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.