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Matthew Frank Altamura

Workers compensation Attorney at Asheboro, NC

4.8   16 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    10%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  2. Workers compensation
    10%

    14 years

  3. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  4. Car accident
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  5. Child custody
    5%
    I have successfully handled countless custody, emergency custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, visitation, and divorce matters, and have represented many victims of domestic violence against their abusive partners.

    14 years

  6. Child support
    5%
    I have successfully handled countless custody, emergency custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, visitation, and divorce matters, and have represented many victims of domestic violence against their abusive partners.

    14 years

  7. Criminal defense
    5%
    Whether it be a DUI, a drug charge or a traffic ticket, when your freedom is in jeopardy you need an experienced attorney to defend you. I have successfully defended hundreds of criminal charges in Randolph County from simple speeding tickets to attempted murder.

    14 years

  8. DUI and DWI
    5%
    Whether it be a DUI, a drug charge or a traffic ticket, when your freedom is in jeopardy you need an experienced attorney to defend you. I have successfully defended hundreds of criminal charges in Randolph County from simple speeding tickets to att

    14 years

  9. Defective and dangerous products
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  10. Family
    5%
    I have successfully handled countless custody, emergency custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, visitation, and divorce matters, and have represented many victims of domestic violence against their abusive partners.

    14 years

  11. Litigation
    5%
    I have represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in a variety of areas including construction disputes, contract litigation, business formation and litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, defamation, and estate litigation matters.

    14 years

  12. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  13. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  14. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  15. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Whether it be a DUI, a drug charge or a traffic ticket, when your freedom is in jeopardy you need an experienced attorney to defend you. I have successfully defended hundreds of criminal charges in Randolph County from simple speeding tickets to att

    14 years

  16. Spinal cord injury
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  17. Trucking accident
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

  18. Wrongful death
    5%
    I have successfully represented hundreds of injured clients against negligent drivers, and have also been victorious against negligent corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, hospitals, and more.

    14 years

Matthew Altamura, a managing partner at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP, represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation matters including personal injury and insurance liability, business litigation, contract litigation, worker’s compensation, family law matters, and criminal defense. 

Mr. Altamura has successfully represented hundreds of injured individuals against negligent drivers across the state of North Carolina, and has also been victorious against a variety of large corporate defendants, including national restaurant and grocery chains, nursing homes, bars, major manufacturers, major motor carriers, hospitals, and an international chemical distribution company.  Mr. Altamura has returned a jury verdict in excess of $1,000,000 and secured multiple settlements worth over $2,000,000. He has therefore been named a lifetime member of the exclusive Mullti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which fewer than 1% of attorneys qualify.  Despite these big victories, Matthew Altamura is equally dedicated to every client no matter how big or small their case may be, and treats each matter he handles with exceptional care and diligence. 

Mr. Altamura is admitted to practice in all state courts across North Carolina as well as in the Middle District of North Carolina Federal Court.  Mr. Altamura has also been admitted pro hac vice in multiple states pursuing major claims.

Originally from New York, Mr. Altamura attended The College of William and Mary where he double majored in Economics and Philosophy.  He then Attended George Mason University School of Law and was selected as a scholar for the EMLE Erasmus Mundus Programme in Law and Economics in Hamburg, Germany.

Mr. Altamura is married to Shannon Altamura, also a partner at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP, and they have two children.  

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Licensed for 14 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Matthew Frank Altamura
515 W. Salisbury St.
Suite C
Asheboro, NC, 27203-5301

