Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2004

Guilford College, B.S., 1998

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina

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

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

White Collar Defense

Awards & Honors

AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale–Hubbell

Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2014-2015)

Super Lawyers (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

Legal Elite (2020)


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

Matthew G. Pruden

Matthew G. Pruden joined Tin Fulton Walker & Owen in 2005. Since then, he 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, Matthew G. Pruden attended law school at Wake Forest University School of Law before returning to Charlotte to practice law.

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