I started my legal career at law firms that worked for the insurance companies and the businesses they insured. I learned how the insurance companies investigate injuries caused by their clients, collect evidence against the victims, and evaluate claims - in terms of dollars and cents - not in regard to the lives that were broken and forever changed. I worked with adjusters to put a dollar figure on the traumatic injuries suffered by people in Illinois in car accidents and workplace accidents. I also learned how insurance companies minimize their risk of paying money to the injured.
I grew frustrated with my role in the process, because an insurance company is in business to collect money and keep it. They are not in the business of compassion for the injured people. Now I want to use the knowledge and experience I gained while working for them, and put it to work for you. I want to help injured people in Illinois get the peace of mind and the security that they deserve. I am committed to justice for real people. You are more than just a case number or another file in the cabinet to me - you are an individual, with problems and needs unlike anyone else.
I promise that you and your case will receive my personal attention and I will expend all of my energy bring the knowledge and experience of my legal team to bear to see that you are treated with the respect you deserve.
Away from the Courtroom and the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jaci and our dog Wellington. I am still an avid soccer player and works with professional soccer players to further their careers and volunteer with SPENSA, a soccer league for children with special needs. I also serve as the Steering Committee Chairman for the St. Louis Public Library’s Young Literati, a group devoted to spreading the possibilities that exist within the St. Louis library system and reaching out to the community to offer those resources.
Hourly ($125-250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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Matt Nagel specializes in tractor trailer litigation. For tractor trailer cases, you need an attorney like Matt Nagel who has knowledge, expertise, and experience to get the most out of the case. Highly professional and client focused, it is a pleasure to work with Attorney Matt Nagel.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2008||11/12/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2007||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Managing Partner||BiState Injury Law Center||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Washington University School of Law||2009 - Present|
|Professor||Fontbonne University||2009 - Present|
|Lawyer||Wuestling & James, L.C.||2007 - 2011|
|Lawyer||Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts||Lawyer||2008 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Member||2007 - Present|
|St. Louis Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Ashford Condominiums v. Lamb Construction Co.||The Trial Court granted Matt Nagel's Motion for Summary Judgement. The Appellate Court agreed with Matt's oral argument and upheld the Trial Court's ruling. The Supreme Court decline transfer|
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|Washington University School of Law||N/A||LLM - Intellectual Property||2008|
|Washington University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Knox College||N/A||B.S. - Computer Science / B.A. - International Relations||2004|
|Belleville West High School||N/A||General||2000|
|Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Law But Were Afraid to Ask||Entertainment Law||2011|