Gary A. Matthews is a commercial litigation and workplace injury defense lawyer in WV. With more than 16 years of experience in business law, Gary is knowledgeable in matters of deliberate intent and work-related injuries, insurance defense, mediation and arbitration, fire litigation, and product liability.
The WV insurance defense lawyer graduated magna cum laude from Marshall University in 1999 with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. Gary completed his legal studies in 2002 at the West Virginia University College of Law. He is admitted to the West Virginia State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. Gary also has practiced in bankruptcy court and in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Department of Defense.
Insurance companies and property owners trust attorney Gary Matthews to see them through fire litigation, from cause and origin investigation to resolution of claims. Gary works as a general insurance defense lawyer in WV, but also covers a wide area of commercial services including warranty law, construction law, and design professional litigation. In addition, he has experience in white collar criminal defense and election law issues.
From serving as general counsel for a small West Virginia town to representing the largest saw mill in the state alongside colleagues Stephen Golder and Thomas Scarr, Gary truly has the skills and experience necessary to serve the needs of commercial clients of all sizes.
When he is not in the law office or courtroom, Gary is very involved in his local community, serving on the board of the Autism Services Center and coaching youth sports. Hobbies like golf and building furniture have been set aside for less busy times, but he spends many weekends travelling to attend his daughter’s soccer and basketball games.
When you need a general commercial litigation or workplace injury defense lawyer in WV, Gary can manage the details of your case so you can get back to business.
J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 2002
B.A., magna cum laude, Marshall University, 1999
Professional and Community Activities:
The West Virginia State Bar, Member, 2002 to Present
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Member, 2011 to Present
Defense Research Institute, Member, 2011 to Present
Autism Services Center, Board Member, 2007 to Present
WV Dynasty Basketball, Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU), Coach, 2015 to Present
Wayne County Youth Soccer League, Coach, 2009 to 2015