5.0 stars 11 totalReview Peter Mcardle
I'm a stay at home dad whose wife decided she wanted a divorce. I was a wreck and needed a lawyer. Pete was highly recommended by another lawyer I know. He has practiced for 20+ yrs in Charlotte so to say he "knows the ropes" is an understatement. He's direct and honest but not in an abrasive, uncaring way. He has been extremely efficient in the way he has handled my case - if he has needed something he's let me know but otherwise there isn't a lot of wasted effort that he asks from you. I certainly have never gotten the impression that he was trying to run up "billable hours" at my expense. In fact the opposite is true - I have always had the feeling he has been trying to save me as much money as possible. He's a good communicator and an excellent writer, which is vital in today's e-mail driven world. I have been very impressed with how he has handled the opposing lawyers and how he has argued on my behalf in court. He's been one step ahead of my wife's lawyers at every turn. Nothing in my case has been settled yet and there are more court appearances to come. And yet, I have complete and utter confidence in Pete, his abilities and in his guidance. The best advice I can give is for you to tell him everything and do everything he says. He's said that the most important factor in choosing a lawyer is finding someone who you "fit" with. Pete's kind of laid back and soft spoken and if you think that's a fit for you then he's your guy. During the worst period of my life hiring Pete was the best thing I could have ever done. Very, very satisfied and impressed.
Posted by a client
If I make a list of the most important qualities in a family law attorney, Pete McArdle has them all. Ethical. Sound judgement. Good communicator. And one of the smartest men I have ever known. A skilled collaborator, yet able to competently and tenaciously defend his client's position in the courtroom with his comprehensive knowledge of the law and strong desire to obtain the best possible outcome, always keeping the best interests of the children as the focus. He is well-respected in his field and in the community, and has made all the difference in my life and the lives of my children.
Posted by Katherine
Mr. McArdle took my case when no other lawyer I spoke with would even consider it, and the outcome was far beyond my expectation. He was honest and patient with my questions, explaining the process to me, and always keeping me informed. He did not waste time and took care of my case quickly. He is kind and caring and has completely shattered any preconceived idea or stereotype of a lawyer that I have ever had. I would gladly recommend Mr. McArdle to anyone I know.
Posted by Adrian
I have worked with Pete since 2013 when my wife decided to divorce and relocate with my kids to a different state. Pete helped me out to settle our marital property outside the Court without a major dispute, waste of time and money, and without the stress of preparing for and being before a Judge. Most importantly, Pete was very proactive to negotiate a custody agreement that allowed me not only to have my children often, but also to keep my boys in North Carolina – all this also accomplished outside the Court room. Unfortunately, a few months later, my ex-wife filed a motion with the Court to again try to take my boys far away from me. I was terrified. This time we did go to Court. Pete cared about my children and my case. He was very thoughtful and, with Tamara, his paralegal, prepared for Court as I expected. In Court, Pete was very aggressive defending the best interest of my kids – my children are in town today.
Pete is very practical and will speak honestly to you. You can’t go wrong with him.
Posted by a client
Mr. Mcardle handled my separation and divorce. He did it with an air of confidence and respect through a truly difficult time. His vast knowledge and understanding of the proceedings was reassuring from beginning to end. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through such a difficult process.
Posted by Steve
Pete helped me through a very difficult time as I went through something that I never thought would happen to me, a divorce. Especially after 20 years of marriage. if you are going through something like this, it is easy to loose focus. Pete kept my head in the game and always had me ( and my kids) first and foremost. He may want to change his title to "Therapist" as well! He always took the time to listen to me, and if you are or have gone through a separation/divorce , sometimes just somebody to listen to you makes all the difference in the world. Pete was able to work with my (ex) wife's attorney and work out an equitable solution that was fair to all. There was a few times that I thought about giving in too much to my (ex) wife's requests. Pete was able to calmly explain, and even give me a visual explanation on a piece of paper, our plan of action. Once I was able to sit back and see where he was coming from, It made perfect sense. The guy always had my back. I highly recommend Pete Mcardle.
Posted by Allie
Pete is a considerate, tough, and knowledgeable advocate. He has represented the interests of myself and my son tirelessly and has dealt with the worst parts of what has probably been the most difficult year of my life - and my custody case - on my behalf when I was at the point I not able to speak for myself. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a family attorney. One of his best traits is his ability to tell you the truth, flat out. It might not be what you want to hear, but he is vigilant about making sure you know all of the facts and are looking at the situation from more than just an emotional vantage point.
Posted by Violet Son
Attorney Pete McArdle is the best lawyer to represent you in your family law case. He will fight for your rights. No other lawyer will listen and understand your situation like Attorney Pete McArdle from the Knox Law Firm.
Posted by a Divorce client
Pete is a straight shooter. He zealously represents his clients and I would recommend him to any of my friends and family.
Posted by Mike
Pete is very knowledgeable, and made this difficult time for me more manageable. He is respectful of me and my time (expense). I felt well represented.