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"The way that  I represent my clients is pretty simple really. I treat my clients the way that I'd want to be treated if I were in their shoes.  I listen to my clients carefully and then help them define reasonable goals and expectations. Then I work to the best of my ability to achieve the goals we establish. Sometimes those goals can be achieved outside of the courthouse. Sometimes it is necessary for a Judge to decide the issues. But in every instance, my clients know that they have a hard-working, honest and experienced attorney on their side."


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 95%
    21 years
  2. Family: 1%
    21 years
  3. Child Support: 1%
    19 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 1%
    21 years
  5. Other: 2%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • James Bradford Champion

    Pete is an experienced and highly effective family law attorney.


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  • Dana Sherrill Lahbabi

    Pete is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful reputation in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Arnold & Smith, PLLC

200 North McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC, 28204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the BarristersCampbell University Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerArnold & Smith, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyKnox Brotherton Knox and Godfrey1995 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersN/A1995 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar Association - Family Law GroupN/AN/A
North Carolina AAU BasketballN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Beamer v. Beamer, 169 N.C. App. 594 (2005)N/A
CAMHI v. North Carolina DOT, 160 N.C. App. 594 (2003)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lincoln Times NewspaperChild Custody Relocation Cases2006
Lincoln County NewspaperTips in Child Custody Cases2006
Lincoln Times NewspaperAlienation of Affection2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
American University, Washington College of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Harris YMCA SeminarSeparation and Divorce2005