Matthew Tomsic

Matthew Tomsic is a partner who practices with the firm’s business, civil litigation and bankruptcy groups.

Matt’s litigation practice focuses on commercial and business litigation of all types, including civil litigation relating to the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; ownership of proprietary technology and information as well as trade secret disputes; unfair trade practices; fiduciary duties; business torts; contract disputes; Uniform Commercial Code disputes; and commercial landlord-tenant disputes, summary ejectment proceedings and actions involving commercial leases.

Matt’s bankruptcy and workout practice focuses on navigating clients through a crisis and assisting them in developing and executing a plan to regain stability. While that sometimes includes a Chapter 11 filing or a small business filing under Subchapter V, often the process involves out-of-court negotiations with creditors and other stakeholders to develop a sustainable and acceptable plan to resolve the client’s debts.

Matt also maintains a pro bono practice focusing on housing stability through programs with the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center, North Carolina Bar Foundation, and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.

Prior to law school, Matt worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina as well as a business journal in Charleston, S.C.  He also managed community relations for the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2017
South Carolina, 2019
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2017
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2018
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2020
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2019


University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. with Honors, 2017

Honors Writing Scholar, 2016-2017

Holderness Moot Court, Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Team, 2015-2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, News/Editorial, 2009

Honors and Awards

Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Class of 2022
Young Guns, 2022 Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine
North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020
Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Bankruptcy), 2023-2024; Legal Elite Hall of Fame (Bankruptcy, 2024)
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine’s “Rising Stars” in Bankruptcy, 2023-2024

Associations and Memberships

Mecklenburg County Bar Law Day Committee, Member
Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee, Member
North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Council, Young Lawyers’ Division Liaison
UNC Law Alumni Association, Advancement Committee, Member