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Judge Lyndsey Matschat

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Twenty-Fourth Family Court Circuit (Berkeley and Jefferson Counties)

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Family Court Judge Lyndsey W. Matschat graduated from Hedgesville High School, earned her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University (double majoring in accounting and economics), and obtained her law degree from The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

Governor Jim Justice appointed her to the bench in October 2022 to replace Family Court Judge Sally G. Jackson, who retired.

Judge Matschat served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for 11 years, focusing primarily on child abuse/neglect and adult/child sexual assault cases. She was a member of the Jefferson County Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team, a statutorily mandated team of professionals that reviews all cases of sexual abuse and serious physical abuse involving children to improve outcomes. Judge Matschat also was a member of the Jefferson County Sexual Assault Response Team and Human Trafficking Subcommittee, which is dedicated to improving the judicial process for sexual assault and human trafficking victims. She routinely provided training to law enforcement and other organizations in the community including teachers, medical students, social workers, and Court-Appointed Special Advocates.

Judge Matschat served as a representative of the prosecutor’s office on the Jefferson County Adult Treatment Court. She remains a member of the drug court treatment team and serves as a secondary judge when needed.

She received the Partners in Prevention Award in April 2017 from the Children’s Home Society Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center. She also received an award from the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center in October 2019. 

Judge Matschat is a member of the Junior League of the Eastern Panhandle and is a board member of the Shepherd University Alumni Association and the Shepherd University Foundation. She is a member of Women Investing in Shepherd and actively serves on the student-family association of her children’s school. She is also a past board member of Court-Appointed Special Advocates of the Eastern Panhandle.