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Tichina | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Team
During a troubled time for my family and the loss of my mother Matt was terrific and guided my family in every step of every way he could. Broke down everything he could to help us understand. And going over and beyond to get us a settlement! So gracious to have had him on my team!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case
He took on our case right after the accident & did everything possible to help us. He has always been kind & considerate, & very helpful with any problems that occurred. He is a top notch attorney & I would recommend him to anyone! We will never be able to thank him for everything he did for us.
Posted by Beth | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredibly smart and energetic
had an outstanding experience with the assistance of Matthew Altamura & Shannon Altamura. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and handle everyone with the utmost ease and professionalism. They were incredible with representing me during an extremely stressful time in my life. They are patient, detail oriented, and not afraid to go up against large corporations and insurance companies. When your family has just gone through something traumatic and you meet with two extremely confident people that are willing to fight for you, it puts your mind at ease. If you are looking for legal advice, I would look definitely go with Matthew Altamura or Shannon Altamura. They are a highly intelligent and make a tremendous team.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Superior Superhero
This is the attorney who ducks into a dilapidated phone booth when nobody is looking and jumps out a full-fledged Superhero with chest out, chin up, hands on hips, and red cape flowing in the breeze. Mr Altamura took my case after 2 other attorneys had failed me. Since I was part way through my divorce process, (the female side), he gave me an excellent price. Two other attorneys in his office were out on maternity leave at the time and he was completely overloaded but took on my case because "that's what makes him that guy." (-Live Free or Die Hard). After my sister convinced me that my soon-to-be-ex was poisoning me, Matt Altamura didn't laugh at me or judge me; he merely explained the statistics to me and gave me the best advice for my mental state at the time. Part 2- I end up in the crazy house because I thought I was being poisoned and Randolph County Sheriff locks you up for that. Matt returned my calls to the nut house with patience and respect. Part 3- I meet some seemingly great guy who is at the funny farm also. He had pretended that he had attempted the self demise sin which later I learned wasn't true as he was a pathological liar addicted to Rx drugs. Again our Superhero with a capital S, did not judge me or roll his eyes- he only looked up at the ceiling and then again, gave me sound advice and actually seemed to sense this guy was just wrong. Part Last- My husband becoming jealous of the crazy house guy, turned over a new leaf and we reconciled our divorce and remain happily married to this day. Again, without any back pedaling, Matt shifted gear and knew exactly how to work with the other attorney to write up the reconciliation document. In conclusion, Matt's office was always respectful and prompt. Matt always returned my calls the same day. Although extremely busy, ALWAYS spent enough time with me to make sure I was at ease and my questions were answered. Matt also has a unique talent of knowing the correct amount of humor to use at the right time to lessen your stress. Proficient in many areas of the law, a mathematician and fellow philosopher, this attorney is highly intelligent, humorous, and great with people, an extremely rare find in one man. Along with that, his excellent office staff makes them the Cream of the Crop and the Cat's Meow. And I only had to edit his secretary's work one time, which was rare in and of itself. You will be proud of yourself for hiring this man, just ask him politely not to swear, if you can't handle it. He is above all a real gentleman. I took him through the circus, carnival, hospital, jungle, desert et al and he just calmly and professionally guided me faithfully. If you want a loyal attorney, he is your man.
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Posted by Brian | July 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce proceedings - highly recommended
I hired Matt Altamura to represent me in a divorce hearing. Through the very long and protracted legal battle with opposing counsel, not only have they been quick to respond to all of my questions, they have provided extremely practical legal advice and were fantastic in the courtroom. Extremely professional, courteous and they did an amazing job to keep me cam during a very stressful process. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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Posted by Catherine | March 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely great lawyer
Matthew Altamura was my lawyer for a car accident case where the other person was completely at fault. I was very impressed how he explained the whole process to me and it was clear that he was going to do whatever he could to make this situation right. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his job. I would not hesitate to recommend him & his law firm to anyone. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Matthew!
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Posted by Jacob | June 28, 2015
Excellent representation
I was more than satisfied with the service and professionalism I received with everyone at the law firm. They kept me informed every step of the way, which meant there were no surprises. I had an issue with traffic court and they put my mind at ease and resolved my case extremely fast. I would most definitely recommend this law firm to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
Separation with Equitable Distribution
Matt Altamura represented me in my separation with an equitable distribution. He was very knowledgeable about the issues I was dealing with, as well as sensitive to the heartache I felt at having to endure all I was facing. Communication was never an issue. He and his staff kept me very well informed. When all was said and done, my settlement was more than I had originally requested.
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Posted by Lee | April 29, 2014
Exceptional and caring lawyer
Mr. Altamura is a knowledgable and caring lawyer. He spent a lot of time to explain all my legal rights for the case. He is compassionate and takes extra mile in helping me. I strongly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Dorlene | April 28, 2014
Excellent
My son and I needed help when the contract we had with someone didn't work. The person we had the contract with didn't go by the contract and we had to retrieve our property back. With the help of Mr. Altamura, we were able to get our property back. Mr. Altamura and his staff were very helpful and returned all phone calls in a timely manner. He answered all our questions and kept us informed as to the status of our case. We were very pleased with his services and the out come of our case.
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Posted by Waynette | April 23, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Mr Altamura is smart, aggressive and an extremely talented attorney. He understands sophisticated financial matters, which makes him a formidable opponent, and yet has excellent relationships in the bar, making it possible for him to negotiate even in difficult cases. He has the ability to put clients at ease, even in the stress-filled environment of divorce. I have referred many of my friends and clients to him for years, and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
Excellent Attorney
We have had a need for Matt's experience on several occasions. He was extremely helpful when my husband's ex tried to wreak havoc on our lives with one filing after another including assault and trespassing charges. Matt handled each occurrence with insight and determination and each incident was dropped. He assisted my husband through a very messy divorce. He has also assisted my son from a wrongful injury that, while still ongoing, has been handled efficiently and with an eye to detail. Matt is intelligent, thorough and knowledgeable and we would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Andrew | April 19, 2014
A True Advocate for His Clients
I could not have hired a better lawyer for my divorce and custody battle! Great communicator on all levels. He truly understood my needs and put every ounce of his energy into my cases! He has been my lawyer for 3 years now, and I would never even think of hiring another one.
Posted by Lloyd Corder Jr | April 17, 2014
Smart and effective
Matthew Altamura is the ultimate professional. His unique ability to quickly dissect a complicated situation and creatively apply the law brought us to a practical and favorable conclusion. He was responsive, never missed a deadline, and proved to be an excellent communicator both in and outside the courtroom.
Posted by David | April 15, 2014
Excellent contract lawyer and negotiator
Matt did an outstanding job extricating me from a very sticky real estate contract situation. He seemed to be well-versed in contract law and was a relentless negotiator on my behalf. I would recommend him without hesitation. He is also quite friendly and returns client calls in short order.
Posted by Todd | March 26, 2014
Do NOT hire Dodge & Altamura
Their southern charm wears off fast when you start asking questions. They never replied to emails, didn't follow up timely and resulted in me having an additional $50 fine due to their negligence by getting my fine paperwork late. I paid them their fee, they did NOT get my fine reduced, I was assessed a fine of $308 which was more than I'd have paid if I just paid it out right and then I received an additional $50 court fine for their negligence. Avoid these guys at all cost.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dodge & Altamura
  • 2008 - 2020

