We focus on our clients’ needs, identify their goals, and help them work toward achieving those goals.
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 employment and family law cases, Matthew joined his colleagues Jordan Gross and Sarah Privette to form SGP in 2014.
Matthew represents clients in divorce proceedings, child custody hearings, and wrongful termination 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 and Sarah at SGP has allowed Matthew to not only draw upon his extensive background in family law and employment 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, two dogs, two cats, and rabbit. 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.