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  • Founding Partner
  • Family Law

Originally from New England, Matthew Stauff has lived and worked in North Carolina since 2006. He started his career in private practice before launching a seven-year tenure at Legal Aid of North Carolina, where he refined his analytical skills in child custody cases, housing issues, and unemployment benefits disputes. In order to focus his practice more fully on family law cases, Matthew joined his colleague Jordan Gross to form Stauff & Gross in 2014.

Matthew represents clients in divorce proceedings, child custody hearings and family law matters. He also accepts appointments as a Certified Parenting Coordinator in high-conflict custody cases. While he is an experienced litigator and is willing to advocate for his clients in court, Matthew believes that court should not always be the first option: Working out matters amicably through negotiation and settlement generally leads to a more efficient, cost-effective outcome.

Working with Jordan at Stauff & Gross has allowed Matthew to not only draw upon his extensive background in family law cases, but also get to know his clients as people. "Because we're a small firm, we're able to focus on the client," he says. "I'm fortunate to be able to help our clients work out their legal issues."

Matthew lives in North Raleigh with his wife, son, dog, and two cats. Outside of the firm, he can be found working in his yard, reading, fishing, and enjoying time with his family and friends both within and outside of the legal field.

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D.
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A.
    • Major: English Literature
    • Minor: Business Studies
  • North Carolina, 2007
  • Rhode Island, 2005
  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2008
  • Professionalism Committee of the Wake County Bar Association, 2023
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Family Law