Matthew L. Gooch

(804) 523-0737

Matt Gooch is a clean energy lawyer who helps clients develop, build, and sell solar projects and battery storage facilities. He regularly advises clients regarding leases, land use issues, environmental regulation, and transactional matters such as construction contracts and asset purchases.

Prior to entering private practice, Matt was as an Assistant Attorney General of Virginia and served as counsel to a number of state agencies, including the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Renewable Energy Division. He is an expert on Virginia’s Permit By Rule process and other regulations affecting renewable generators and storage developers.

Matt is a graduate of the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. After law school, he clerked for two years at the Supreme Court of Virginia for Justice William C. Mims.

Matt is a native of Oakton, Virginia. He and his wife Katie are the proud parents of two young boys. In his free time, he enjoys half marathons, masters swimming, and honing his skills at open mic nights.


Virginia State Bar

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Eastern District of Virginia

Western District of Virginia


B.A., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia (2001)

J.D., University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (2009)

Memberships and Pro Bono

Lewis F. Powell Inn of Court, Executive Committee

Virginia State Bar, Environmental Law Section Board of Governors

Virginia State Bar, National Regulatory Conference Planning Committee

Richmond Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Executive Committee


From Smokestacks to the Grid: An Overview of EPA’s 111(d) Rule for Carbon, XV Administrative Law News 14 (Winter 2015).