Matthew H. Nelson

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Morgantown, West Virginia

Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC
Matthew H. Nelson
Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Appellate, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in West Virginia since: 2006

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC

453 Suncrest Towne Center Drive
Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505 Visit website


Matthew H. Nelson is an attorney with Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, law firm in Charleston, West Virginia. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 15 years of total legal experience, Mr. Nelson provides exceptional counsel, advocacy and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Labor law

·       Employment law

·       Personal injury

·       Litigation and appeals

·       Products liability

·       Construction law

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Nelson has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and interests of his clients in state and federal courts. He also has extensive experience handling appeals along with administrative cases, and he has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy on behalf of his clients.

Recognized for his success at helping his clients obtain substantial compensation for their legal challenges, Mr. Nelson has earned a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also received consistent designation from his peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in his region.

A 2002 Mountain Honorary graduate of West Virginia University's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Nelson obtained his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University's Michael E. Moritz College of Law. While there, he was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Advisory Council and member and parliamentarian of the Student Bar Association. He also received the dean's Award for Excellence.

Mr. Nelson has published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a wide range of legal topics. He is also an active member of the West Virginia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and its executive committee as well as the Society for Human Resources Management. He is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Monongalia County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Mr. Nelson holds his license to practice in Ohio and West Virginia, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Appellate, Construction Litigation: Business, Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Construction Defects, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, Ohio

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Dinsmore & Shohl's Morgantown Office Hosts Leadership West Virginia Reception, May 2, 2008
  • What's in it for Them; Navigating Employee Benefit Laws (Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • Does the NLRB Still Have Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Disputes?, November, 2009
  • Workplace Violence: Protecting Employees Without Violating the Law, 108 BNA l-1, June 8, 2010
  • Internships and Federal Law: Are Interns Employees?, 36 Employee Relations Law Journal 42, Autumn, 2010
  • Attention County Boards of Education: Is "Proof" Required for Utilizing Charter Buses?, July 14, 2010
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Hires Associate Matthew H. Nelson, November 12, 2007
Educational Background:
  • West Virginia University, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Morgantown, West Virginia, B.A. in Political Science, Honors: Mountain Honorary (West Virginia University's Ranking Honorary) and Student Government Attorney General (2001-2002)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • West Virginia
  • Monongalia County Habitat for Humanity, Member, Personnel Committee
  • Senior Monongalians, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • National Society for Human Resources Management ("SHRM")
  • North Central West Virginia Society for Human Resources Management
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • West Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member, Executive Committee
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Dean's Award for Excellence, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Super Lawyers- West Virginia 2021- Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
  • Super Lawyers - West Virginia 2017 - Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law
  • Student Bar Association Member and Parliamentarian (2004-2005), The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
  • Appellate Advocacy Advisory Council, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers

Office location for Matthew H. Nelson

453 Suncrest Towne Center Drive
Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Phone: 866-587-0167


4 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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