JMD Welcomes Mark A. Taylor, Dustin L. Rapp, and Matthew J. Smith

Mark A. Taylor, Dustin L. Rapp, and Matthew J. Smith have joined JMD as associate attorneys.  

Mark Taylor and Dusty Rapp focus their practices primarily on family law matters including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, spousal support and domestic violence.  

Mark serves as Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee and is a 2022 graduate of the Bar Leadership Institute.  Mark practiced family law in Charlotte prior to joining JMD. 

In addition to family law, Dusty also practices criminal defense where he relies on his extensive experience in handling traffic offenses, domestic violence, white collar crime, drug offenses, adult sex offenses, felonious assaults, robberies and homicides.  Dusty worked for nearly 11 years as an assistant district attorney in North Carolina.  Dusty prosecuted hundreds of major felony cases and tried dozens of jury trials to verdict.

Matt Smith (R) spent six years handling complex commercial litigation in New York prior to joining JMD.  In addition to commercial litigation, Matt’s practice includes employment related disputes and discrimination cases.   Before becoming at attorney, Matt served in U.S. Navy where he specialized in anti-terrorism and qualified as an Expeditionary Warfare Specialist.