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Posted by Amber, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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.
Posted by Alicia, a Child Support client, Flag
I have been impressed with the level of quality legal services I have received for the better part of 4 years. Matt is always prepared and is a fantastic litigator. He has helped me through some difficult times and sensitive family issues. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a family law attorney.
Posted by BJ, a Child Custody client, Flag
Matt is the best, I haven't had any prior knowledge of any other lawyers. But I am so thankful that I choose Matt Arnold. He and Lindsey are quick to answer questions, return calls, and take care of matters in the best and professional way. I just trust them so much...and for me that says a lot. You will not regret hiring this man to take care of such important issues.
Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
At the recommendation of a friend that had used him before, I hired Matt to provide legal advice on my separation agreement and also to file my divorce papers and represent me in court. I could not have been happier with the services that he and his team provided! They were all very professional, thorough, detailed and excellent and what they did for me. I have also seen Matt "in action" in the courtroom on another case and also came away very impressed. He is very personable and takes the time to understand your situation and needs while providing the best legal advice one can ask for. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Matt again to represent me in any future legal matters and would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Jay, a Child Custody client, Flag
I can’t thank Matt enough for his help with my situation. I am now divorced and have joint custody. This is after my wife tried to move out of state with my young son. He was able to have the judge make her return, complete the divorce (with no alimony), and get a great visitation schedule. He is the best of the best. My ex-wife went through 3 different attorneys during the case and none of them held a candle to Matt’s professionalism, communication, and knowledge. I have already recommended him to a close friend and will recommend him to anyone in need of his services. My son and I Thank Matt for everything he did for us.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I thank Mr. Arnold and his team (specially Joanna) for their effort, care and honesty on my divorce case. I strongly recommend them.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Matt and his team did an incredible job of helping me work through a very difficult period of my life. His team created personal connections with me and made me feel like they were there for me through thick or thin. He and his team were everything I had hoped to find.
His knowledge is unquestionable and his diligence helped pave the way for an expedited resolution in my case. I couldn't be more happy with the results and the time it took to resolve my difficult situation.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
We recently found ourselves in a situation that warranted legal representation in a child support case. Our case had issues that made it a bit more complex than a regular support case, namely military, custody and interstate issues. We hired Matt Arnold based on our online research. From our initial consultation with Matt, we knew we had made the right decision. Matt immediately put us at ease with his knowlege and professionalism. By our court date, Matt had thoroughly researched all of our issues and told us exactly what to expect. Although there are a plethora of attorneys out there that can handle child support cases, we feel that you cannot find a more principled attorney willing to work tirelessly to make sure you are treated fairly. He made us feel that our case was his top priority. Our case was resolved to our expectations with Matt's expertise from start to finish. We were kept informed throughout the entire process. Matt's staff, specifically Joanna, was equally responsive and knowlegeable.
Posted by Sean, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
I found Matt Arnold’s representation to be of the highest caliber. In my experience, most lawyers have a few areas of strength and competence that are offset by some obvious skill deficiencies. Mr. Arnold, however, has the unique ability to understand and identify his client’s real-world concerns while shrewdly sorting out the legal maze that confounds the rest of us. He kindly and calmly listened to me, considered points that I never contemplated, and offered wise advice throughout that ultimately led me to a great outcome. Matt’s knowledge of legal procedure, his courtroom abilities, and his native’s insight into Mecklenburg County cause me to unequivocally recommend his counsel to anyone who asks.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I am very satisfied with the outcome of the matters that were handled by Attorney Matt Arnold. He was easy to work with and very respectful of my issues during an uneasy time in my life. He put my mind at ease and handled my case with finese. I was most pleased with his court room demeanor. He was always prepared which made my experience with him second to none. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Posted by Glenda, a Fraud client, Flag
Matt was very knowleable about the law. He always kept us informed and we give us good information. He was not pushy and did not try to talk you into doing something you did not want to do.
Posted by Gina, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Mr. Arnold is very knowledgeable about the law in North Carolina. His professionalism and persistence proved well worth the expense. I would strongly recommend his services for any legal issues. Mr. Arnold while generally amicable is quite able to stand up for his client's rights. My household has utilized Matt on more than one occasion and will seek his council again if necessary.
Posted by DC, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
5-Stars- Period. Matt was patience and sage wisdom and a gentleman, when I was all fangs, claws, and carnage towards the opposition. Bottom Line- I Won, They Lost- and there were even a few fun moments. It took about a year for my issue to get resolved. Matt became a friend I miss seeing now. Have not hesitated to recommend him to all friends and my clients. Matthew is upfront and realistic about all facets of a case- even when I wished he would lie to me a little.
Posted by Jim, Flag
I was very pleased with the legal counsel from Matt throughout my separation and divorce. He was frequently accessible to discuss my case, and when he wasn't, he returned my calls in a reasonable amount of time. I believe I achieved a settlement that was better than average by having Matt as my attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Kelly, a Business client, Flag
You can’t find a better lawyer or one as skilled in more areas of business law than Mr. Arnold. Mr. Arnold was always reachable and approachable at any time of the day or night, something that is absolutely unheard of with Lawyers. Mr. Arnold is very knowledgeable and very professional and makes you feel very comfortable when speaking with him. Mr. Arnold is also very honest and "tells you like it is" about your case in a professional manner. Mr. Arnold was fully successful for me and got me results well beyond my expectations.
Posted by Gina, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Mr. Arnold is a skillful, knowledgeable lawyer. He assisted me with defense of a suit against me with great professionalism. He knows details that other attorneys may overlook. This proved valuable in my case. He was able to forecast the next move in the legal arena which proved to resolve my case without going to trial. His patience and knowledge are invaluable.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
Great lawyer. Very professional. He was very honest and candid about my situation and possible outcomes. Very pleased with my experience.
Posted by Zack, a Contracts client, Flag
Matt has helped us wih several corporate issues ranging from contract negotiations to lawsuits/disputes. He has kept our company's interest at heart. Very reasonable, understanding and knowledgeable. I have recommended him to several of our vendors/customers and Have been so pleased with his work that I recommended his firm to several of my friends/colleagues. I highy recommend him!
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
I was on a bus that was in an accident. I wasn't in pain right away, but 24 hrs later it set in; headaches, neck aches, couldn't turn my head. Countless dr appts, a litany of prescription medications, took time from work for chiropractor visits to deal with this aggravation & inconvenience over a year. I went to our family attorney, who was close to retirement age & ultimately withdrew from my case. In good faith, he referred me to Mr. Arnold. Upon meeting him, I was at ease with the attention he gave me & not rushing me out of his office; he took his time to review all the documentation. Although this wasn't a major loss (broken bones, paralysis, etc.), he understood that this was a big case to me, because I was left holding the bag for something I didn't cause. He was always on top of things & put the heat on the liable party to get them to pay for their negligence. Mr. Arnold allowed me to go on with my life & not worry about the red tape. Not to sound cliche, but he really did take care of everything.
Posted by Sonya, a Car Accident client, Flag
I could not have been happier with Mr. Arnold and the services he provided for myself and my family. Not only did he above and beyond his duties, he was personable and seemed to care about our situation. I cant thank him enough for making a difficult time in my life easier to handle.