MATTHEW L. BENTON
PARTNER - STATESVILLE & MOORESVILLE
335 North Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677
CIVIL PRACTICE AND LITIGATION
Matthew attended undergrad at North Carolina State University and law school at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. Matthew's practice primarily focuses on civil litigation, family law and personal injury. Matthew is an experienced litigator who regularly tries cases to verdict. He represents clients out of offices in Mooresville, Statesville and Taylorsville, North Carolina.
Matthew is respected among his peers as an experienced and effective advocate. He has represented fellow attorneys, judges and prosecutors in Iredell and Alexander Counties 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 32, 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, 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.
J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2006
B.A., North Carolina State University, 2002
magna cum laude Major: History
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
North Carolina, 2006
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Iredell County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association