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Matthew Nagel

Bistate Law Center
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Matthew Nagel
Bistate Law Center

Matthew Nagel is the founder and managing partner of the BiState Law Center. He fights for people that have been hurt in Missouri and Illinois, working in personal injury, worker’s compensation, real estate law, business law, and intellectual property.

Matt graduated from Millstadt Consolidated School in 1996 and from Belleville West magna cum laude in 2000. Graduating from Knox College in 2004, Matt earned a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in International Relations while serving as a senior captain and four-year starter for the Knox Prairie Fire soccer team.

He earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2007, while serving as the Editor-In-Chief of the Manual of International Legal Citation and on the executive board of the Global Studies Law Review. As a Rule 13 student attorney, Matthew Nagel represented underprivileged women and children who were victims of domestic violence through the nationally ranked Washington University Civil Justice Clinic. In 2008, he earned his LLM in Intellectual Property from Washington University to further his practice in protecting clients’ copyrights and trademarks.

He has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney in Missouri and Illinois by a number of national organizations. The National Trial Lawyers Association name him a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Missouri, and the American Association of America name Matt a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Illinois. The National Trial Lawyers Association named him a Top 25 Workers Compensation Trial Attorney in Missouri. He is also an AV Rated lawyer by Martindale Hubble, an award bestowed by a lawyer’s peers.

Attorney Matthew Nagel uses his experience as a former insurance defense lawyer to help injured people and businesses across Missouri and Illinois navigate the legal system and protect what they have worked so hard to build. Matt also uses this experience in the classroom. He is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law (his alma mater) and teaches at Maryville University and Ranken Technical College.

Away from the Courtroom and the office, Matthew enjoys playing soccer. He coaches goalkeepers with Real WC St. Louis, an A+ Development Academy program. He also volunteers with SPENSA and the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Art.


Illinois Municipal Courts

Illinois Circuit Courts

Illinois Appellate Courts

Illinois Supreme Court

Missouri Municipal Courts

Missouri Circuit Courts

Missouri Appellate Courts

Missouri Supreme Court

United States District Court for Eastern District of Missouri

United States District Court for Western District of Missouri

United States District Court for Southern District of Illinois


Millstadt Consolidated School (Millstadt, Illinois)

Belleville West High School (Belleville, Illinois)

Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois)

B.S. Computer Science

B.A. International Relations

Washington University School of Law

Juris Doctorate

LLM in Intellectual Property and Internet Law


National Trial Lawyers Association

Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Missouri

Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Missouri

Top 25 Workers Compensation Lawyer in Missouri

Super Lawyer

Martindale Hubble AV-Rated

American Society of Legal Advocates

Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Illinois

Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Illinois

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

St. Louis Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Sports & Entertainment Lawyers Association

Published Author

STLSOUNDS Magazine – LLC Formation Basics

STLSOUNDS Magazine – Chart Topping 101

Global Studies Law Review – Double Deontology

BOOM Magazine – The Legal Landscape of LGBT Discrimination


Washington University School of Law – Adjunct Faculty

Maryville University – Adjunct Faculty

Fontbonne University – Adjunct Faculty

Ranken Technical College – Adjunct Faculty

CLE – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Law But Were Afraid to Ask”

CLE – “Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples.”

CLE – “Preparing Your Workers Compensation Claim For Trial”

  • Host of Failing Like Champions Podcast

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