Adam W. Arthur

Attorney at Law

Adam W. Arthur

Greensboro Attorney
Nationally Recognized For Excellence

Adam Arthur is a highly accomplished and skilled divorce attorney and family lawyer. Adam works diligently to protect his client’s best interests and achieve outstanding results. Adam is frequently called upon by business and individuals to represent them when complex legal issues arise. Widely known for his effective advocacy in the courtroom, he frequently is called upon to litigate and try complex matters. In addition to his top-tier trial skills, Adam is recognized as being a leader in efficient and effective dispute resolution. While Adam has a significant matrimonial, divorce, and family law practice, he has handled and litigated cases involving contracts, real property, will disputes, construction issues, insurance issues, and a variety of business torts.

“I pride myself on offering first-rate client care and support throughout what is often a very difficult time for my clients. I am able to draw on my expertise, skill, and experience to achieve the very best results for my clients.”

Adam’s skills have been recognized by his peers time after time. Adam has been featured in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite as well as North Carolina’s Super Lawyers’ Magazine. Adam has also been peer-rated as a “Distinguished” attorney through Martindale-Hubble. At the time of his selection, Adam was the first and only divorce lawyer and family law attorney in North Carolina to be selected into fellowship with the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only trial lawyer honorary society. Further, at the time of his selection, Adam was one of only nine divorce lawyers and family law attorneys in the entire country to be included in Litigation Counsel of America’s prestigious fellowship. Adam has also been recognized for his legal work by The National Trial Lawyer publication with inclusion on its 2014 list of Top 40 Under 40. Adam was also selected to NADC’s Nation’s Top One Percent in 2015. Adam was the first Greensboro Family Law Attorney to be given such honor. Adam has also been recognized as being in the 10 Best Attorneys in Western North Carolina by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Adam has been active in both professional and community activities through the local and state bar associations and many non-profit organizations. Professionally, he has served many years on the Local Rules Committee of the Guilford County District Court and has served as the State Co-Chairman of the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s 4All Statewide Phone-In Day of Service. He also served two terms as President of the Family Law Section of the Greensboro Bar Association after being elected to the position by his peers. In such role, Adam also served on the Greensboro Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Adam is actively involved in the United Methodist Church and serves on the non-profit Court Watch of North Carolina Board of Directors. Giving back to and trying to improve both the profession and the community has always been a priority in his life.

Adam enjoys his family, traveling, and cheering on his beloved Tar Heels. When not in the office or cheering on his Tar Heels, he often can be found helping others through this charitable work or enjoying time with his family in the North Carolina mountains.


  • University of North Carolina

    University of North Carolina

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Elon University

    Elon University, School of Law

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

  • NC State Bar

    North Carolina


    US Supreme Court


    US District Court – Middle Dist of NC

Teaching Experience

Residence Supervisor, Elon University School of Law
Continuing Legal Education Course

Awards & Recognitions

Top 40 Under 40, Triad Business Journal
Legal Elite, Business North Carolina
Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Nation’s Top One Percent [of Attorneys], National Association of Distinguished Counsel
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
N.C. National Guard Civilian Commendation Medal
Lead Counsel Rated

Prior Experience

Attorney, Henson & Talley, L.L.P.
Law Clerk, Legal Aid of NC, Greensboro Office
Law Clerk, Joint Forces Staff Judge Advocate, NC Nat’l Guard
Congressional Intern, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble

Professional Associations & Memberships

Eighteenth Judicial District Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Greensboro Bar Association
Two-Term Past President, Family Law Section, Greensboro Bar Association (2012-2013 & 2013-2014)
Member, District Court Local Rules Committee – 18th Judicial District

Other Activities

Judge, Guilford County Teen Court
Hurricane Irene Disaster Legal Services, North Carolina Bar Association
Elon Univ. Family Law Practitioner Panel, Featured Panelist
Elon Univ. Carolina Classic Invitational, Mock Trial, Judge
UNC Regional Mock Trial, Presiding Judge and Scoring Judge
4-All Phone-In, N.C. Bar Foundation
Site Co-Chair, 4-All Phone-In, N.C. Bar Foundation
State Co-Chair, 4-All Phone-In, N.C. Bar Foundation
4-All Committee, N.C. Bar Foundation
Ask-a-Lawyer Day, Young Lawyers’ Division, Greensboro Bar Association
Ask-a-Lawyer Day, Young Lawyers’ Division, High Point Bar Association


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