Matthew Light Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8500


Office: 438 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Skills Immersion - Business


BA, Drew University

JD, Washington and Lee University


Matthew W. Light is an attorney with BotkinRose PLC in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He assists clients with corporate and general business matters, contracts, real estate, succession planning, and a broad assortment of financing, purchase, and sale transactions. Mr. Light offers estate planning services that vary from simple wills to complicated trusts with sophisticated tax planning. He often guides families through the estate administration process. Mr. Light also enjoys assisting local governments with both general legal needs and the specific needs of municipal financings. He serves as Town Attorney for the town of Broadway. He is an Adjunct Professor of Practice at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he teaches a practicum course on Business Acquisitions to third-year law students. In 2018, the Rockingham County Circuit Court appointed Mr. Light to be a Commissioner in Chancery.

Mr. Light lives in Harrisonburg with his wife and two children. He is a director of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority, representing the City of Harrisonburg. Mr. Light is a recognized expert on the subject of Fenton Art Glass and maintains a hobby business dealing in vintage Fenton pieces. Before joining BotkinRose, he practiced law for thirteen years at a large local firm and also served for five years as Associate Pastor of an evangelical church in Harrisonburg.