David "Matt" Runyon

David "Matt" Runyon was admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, in 2009. Prior to his admission to the bar, Matt was a 2002 graduate of Paintsville High School as well as a 2006 graduate of Pikeville College where he obtained his B.A. and served as a member of the Bears' football team from 2002 - 2006. After graduating from Pikeville College, Matt attended the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia where he received his J.D. in 2009. After his first year of law school, Matt spent the summer of 2007 working for the Commonwealth Prosecutor's Office for the 24th Judicial Circuit (Johnson, Lawrence, and Martin Counties). Over the past six years, Matt honed his craft as an associate in the Law Offices of Porter, Schmitt, Banks, and Baldwin in Paintsville, Kentucky. During his tenure with that Firm, Matt focused on trial practice civil litigation involving, among other practice areas, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, education law, oil, coal, and gas law, governmental/municipal law, civil rights law, and employment law with a portion of his time dedicated to pro bono legal work in the community. Matt brings a quality Appalachian education and a broad, yet local, experience to the Kirk Law Firm which will be put to great use serving the best interests and needs of our clients. Matt is the son of Bill Mike Runyon and Jayme Knight Runyon of Paintsville, Kentucky, and he lives with his wife, Katie Mullins Runyon, in Johnson County, Kentucky.


2002 graduate of Paintsville High School

2006 graduate of Pikeville College (now the University of Pikeville)

2009 graduate of the Appalachian School of Law

Bar Admissions:

Commonwealth of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


“America’s Energy Frontier: Natural Gas and Oil Production in the Gulf of Mexico,” Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2008-09);

“Combating Speaking Objections in Depositions,” Common Defense (Spring/Summer, 2015 Issue).

Areas of Practice:

Auto/Truck Wrecks

Personal Injury

Medical Mistakes

Wrongful Death

Insurance Losses

General Civil Litigation

Employment Law

Constitutional Law

Education/School Law

Municipal Law

Oil, Coal, and Gas Law

Social Security

Worker’s Compensation

Criminal Defense


Estate Probates

Wills & Deeds

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney