Matthew F. Chase

Phone: (304) 284-4145 | Fax: (304) 284-4140 | Email:
150 Clay Street, Suite 500, Morgantown, WV 26501

Matthew F. Chase is an associate practicing with the Land, Mineral and Properties Practice Group in the Morgantown, West Virginia, office. His practice focuses on oil and gas title work and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Chase is well versed in all aspects of oil and gas law. His experience includes handling title examinations, authoring complex oil and gas title opinions for West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and working in-house for an oil and gas production company on due diligence and title defect curative work. He has also worked in preparing title insurance commitments, preliminary title reports, deeds, contracts and other legal documentation related to real estate transactions. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Mr. Chase earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in philosophy and criminology with a minor in leadership studies from West Virginia University in 2010. He received a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 2013.

Legal Experience
2017 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2017BesTitle Agency, Inc., Managing Attorney/In-House Counsel
2015 - 2017Rice Energy Inc., Contract Attorney
2015Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., Contract Attorney
2014 - 2015Lenington, Gratton and Alexander LLP, Associate Attorney
2013J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
2010B.A., magna cum laudeWest Virginia University (Philosophy and Criminology)
Bar Admissions
2013West Virginia

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Lawyers Division

  • Rotary International, Member
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
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