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Matthew H. Nelson - Morgantown, WV

453 Suncrest Towne Center DriveSuite 300 Morgantown, WV 26505

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Updated: 02/25/2022

Morgantown Labor Law Lawyer


Matt Nelson has spent most of his life in Morgantown, West Virginia. After graduating from West Virginia University, Matt attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he received the Dean's Award for Excellence and was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Advisory Committee. Since then, Matt has developed a state and region wide litigation practice with two of West Virginia's largest law firms, and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers...

About Matthew H. Nelson

Practice Areas

  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (Member, Executive Committee)
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • North Central West Virginia Society for Human Resources Management
  • National Society for Human Resources Management ("SHRM")
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Senior Monongalians, Inc. (Board of Directors)
  • Monongalia County Habitat for Humanity (Member, Personnel Committee)


  • The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 2005
    Honors: Dean's Award for Excellence
    Honors: Appellate Advocacy Advisory Council
    Honors: Student Bar Association Member and Parliamentarian (2004-2005)
  • West Virginia University, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2002
    Honors: Mountain Honorary (West Virginia University's Ranking Honorary)
    Honors: Student Government Attorney General (2001-2002)
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Steptoe & Johnson, Attorney, - 2005


Other Sources of Feedback About Matthew H. Nelson

Included on the 2024 West Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2023 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 West Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 West Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Matthew H. Nelson on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law, 2012 - Present
  • Super Lawyers - West Virginia 2017 - Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Super Lawyers- West Virginia 2021- Personal Injury General: Plaintiff

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453 Suncrest Towne Center DriveSuite 300 Morgantown, WV 26505



  • Dinsmore & Shohl's Morgantown Office Hosts Leadership West Virginia Reception, May 2, 2008
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Hires Associate Matthew H. Nelson, November 12, 2007
  • Attention County Boards of Education: Is "Proof" Required for Utilizing Charter Buses?, July 14, 2010
  • Internships and Federal Law: Are Interns Employees?, 36 Employee Relations Law Journal 42, Autumn, 2010
  • Workplace Violence: Protecting Employees Without Violating the Law, 108 BNA l-1, June 8, 2010
  • Does the NLRB Still Have Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Disputes?, November, 2009
  • What's in it for Them; Navigating Employee Benefit Laws (Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce)

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