United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States 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, construction, insurance coverage and employment relations.
Matthew earned his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 2010. While attending law school, he was inducted into the Order of the Barrister and served as President of the Lugar Trial Association. He was active in the Public Interest Advocates and the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk for Judge O. C. “Hobby” Spaulding in Putnam County.
He earned his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from West Virginia University in 2006. He was an Academic Certificate of Achievement Recipient and a Mortar Board Honorary Senior. He received a West Virginia University Academic Promise scholarship and a Chilton scholarship.
Matthew is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and also the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Matthew was selected as a West Virginia Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and he has been appointed to, and serves as, the Chairman of the West Virginia State Elections Commission. Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson LLP, he was an attorney with a civil litigation defense law firm in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Co-Author, Practitioner’s Guide to Attorney Fees in West Virginia, West Virginia Law Review, September 2019
Co-Author, 2015 West Virginia Legislation Update: Part II, West Virginia Law Review, November 2015
Co-Author, 2015 West Virginia Legislation Update: Part I, West Virginia Law Review, September 2015
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2010
Inducted into Order of the Barrister
President, Lugar Trial Association
Public Interest Advocates
Student Bar Association
West Virginia University, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2006
Academic Certificate of Achievement Recipient
Mortar Board Hororary Senior
West Virginia University Academic Promise Scholarship
West Virginia State Elections Commission, 2018–Present
West Virginia Law Institute, 2018–Present
Young Lawyers Section, West Virginia State Bar Association, 2015–2019
Route2/I-68 Authority Board of Directors, 2019–Present