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Matthew Thomas Marcellino

Business Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   3 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Too often businesses wait until an issue has become an urgent situation that will cost them more now, then it would have cost them to fix the issue when it first arose. We counsel businesses from inception through sale. We focus on the present to make sure we protect the business' future.

    15 years

  2. Family
    Family law matters include many areas of law, including divorce, separation, alimony, child custody and distribution of marital assets and debts. Don't allow your emotions or the emotions of the other party to dictate the outcome. Your present situation may be difficult, but you must work to protect your future.

    13 years

  3. Child custody
    Child custody and visitation cases can be difficult and emotionally charged, whether they come to an agreement or not. These matters can be addressed in a separation agreement or parenting agreement. However, if the parties are unable to come to an agreement, then they may be forced to litigate. If forced to litigate, it is critical to hire an attorney and law firm that you are comfortable with and who will fight aggressively to protect your child's future.

    13 years


I believe that the most important part of the attorney-client relationship is trust and honesty.  I strive to provide those qualities, and more, to each of my clients because I fully recongnize that my role has a direct impact on their personal life and well being.  I approach each case with this understanding and therefore work to protect their interests, especially their future interests. 

Licensed for 15 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Carlette | November 24, 2014
Excellent attorney and staff
I had a wonderful experience with Mr.Marcellino . He is truly dedicated to his clients he always took time out for me and my case and always helped me figure out my best options. I would recommend him he is honest and will defnitely help solve whatever legal issue you may have.
Posted by Andrea | November 18, 2014
Very Knowledeable
Mr. Marcellino was exceptional! He provided all the necessary groundwork before my very first court date. Because of this, I was able to get above and beyond what I asked for. He is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate and has a desire to truly help people. I am forever grateful for all he has done in order to ensure the safety of my daughter.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Matthew M. Marcellino has shown a very professional and assertive approach since the first appointment, on the phone and from the other side of the world. He did not create any easy and false expectation. He prospected us how he would handle the case, why he wanted to follow that way and what would the best and realistic results be respectively. And the time was against us. We achieved what we factually proved to be truthful within the frame of law he proved to master; and for this he has our sincere moral reward for life.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-325 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Partner
  • Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner-Attorney
  • Moretz & Skufca, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office of Matthew T. Marcellino, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dean & Gibson, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2011
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • College of Charleston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Duncan v. McSwain
  • Client Granted Primary Physical and Legal Cutody
  • Adams v. Goodrum
  • Relocation of child to another state - Granted
  • Mobit v. Mobit
  • Child Custody and Visitation Enforced


  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Business Law, Family Law, & Young Gun
  • Business North Carolina - Legal Elite
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • #1 Young Gun in the State
  • Business North Carolina - Legal Elite
  • 2018
  • Family Law
  • Business North Carolina - Legal Elite
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite and Young Gun
  • Business North Carolina - Legal Elite
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Litigation
  • America Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Contracts
  • 2018
  • GEICO Conference
  • How to Handle Personal Injury Claims
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Endorse Matthew
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Marcellino's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney and I have referred a number of matters to him"
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt skillfully and smartly advocates for his clients. He is well prepared in the courtroom and well respected by the Mecklenburg County Judges. He gets great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a bright and driven client advocate and a well respected member in the legal community. I recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled attorney whose focus is protecting the rights of his clients and obtaining the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a sharp, intelligent attorney who demonstrates care and compassion toward all of his clients. He is someone you can trust to what you need done effectively and efficiently."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Matt and find him to be knowledgeable and professional. He truly cares about his clients and his work."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an excellent attorney who passionately advocates for his family law clients. I've very proud to be associated with him."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent custody attorney, and I refer all my immigration matters to him. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great attorney who is well respected in the community. I would highly recommend him for legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Marcellino is a well-prepared, thorough, knowledgeable attorney providing his clients with hands-on, personalized legal services. Matthew takes the time and effort to fully evaluate each client's case and performs all steps necessary to ensure the greatest possible outcome. I highly recommend and endorse Matthew Marcellino."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a top notch lawyer. I refer a lot of my clients to him and trust his work. Do not hesitate to seek a consultation with Matthew."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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