Matthew L. Clark is the managing member of the firm and focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal defense. Matt began his legal career as an intern with C. Dallas Kayser, L.C. in 1993 and became an associate of the firm after obtaining a Juris Doctor degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1996. He is a 1993 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During law school, Matt was an Associate Editor of the West Virginia Law Review.
Since beginning practice in 1996, Matt has obtained many substantial awards for clients in automobile, work injury, maritime, financial fraud, insurance bad faith and wrongful death cases. In addition, he has tried many criminal cases and maintains an active criminal trial practice.
Also, Matt coordinates the firm's work with other law firms across the country in maritime, pharmaceutical, defective medical device and insurance fraud matters.
Matt is a former President of the Mason County Bar Association, former chairman of the Mason County Civil Service Commission for Deputy Sheriffs, and former adjunct professor for Marshall University Community and Technical College. He is currently a member of the Point Pleasant River Museum, West Virginia Association of Justice, and American Association of Justice. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar, serving as the elected representative for all attorneys in Mason, Jackson, Putnam, Roane and Clay Counties, West Virginia and has also served on the Board of Governors of the West Virginia Association of Justice.
Matt is licensed in all State and Federal Courts of the State of West Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and has appeared on several occasions before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Additionally, he appears by special permission in various other State and Federal Courts across the country.
In addition to his legal career, Matt is a minority owner of Maple Lawn Brewery, a craft brewery located in neighboring Pomeroy, Ohio.
He is married to his wife, Beth, and they reside in Point Pleasant with their children, Jack and Abbey, and three dogs. Matt enjoys craft beer, golf, skiing, and gadgets.