Matthew H Kraft

Matthew H. Kraft, P.L.C.
Contact: (757) 390-3340
Law School: George Mason University School of Law - George Mason University
Jurisdiction: Virginia


About Matthew H Kraft
Types of cases I handle: Longshore Workers' Compensation Claims, Virginia Workers' Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability Claims, Personal Injury Cases General, Civil Litigation, Drafting of Contracts Contract Based Claims. I am a lawyer and I handle the types of cases I handle because I like to help people. In workers' compensation, Social Security, and personal injury claims, I work on behalf of people who have sustained injuries or disabilities that severely impact their lives and well being. I work with them in an effort to maximize their recovery and help them move on with their lives in a positive direction. I find great satisfaction in winning and resolving cases on behalf of clients so they can do just that. In the context of contract based and general civil litigation cases, I am likewise working on behalf of clients to address difficult situations in their lives. I therefore seek the best result possible to protect each client's interests so those circumstances can be put behind them. Finally, on a more general level, I believe that our system of law, while not perfect, is a necessary instrument for protection of people in our society and our way of life, and a mechanism for positive change on behalf of people whose resources are limited. Through our system, and our system of representation within that system, if you are injured or otherwise wronged, you have a voice, and you can be heard. I enjoy working with and on behalf of people to make that happen.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner, Matthew H. Kraft, P.L.C.
I have worked as an attorney in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia since 1995. I am admitted to practice and have represented clients before the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. I have also represented numerous clients before the United States Department of Labor, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, the Social Security Administration, and various other State and Federal Courts.
Attorney/Partner, Rutter Mills, L.L.P.
Attorney/Member, Inman & Strickler, P.L.C.
Attorney/Associate, Rutter & Montagna, L.L.P.
George Mason University School of Law - George Mason UniversityJ.D.Law
Activities: Manuscripts Editor, George Mason Independent Law Review; Vice President, Environmental Law Society; Participant, Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
Dickinson CollegeB.A.Political Science & Psychology
Activities: Men's Varsity Soccer Team; Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Certificate of Merit for Scholarship and Leadership
Wake Forest UniversityGeneral Undergraduate Studies
Activities: Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Instructor, Intro to a Successful Workers’ Compensation Practice, Virginia CLE
Virginia Rising Stars, SuperLawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, Virginia Beach Bar Association
Member, Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member, American Association for Justice


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5041 Corporate Woods Drive
Suite 185
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone: (757) 390-3340
Fax: (757) 330-3340