Matthew Nagel

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.

Matthew Nagel

P: (888) 519-2215
F: (888) 391-9411


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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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