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About me

I grew up in Statesville, NC, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and then, because I knew that I wanted to return to Statesville to practice law, I spent three years in Los Angles, CA while attending Pepperdine University School of Law.  I believe this experience broadened my horizons.


I have practiced law in Statesville since 1983.   I have helped thousands of people with traffic and criminal offenses, including DWI's.  I represent people injured in auto accidents and at work against big insurance companies as well.


While I do not handle contested domestic cases, I do handle uncontested divorces.  I also handle wills and estate matters and basic incorporation work.


I am married to April E. Mattox and I have three children, Marett, Taylor and Davidson Pressly.  My athletic interests through the years included high school football (Go Greyhounds!!), bicycle racing and ice hockey.  Currently, I enjoy resistance training, yoga and I am an avid golfer.


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Contact info

Law Office of J. Pressly Mattox

102 W Broad Street
Statesville, NC, 28677-5256


Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 35%
    33 years
  2. Wills: 20%
    33 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    33 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    33 years
  5. Workers Compensation: 15%
    33 years



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Billy Jay Baity Jr.

    Pressly systematically and methodically handles his clients cases with professionalism and skill to accomplish a desired outcome.


    Billy Baity Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dustin Spencer McCrary

    J. Pressly Mattox is a great attorney. He is honest, reliable, and trustworthy. He has an excellent reputation among the legal community of Statesville. He has top-notch paralegals and a wonderful staff. I am honored to call him a friend.


    Dustin McCrary Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
4.4/5.0 Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of J.Pressly Mattox1985 - Present
AssociateHarris & Pressly1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
NC Advocates for JusticeMember1985 - Present
NC Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Iredell County Bar AssociationPast President1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Statesvlle Senior High SchoolN/ADiploma1976