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Matthew Thurman Nagel

Personal injury Attorney at Chesterfield, MO

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Matt Nagel

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
    Missouri - MO 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Our Southern Illinios and St. Louis, Missouri personal injury law firm is devoted to representing individuals and families who have suffered injury or death because of the negligent or reckless conduct of others in car accidents. Free consultation: 618-593-8717

    17 years, 600 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Our Southern Illinios and St. Louis, Misosuri personal injury law firm is devoted to representing individuals and families who have suffered injury or death because of the negligent or reckless conduct of others. We also handle workers' compensation cases for people who have been injured on the job. Free consultation: 618-593-8717

    17 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Trucking accident

    25 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    Our Southern Illinios and St. Louis, Misosuri personal injury law firm is devoted to representing individuals who have been injured on the job. Free consultation: 618-593-8717

    500 cases

  5. Animal and dog bites

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.

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BiState Injury Law Center - Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3863
Chesterfield, MO, 63006
BiState Injury Law Center
805 S. Jackson St.
By Appointment Only
Millstadt, IL, 62260
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Posted by Aimee | July 11, 2011
Amazing Attorney
Mr. Nagel helped me with a traffic issue I had. He was extremely helpful, and was very flexible about meeting times. He was always available to speak with me, and was friendly and personable while still being professional. He settled the matter to my complete satisfaction - I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Nagel represented me in a lawsuit. He is very knowledgeable and achieved an excellent result for me, and was consistently responsive (always was available to speak or called me back right away) and kept me informed. I recommend him 100%.
Posted by Mary | June 10, 2011
Matthew T. Nagel
Matt Nagel epitomizes what I look for in an attorney. He worked tirelessly to assist me as I navigated a situation with an insurance company, constantly communicating the steps he was taking in a clear and understandable way. He seeks feedback because he is the type of person that always strives to find a better way to accomplish a job. Give him a direction, or even an idea of a direction, and he will be sprinting towards an answer. Not only did he handle the delicate balance of personalities (doctors offices, insurance companies, etc) involved with my case with the utmost professionalism, he also consistently kept the best interest of of his client in mind. If you are looking for someone that always delivers, is always open to feedback, and is constantly looking for ways to improve the process, Matt Nagel is your attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • LLM - Intellectual Property
  • 2008
  • Washington University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Knox College
  • B.S. - Computer Science / B.A. - International Relations
  • 2004
  • Belleville West High School
  • General
  • 2000
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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


  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013


  • STLSOUND Magazine
  • Duck and Cover
  • 2008
  • STLSOUND Magazine
  • Chart Topping 101
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Law But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Matthew
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney who is in the forefront of the personal injury field. He's very knowledgeable in this area, and has a excellent reputation in the community. He treats his clients with compassion and respect, and I would not hesitate to refer clients his way."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a an exceptional attorney and advocate for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Matt on a few matters and he achieves exceptional results. I endorse him without reservation."
Trucking accident Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Entertainment Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt since law school. I've had opportunities to see first hand how he goes to bat for his clients. Matt is smart and creative. I give him my highest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse Matt because he is a great lawyer. He is smart, hardworking, and insightful. When everone else has gone home, he will still be working for the interests of his client!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Nagel has the unique perspective of coming from the defense side of civil litigation. He is a talented lawyer that is quickly gaining a reputation as a formidable plaintiff attorney in Missouri and Illinois. Matt brings experience, dedication, and an unrelenting passion of achieving great results for each of his injury clients. I endorse Matt without question."
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