Matt picture  Matthew J. O’Herron

Mr. O’Herron was born in Washington, D.C. in 1970.  He graduated magna cum laude from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia with a B.A. in 1993.  Mr. O’Herron attended George Mason Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 1997. During law school Mr. O'Herron spent a semester bicycling around Ireland.

Mr. O'Herron is admitted to practice before Virginia Courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.  He is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Roanoke Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. O’Herron started his legal career as an insurance defense attorney litigating both personal injury cases and workers compensation claims.  After a couple of years, Mr. O’Herron "switched sides" and began representing injured persons in all types of personal injury cases and  workers compensation claims.  He became a partner with Turbitt & O'Herron, P.L.L.C. in 2004.

Mr. O'Herron has represented clients before the Court of Appeals of Virginia in workers' compensation cases. In Dovell v. Coffeewood Correctional Center, Mr. O'Herron convinced the Court of Appeals to overturn a decision of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission and rule in favor of his client that an injury suffered getting down from a stool at work was compensable. In Salazar v. AAA Recycling Mr. O'Herron argued successfully that the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission had correctly found in favor of his client. Mr. O'Herron also won a result at the Court of Appeals for two clients injured when a car ran into a building at their job and crashed through the wall where the clients were sitting.

Mr. O'Herron lives in Roanoke with his wife and four children. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club as well as a soccer and basketball coach for his childrens' teams. Mr. O'Herron also volunteers as a swimming judge for the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association.

 
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