Pete McArdle

Pete McArdle

Arnold & Smith PLLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • North Carolina
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Mr. McArdle has lived in Charlotte since 1979. He attended Saint Gabriel Catholic School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Mr. McArdle continued his education at the University of North Carolina. At Chapel Hill, he played on the Junior Varsity Basketball Team and served on the UNC Supreme Court. He also received recognition for being an All-ACC Student Athlete. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Mr. McArdle attended law school at Campbell University.

Mr. McArdle returned to Charlotte in 1995 and has been representing clients in Charlotte and the surrounding Charlotte region since. In 2015 he became a partner at Arnold & Smith, PLLC where his primary focus continues to be on issues of family law. He has many years of experience in trying cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, alimony and equitable distribution.

His philosophy for how to approach cases is to be straightforward and honest. If a client’s matter requires aggressive and extensive litigation, he is as comfortable in a courtroom as he is taking a collaborative approach to resolve a matter outside of the courthouse.

He is the proud father of four children with his wife Sally. Outside of the office Mr. McArdle spends his time coaching a middle school AAU basketball team and attending his children’s sporting events.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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United States District Court For The Western District of North Carolina
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  • English
Professional Experience
Arnold & Smith PLLC
- Current
Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey
Campbell Law School
J.D. (1995)
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1991)
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Distinguished Rating
Clients' Choice Award
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
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Mecklenburg County Bar
Activities: Family Law Section
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Articles & Publications
Child Custody Relocation Cases
Lincoln Times Newspaper
Tips in Child Custody Cases
Lincoln County Newspaper
Alienation of Affection
Lincoln County Newspaper
Speaking Engagements
Legal Issues
ESPN Interview
Separation and Divorce
Harris YMCA Seminar
Contact & Map
Arnold & Smith PLLC
The Historic John Price Carr House
200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Telephone: (704) 370-2828
Fax: (704) 370-2202