Matthew P. Kingery


Matt's practice focuses primarily on the representation of national and regional lending institutions in all aspects of commercial lending, including construction loans, asset based loans, and low income housing loans. Matt counsels lenders on an array of distressed loan questions, including workouts and restructuring issues, receiverships, foreclosure proceedings and REO portfolio matters. He also utilizes both his thorough understanding of real estate law and prior litigation experience to counsel clients on corrective title actions. He has extensive experience counseling clients on a wide range of real estate development matters, title issues involving complex estates and oil, gas and mineral questions, and is a licensed title insurance agent.


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 2000)
    • Class president
    • West Virginia State Bar Scholarship
  • Marshall University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997)
    • Gamma Beta Phi, Psi Chi

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • West Virginia State Bar, Real Estate Zoning and Land Use Section, Legislative Review Subcommittee
  • West Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Lawyers Division; former Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee 
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Generation Charleston, co-chair and adviser (2008)
  • Charleston Area Alliance's Young Professionals, former Housing Committee co-chair and representative to the West Virginia Housing Development Fund Single Family Housing Committee
  • West Virginia Coal Association
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • University of Charleston Graduate School of Business; Advisory Board, Strategic Planning Group
  • West Virginia Attorney General, appointed special assistant (March 2009)
  • West Virginia Bar Foundation
  • Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Health Care Task Force
  • Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors (2010 - 2015)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association


  • West Virginia Super Lawyers®
  • West Virginia Rising Stars® 
  • 2009 Generation Next: 40 Under 40 award by The State Journal
  • West Virginia State Bar 2010 Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Young Gun by the West Virginia Executive (2017)