Attorney Profiles

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Matthew Arnold, Esq.

Mr. Arnold grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a product of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. He attended Carmel Junior High, South Charlotte Middle, and graduated from Providence Senior High School. Mr. Arnold continued his education at Belmont Abbey College where he received a basketball scholarship and played varsity basketball for four years. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta national fraternity and graduated from the Belmont Abbey College Honors Institute. After graduating cum laude from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy, Mr. Arnold attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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J. Bradley Smith, Esq.

Brad Smith is one of the founding members of Arnold & Smith, PLLC in North Carolina. As a litigator, Mr. Smith has dedicated his career to advocating for individuals in courtrooms throughout North Carolina. He focuses his practice on representing individuals charged with DWI / DUI, felonies, misdemeanors, and federal criminal charges.

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Tonya Graser Smith, Esq.

Ms. Smith grew up in Eastern Tennessee outside of Knoxville. She attended West Virginia University where she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science and graduated from the Honors College. After college, she spent a year working as a consultant for Delta Gamma Fraternity which had her work all over the United States and in Canada. Ms. Smith then attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law where she was selected in her third year of law school to participate in the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic where she was the lead attorney on a variety of civil cases including many family law matters.

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Bryan W. Stone, Esq.

Since graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Mr. Stone has made Charlotte his home. Licensed to practice law in both Georgia and North Carolina, He has focused on creditor and debtor rights, bankruptcy, business litigation, construction, and landlord-tenant law. Mr. Stone has even given seminars and lectures on several of those topics, including Bankruptcy 101 and Landlord-Tenant rights.

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Laura M. Cobb, Esq.

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Ms. Cobb has lived all over the Southeast. She grew up primarily in Northern Virginia, but graduated from Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. After high school she attended Vanderbilt University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. After college she relocated to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she worked for the Wake Forest University Medical School conducting scientific research in the fields of Microbiology and Immunology. After publishing two scientific papers, she decided to attend law school at Wake Forest Law School in Winston-Salem.

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L. Bree Laughrun, Esq.

Born and raised in Charlotte, Ms. Laughrun is a graduate of Myers Park High School. She attended the College of Charleston, receiving a degree in business administration. While attending Charleston, she participated in the Honors Program, served as a justice on the Charleston Honor Board, as well as, serving as elected treasurer and judicial chair of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. After making Charleston her home for four years, Ms. Laughrun was accepted into the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond on a partial scholarship. In 2009, Ms. Laughrun graduated cum laude from University of Richmond, with a certificate of concentration in family law.

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Paul Tharp, Esq.

Paul Tharp is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he majored in English and minored in Philosophy. Paul graduated in three years with the top grade point average in his class. After working as a high school English teacher, Paul attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his juris doctor and became a member of the Florida Bar in 2003.

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Kyle A. Frost Esq.

Mr. Frost was born and raised in Upstate New York, graduating from Notre Dame High School. After high school he attended the University at Albany on a Presidential Scholarship, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. During this time, Mr. Frost also became certified to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

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