Matthew moved to Iredell County after completing law school at the University of Alabama in 2006. Prior to law school he attended North Carolina State University. Since 2006 he has represented clients in a variety of matters, but most of his practice is dedicated to family law, criminal law, personal injury and serving the interests of his business clients, in additiona to serving as the town attorney for Ronda, NC. He is an experienced litigator and tries several jury cases to verdict each year.
Matthew is respected among his peers as an experienced and effective advocate. He has represented fellow attorneys, judges and prosecutors in a wide variety of matters: criminal, domestic and family law, civil litigation, probate matters, ethical complaints to the North Carolina State Bar and legal malpractice. Those that work alongside and across from Matthew daily entrust their own legal needs to him when the need arises.
Professionally, Matthew has served as an officer for Judicial District 22A, encompassing Iredell and Alexander Counties. He served as Treasurer in 2012, Vice-President in 2013 and President of 22A in 2014. He also served as chairman of the Iredell County Indigent Defense Committee from 2012 to 2015.
Matthew is originally from Wilkes County, where he was raised on a tobacco and cattle farm. Matthew and his wife and two children now reside in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Matthew spends most of his time outside of work cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide and NC State Wolfpack. He also enjoys BBQing, and is a member of his Father-in-Law’s competition barbecue team, The Fabulous Faultliners, competing in both the Memphis Barbeque Network and Kansas City Barbecue Society contests.
|Partner||Gottholm, Ralston & Benton, PLLC||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina State Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Judicial District 32 Bar Associaion||President 2013-2014, Vice-President, Treasurer||2006 - Present|
|University of Alabama School of Law||JD||2006|
|North Carolina State University||History||2002|
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