PERSONNEL FILE: Matthew Kingery named Young Lawyer of the Year

By The West Virginia Record | May 17, 2010


CHARLESTON -– Matthew Kingery, a partner in the Charleston office of Dinsmore & Shohl, was recently honored with the Young Lawyer of the Year Award presented by The West Virginia State Bar at its annual meeting.

The Young Lawyers Section of The West Virginia State Bar established the award to annually honor one young lawyer who has brought honor and distinction to the legal profession through a commitment to community service and the citizens of West Virginia.

Kingery's practice focuses on a wide range of real estate matters with emphasis on title, acquisitions, sales and financing issues. His experience includes transactions involving both complex estates and oil, gas and mineral issues and he has a wealth of experience with landlord tenant issues and title insurance matters. His clients include lenders, property owners, developers and property management groups.

Outside of his practice, Kingery devotes a majority of his time to civic and professional organizations throughout West Virginia. In 2007, he served as the co-chair of Charleston Area Alliance's Young Professionals Housing Committee and as its representative to the West Virginia Housing Development Fund's single family housing ad hoc committee. From 2008 to 09, he served as the co-chair of Generation Charleston and was involved in the formative meetings of Generation West Virginia. During this time, Kingery helped raise the profile of the young professional's network, including raising awareness of important issues in the Capital City and developing initiatives to address these issues. Kingery currently serves on both the Board of Directors for the Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation, Inc. and Advisory Committee of the University of Charleston Graduate School of Business. In addition to further serving those organizations on various subcommittees, he also supports the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Seminar in West Virginia, having served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities since his junior year at Poca High School.

Kingery has also been recognized for his work in the legal industry and the community and has received numerous awards including being selected to the West Virginia Rising Stars® List and being honored as a recipient of the 2009 Generation Next: 40 Under 40 award by The State Journal. He earned his J.D. and served as class President at West Virginia University College of Law and earned his B.A. from Marshall University.

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of more than 450 attorneys practicing in 10 offices throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more than a century, Dinsmore & Shohl has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals.

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