hand. He was compassionate and understanding of the issues yet when dealing with them he was firm and honest. This lawyer will not waste your time and will always shoot you straight.
Posted by Renee, a Divorce client,
I hired Matt to handle my divorce and have since recommended him several times over. He is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and will get the job done effectively.
Posted by Michael, a Divorce client,
I recently engaged Arnold & Smith regarding representing me for a separation agreement in my divorce. I can’t speak highly enough regarding the outstanding services I received from this law firm. Both Matt Arnold and Lindsey Dasher were working with me on my agreement and both were true professionals. It was very important to me to have an attorney who was professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly responsive. Both Matt and Lindsey portrayed all of these qualities in addition to taking the time to patiently educate me on areas of high importance throughout the process. I highly recommend Arnold & Smith to anyone who is in need of these services and looking for attorneys who care about you as both a client and an individual.