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Matt Arnold, Esq.

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Toll Free: 855.370.2828

216 N McDowell St #206
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

Mr. Arnold is an experienced personal-injury litigator and native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Arnold has tried bench and jury trials in North Carolina's state and federal courts. Mr. Arnold's familiarity with federal court rules, procedures, and personal injury actions in federal court makes him uniquely suited to handle cases arising from water contamination at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1988. By law, the venue for the Camp Lejeune cases is Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

At the outset of his legal career, Mr. Arnold defended insurance companies in personal injury matters. His claims defense practice has given him a unique perspective as to how to best advocate for clients in personal injury cases. The claims response and defense practice he undertook early in his career has proven invaluable in understanding the perspective of defense claims examiners and attorneys, and in formulating personal injury clients' administrative and legal claims in the best light. By law, Camp Lejeune water-contamination cases must begin with the filing of an administrative claim. Mr. Arnold has a wealth of experience defending administrative claims and, more recently, litigating administrative claims on behalf of clients. He is experienced at drafting and filing the necessary forms for clients with administrative claims like those involving the Camp Lejeune water-contamination cases, and communicating with and advocating on clients' behalf before administrative law judges and government attorneys and claims examiners.

Through his tireless advocacy on behalf of clients, Mr. Arnold has been recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer. He is also recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

As one of the founding members of Arnold & Smith, PLLC, Mr. Arnold has overseen the development of the firm's personal injury practice. Under his supervision, the firm has obtained favorable results for clients in literally thousands of cases.


J.D., University of North Carolina, 2003
Chancellors Scholar
Dean's List
UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic

B.A., Psychology, Belmont Abbey College, 2000
Cum Laude
Anne Horne Little Honors Program
Dean's List
Varsity Basketball - Captain

Community Involvement and Professional Memberships

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Court - Western District of North Carolina

North Carolina State Bar

Mecklenburg County Bar

Social/Sports Committee Co-Chair

Law Day Committee

American Inns of Court

The Justice William Bobbitt Inn of Court

Belmont Abbey College Alumni Board of Directors

American Bar Association - Family Law Section

North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Family Law Section

American Association for Justice - Family Law Section

North Carolina Bar Association - Family Law Section

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers

North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Super Lawyers North Carolina Rising Stars

National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorney 2024
Client Reviews
Arnold & Smith was great. They are always on time for your case, they really know what they are talking about. They are very good about giving you updates on your case. I highly recommend everyone to use Arnold & Smith as your attorney they will make sure you get the best result possible for your case. By far the best attorney in the area. Austin
Resonable expectations were set and the results far exceeded them. I was well informed, prepared and supported by Matt and his team. They provided comfort and confidence, as well as a great outcome. I can't possibly describe how grateful I truly am for what they have done for me. Matt was recommended to be by another trusted individual and I believe that was a blessing. Anthony
I can't say enough great things about Matthew Arnold and his team. I had a very complicated, high-conflict case which took a lot of time and effort on everyone's part, and I feel like my case was given the time and attention it required. Matt Arnold is a great attorney, and I would go as far as saying one of the best in Charlotte, if not the best. Bree is also amazing. Amber