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Hazardous material exposure
  • In excess of $3,000,000
  • Minor Settlement
  • $5,250,000
  • Peggy Williams and Michael Williams v. Joseph Dale Freeman d/b/a J&H Distributing and Alan Dwayne Freeman
  • $1,250,000

Associations

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 20 Best Workers Compensation Attorney in Greensboro
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2020
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teen Court
  • Judge
  • 2016
  • Teen Court
  • Judge
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Matthew
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt's legal knowledge is incredible. He has been a great mentor and resource for me as a new attorney. No matter the issue Matt has been able to answer my questions or point me in the right direction without hesitation. I am truly grateful for the opportunity I had to work with Matt and his firm."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As opposing counsel, I found Matthew to be a staunch advocate for his client. However, he was reasonable and committed to solving the issues at hand without undue delay or drama."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Altamura is a compassionate counselor who represents his clients with strength and precision in the courtroom. I refer cases to Matt because he has the knowledge, ambition, and experience clients can trust."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amazing legal skills, phenomenal negotiator, and great with his clients. He truly cares about people, and will fight to protect you. One of the sharpest lawyers I have ever had the privilege to know."
General practice Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Matt since he began practicing in 2008. He is very intelligent and eager to take on difficult cases. Matt will go above and beyond what is expected of him, if that is what it takes to get his clients a fair outcome."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Mr. Altamura is an aggressive, skilled personal injury attorney who possesses great creativity in handling of cases."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, and I never hesitate to direct to him anyone needing professional assistance in North Carolina."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt because he is a tireless advocate for his clients. He truly enjoys solving the puzzles his clients face, and often finds creative solutions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Altamura is a zealous and fierce advocate without compromising his integrity. He is easy to talk to and responsive to his clients' needs. Working with Matthew is always a pleasure."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is one of the fiercest attorneys I have ever encountered. He is brilliant, fearless, and researched. We have worked on numerous cases together and I have always been impressed with his litigation skills and negotiation techniques."
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