01: Attorneys

Matthew G. Chapman

  • Phone:

    (304) 238-5380
  • Fax:

    (304) 232-1205
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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


Matthew G. Chapman is a Partner in the West Virginia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. He focuses his law practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, product liability, commercial motor vehicle, construction, insurance coverage and employment relations.

Upon graduation from West Virginia University College of Law, Matthew served as a law clerk for Judge O. C. “Hobby” Spaulding in Putnam County from 2010 to 2013. He then practiced with a civil litigation defense firm in Wheeling, West Virginia.  He joined Rawle & Henderson as an Associate in 2020, and was promoted to Partner in January 2023.

Matthew is active in his state government and in the legal community.  He was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the West Virginia State Elections Commission in 2018.  He became the Chairman of the Elections Commission in 2021, and continues to serve.  Matthew was appointed by the Ohio County Commission to serve on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Route 2/I-68 Authority in 2019.

Matthew has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters each year from 2018 – 2023.  Since 1991 Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in the nation across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes. The lawyers selected include those with many years of experience, as well as the Rising Stars of the profession, who are under the age of 40. Only 2.5% of lawyers who are eligible nationwide are selected as Rising Stars.


Co-Author, Practitioner’s Guide to Attorney Fees in West VirginiaWest Virginia Law Review, September 2019
Co-Author, 2015 West Virginia Legislation Update: Part IIWest Virginia Law Review, November 2015
Co-Author, 2015 West Virginia Legislation Update: Part IWest Virginia Law Review, September 2015


West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV   (J.D. 2010)
Member, Order of the Barrister
President, Lugar Trial Association
Member, Public Interest Advocates
Member, Student Bar Association

West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

(B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude, 2006)
Academic Certificate of Achievement Recipient
Mortar Board Honorary Senior
West Virginia University Academic Promise Scholarship
Chilton Scholarship

Professional Associations

West Virginia State Elections Commission, 2018–Present
West Virginia Route 2/I-68 Authority, Board of Directors, 2019–Present
West Virginia Law Institute, 2018–Present
West Virginia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2015–2019
American Bar Association
The TIPS Leadership Academy 2023-2024
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Member 2023
ABA/American Board of Trial Advocates National Trial Academy 2022

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