Matthew A. Stout is a West Virginia native who earned his Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University. After graduating from West Virginia University, he attended one year of law school at Indiana University’s Michael Maurer School of Law before returning to Morgantown, West Virginia, for a summer position with Sal Sellaro Thorn Culpepper. During that stay, he decided to return to Morgantown permanently and transferred to West Virginia University School of Law, where he finished law school and received his law degree. Mr. Stout has been employed with Sal Sellaro Thorn Culpepper since his return to Morgantown in 2010 and is now a partner with the law firm. Legal Practice Mr. Stout’s practice areas include business formation, estate planning and probate, medicaid planning, bankruptcy, and tax law. While at West Virginia University, Mr. Stout was a member of the low-income Tax Clinic, where he worked with impoverished clients to resolve unpaid tax liabilities and estate planning concerns. In addition to these areas, Mr. Stout also handles mass litigation for some of Sal Sellaro Thorn Culpepper’s corporate clients. In addition to Mr. Stout’s legal career, he is an avid software and website developer who has created and maintains several websites in his spare time. One of the websites is a cloud-based service dedicated to helping small law firms adopt more efficient billing, time-keeping, and document storage practices. Additionally, Mr. Stout maintains a website and blog about attorney productivity, efficiency, and strategic concerns related with the practice of law. Mr. Stout is also is an active member of the Monongalia County Bar Association and is the Secretary of the organization as well as a member of the Technology Committee and the webmaster for the group’s website.