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La-Deidre D. Matthews

Charlotte | 704.335.6638
Fax | 704.334.4706

La-Deidre Matthews is a litigator in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office. She is part of a Professional Negligence & Product Liability Defense Team that represents professionals, local governments, and businesses in civil disputes. La-Deidre represents various clients on a broad range of tort claims, including medical negligence cases.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, La-Deidre was a postdoctoral legal fellow with the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of General Counsel. She earned her law degree and bachelor's degree from UNC, where she was president of the Education Law and Policy Society, a parliamentarian on the Student Bar Association, and a research assistant for the Youth Justice Clinic. She also externed with North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley and the North Carolina Attorney General's Office.

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Honors & Awards

  • James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society Inductee, 2018
  • Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award, Best Overall in Section, 2016


  • John S. Leary Association of Black Attorneys, Co-Vice Chair, 2019-present; Community Service and Leadership Development Committee, Chair, 2019-present