Since joining the firm in the summer of 2005, Matt Pruden has been defending clients in state and federal courts across North Carolina. Matt’s practice covers the full spectrum of criminal matters, including drug trafficking and conspiracy cases in federal court, and homicide and sex offenses in state court.
Matt prides himself on effectively representing people from all walks of life. In recent years he has represented a physician who was never charged after a lengthy Medicare fraud investigation, successfully defended public school employees against a variety of criminal charges, and obtained a plea offer to a probationary sentence for a client charged with murder in a rural county.
Matt has been selected by his peers to be included in Super Lawyers and has been awarded an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Born and raised in Charlotte, Matt attended law school at Wake Forest University School of Law before returning to Charlotte to practice law.
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2004
Guilford College, B.S., 1998
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
White Collar Defense
AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale–Hubbell
Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2014-2015)
Super Lawyers (2017)
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
Mecklenburg County Bar
Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina Bar Association
Criminal Justice Act Panel, Western District of North Carolina