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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Matthew P. Heiskell

Matthew P. Heiskell



  • Appellate Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Chemical
  • Battle Group - Litigation

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

Mr. Heiskell's practice encompasses state and federal trial work and litigation, with a focus on complex commercial litigation, mineral and energy law, corporate and partnership business disputes, consumer finance law and class actions. Mr. Heiskell also has experience handling matters before the West Virginia Business Court Division.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • West Virginia University, B.A., Political Science, 1995
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • American University Washington College of Law, LL.M., International Trade and Banking, 1999
Areas of Practice

Appellate Litigation | Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights | Battle Group - Litigation | Battle Group-Litigation | Chemical | Compliance, Privacy & Investigations | Consumer Finance | Deliberate Intent Litigation | Energy Law | Intellectual Property | Litigation | Litigation - The Battle Group | Midstream Services | Shale Gas Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Obtained favorable jury verdict in West Virginia State Court in connection with fraud and breach of fiduciary duties claims related to a near-decade long scheme to improperly use real estate to obtain millions of dollars in loan proceeds
  • Obtained favorable jury verdicts on behalf of land owners in connection with eminent domain actions initiated by regional airport
  • Representing plaintiffs in non-West Virginia state court litigation concerning a scheme to dispossess family members of interests in West Virginia oil and gas interests
  • Representing land owners in quiet title actions
  • Representing defendants in asbestos litigation
  • Representing central Appalachian coal producer in litigation concerning a long-term coal supply contract with an international industrial manufacturer
  • Representing coal producers in arbitration concerning coal preparation plant financing and the transfer and termination of royalty interests
  • Representing cogeneration power plant developer in litigation against national energy producer for fraud, racketeering and breach of contract concerning multiple energy-producing business ventures
  • Representing classes of shareholders in numerous federal securities class actions
  • Representing individuals in federal trial court litigation and appellate court concerning claims made under West Virginia Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
  • Representing company and individual in patent inventorship action concerning microprocessor patent portfolio
  • Representing partner in a partnership dispute concerning real estate development
  • Representing initial public offering purchasers asserting claims against underwriter/investment banks for fraud and breach of the Robinson-Patman Act through price discrimination and anti-competitive behavior

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