West Virginia Based Lawyers Focusing on Oil and Gas Law, Employment Law, and Personal Injury

Eddie Wagoner: Licensed in WV, OH and PA | Matt Hansberry: Licensed in WV

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Morgantown, WV Office:  (304) 470-2056 | Bridgeport, WV Office: (304) 842-5135


The Attorneys

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Matthew B. Hansberry, Attorney-at-law

(Licensed in West Virginia)
Hansberry & Wagoner, PLLC
1400 Johnson Avenue, Suite 4-P
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Telephone: (304) 842-5135

For 2024, Best Lawyers ranked Hansberry & Wagoner, PLLC , as one of the best law firms in the United States and as a tier-one metropolitan firm for representation of individuals in West Virginia employment matters.

Attorney at Hansberry & Wagoner, PLLC

Matt Hansberry

Matt Hansberry is a lifelong West Virginia resident with experience representing clients in a wide variety of matters throughout the state. Before opening his own law firm on January 1, 2016, Matt worked for approximately eight years in the Labor and Employment Department of a well-respected civil defense firm and then approximately two years for the world’s largest employment law defense firm at the time. On January 1, 2023, Matt Hansberry and Eddie Wagoner merged their practices to create their current law firm, Hansberry & Wagoner, PLLC.

Labor & Employment Law in WV

Matt Hansberry’s practice is focused on the areas of labor and employment law. Matt has been recognized several times by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in employment litigation in West Virginia. For 2020 through 2023, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America publication for his work in labor and employment litigation. As acknowledged in that publication, for 2023, Matt was recognized by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Morgantown region for his work in two practice areas: (1) Litigation – Labor and Employment and (2) Employment Law – Individuals. Only one lawyer in each practice area and community is honored by The Best Lawyers in America publication with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.

Matt’s primary areas of practice include employment litigation involving claims of:

  • wrongful termination,
  • workers’ compensation discrimination,
  • disability discrimination,
  • age discrimination,
  • gender discrimination,
  • racial discrimination,
  • sexual harassment,
  • whistleblower retaliation,
  • wage-payment violations,
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations,
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations,
  • Employment contracts and severance agreements,
  • Employee handbooks and employment policies, and
  • Employment counseling and investigations.


If you need assistance, or if your company needs assistance, please feel free to contact the firm at any time to schedule an initial consultation at no charge.

Attorney at Hansberry & Wagoner, PLLC

Eddie Wagoner

West Virginia personal injury lawyer Eddie Wagoner regularly handles cases involving oil and gas ownership and lease disputes, as well as auto accident litigation, employment, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Eddie is licensed in and represents clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as West Virginia. In addition, he has assisted oil and gas owners and producers in the negotiation and acquisition of oil and gas interests throughout the Appalachian basin.

Eddie began his career representing large corporations and working for insurance companies.  This afforded him a great deal of wonderful experience but was frustrating.  Eddie longed to limit his practice to clients that he could know and understand on a personal level.  Since 2012, Eddie has devoted his practice to the representation of individuals and small family owned businesses.  Eddie enjoys taking on cases he fully believes in and ensuring that his clients leave the office better than when they walked in. 

Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, Eddie has lived in the Morgantown area since graduating law school. Eddie currently lives in a restored cabin in Morgantown with his wife Alana, their children Benji and Winnie, and their dogs Sloopy and Waffles. When he is not in the office Eddie enjoys hiking, fishing, working on classic pickups and snowboarding throughout Appalachia and the Mountain West.


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Practice Areas

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Oil & Gas Law

An Oil and Gas litigation attorney provides comprehensive legal services and representation to clients involved in disputes and legal challenges within the oil and gas sector. If you need assistance regarding an oil and gas matter, whether involving contract or lease disputes, environmental violations, regulatory compliance, land use conflicts, or personal injury claims related to oil and gas operations, feel free to call our firm.

Employment Law

A Labor & Employment lawyer provides comprehensive services and representation regarding a wide array of cases and issues, including workplace discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage disputes, and compliance with various labor laws and regulations. Whether you are an employer or an employee, if you need help regarding an employment law matter, feel free to call our firm.

Personal Injury

A personal injury attorney provides essential legal representation and guidance to individuals who have suffered harm or injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of others. Their services include conducting thorough investigations, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and advocating for fair compensation on behalf of their clients. If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault, feel free to call our firm.

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