Matthew P. Kingery

Firm: Lewis Gianola PLLC
Location: Charleston - WV

  • 300 Summers Street, Suite 700
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • Tel : (304) 345-2000
  • Fax : (304) 343-7999

As a WV real estate attorney, Mr. Kingery assists clients with complex commercial title and mineral title issues. This work includes oversight of title certifications for oil and natural gas estates and coal estates as well as leasehold and surface titles for businesses and individuals in WV. He also represents clients in matters affecting boundaries, condemnation, easements, rights-of-way, eminent domain, and other real property interests in both state and federal courts.

A member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Mr. Kingery has provided legal counsel for multi-county mineral and surface projects in the pre- and post-closing stages of transactions as well as due diligence.

Mr. Kingery has served as counsel to owners, developers, and community groups in land use matters before local planning and zoning commissions, and boards of zoning appeals.

Clients served by Mr. Kingery have included regional developers, property management groups, property owners, and business owners and operators. Representing commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, and mineral projects of various sizes, he serves clients in legal matters that include the following:

  • Landlord-tenant issues;
  • Eminent domain and condemnation;
  • Construction law;
  • Common interest communities;
  • Servitudes;
  • Leasing;
  • Planning;
  • Zoning and land use;
  • State and local taxation.

Education and Achievements

Matthew P. Kingery is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science in the psychology of business and industry. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2000.

Mr. Kingery has been recognized for his work in the legal industry and community and has received numerous awards. He earned both an AV Preeminent® peer rating and Gold Client Champion client rating on Martindale-Hubbell® and has been selected multiple times to Super Lawyers® in the practice area of real property law. Mr. Kingery was named the 2010 West Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year, honored as a recipient of the 2009 Generation Next 40 under 40 award by The State Journal, and named a Young Gun by West Virginia Executive in 2017.

Mr. Kingery is admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He serves as an advisor to the University of Charleston School of Business and Leadership, and he serves on multiple committees of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. His memberships also include the West Virginia State Bar, where he serves on the Real Estate, Zoning, and Land Use Committee, and the West Virginia Bankers Association. Mr. Kingery is an agent and/or approved attorney for First American Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

Mr. Kingery co-authored numerous West Virginia Real Estate Law sections for Thomson Reuters® Practical Law in 2017 and 2018 on finance, ownership, leasing, foreign investment in real estate, brokerage laws, and managing commercial real estate. He has also been published by West Virginia Executive magazine and is a frequent contributor to the WV Banker magazine. In addition to his published articles, Mr. Kingery has been a speaker at multiple West Virginia State Bar Association meetings, the most recent of which was the 2021 West Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Conference at which he presented on special title considerations for common interest communities.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky


  • West Virginia University College of Law, JD, 2000
  • Marshall University, BS, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar
    • Real Estate, Zoning, and Land Use Committee
  • West Virginia Bankers Association
  • Title agent and/or approved attorney
    • First American Title Insurance Company
    • Lawyers Title
    • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

Recognitions and Awards

  • Named Best Lawyer (2024) in the areas of Commercial Finance Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Project Finance Law, and Real Estate Law.
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rated Gold Client Champion by clients on Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected to Super Lawyers®, 2018 to 2019
  • Recognized in Young Guns by West Virginia Executive, 2017
  • Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2009, 2011 to 2015
  • Recognized as Young Lawyer of the Year by the West Virginia State Bar, 2010
  • Recognized in the Generation Next 40 under 40 by The State Journal, 2009

Presentations and Lectures

  • West Virginia Bar Association Real Estate Conference, Presenter, 2021


  • “Collateral Concerns: Common Interest Ownership Communities,” West Virginia Banker, August 2021
  • “PPP Round Two And Beyond,” West Virginia Banker, March 2021
  • “The Effects of Coronavirus on Commercial Real Estate in West Virginia,” West Virginia Executive, December 2020
  • “Strategic Transactions With Outstanding PPP Loan and EIDL Obligations,” West Virginia Banker, December 2020
  • “Commercial Real Estate Will Recover,” West Virginia Banker, Fall 2020

Community and Public Service

  • University of Charleston School of Business and Leadership, Advisor
  • The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Committee Member

Lewis Gianola PLLC

The WV litigation attorneys and counselors at Lewis Gianola PLLC have served businesses, individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and others for decades, with the law firm’s history dating back more than 70 years. With offices in Charleston and Morgantown, Lewis Gianola provides litigation services and counsel for commercial, transactional, and regulatory matters to clients in West Virginia (WV), Ohio (OH), and Pennsylvania (PA).

When you are involved in a legal dispute or need guidance on a business issue or transaction, you need counsel and representation from a trusted and experienced attorney or a professional in the relevant field. Lewis Gianola offers a broad range of services, including various services related to litigation, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business organization and operations, government relations, taxes and audits, real estate, transactional legal services, and more in WV, OH, and PA.

The law firm’s national, regional, and state clients include banks and trust services, telecommunications providers, retailers and wholesalers, technology companies, real estate developers, construction companies, manufacturers, coal mine operators, oil and gas industry businesses, health care providers, insurance companies, and homeowners and condominium associations, among others.