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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 24%
    25 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 24%
    9 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Car Accident: 24%
    9 years, 600 cases
  4. Workers Compensation: 23%
    500 cases
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



Hourly ($125-250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shaun Michael Lieser

    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.


    Shaun Lieser Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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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.


    Michael Warner
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

BiState Injury Law Center

805 S. Jackson St.
By Appointment Only
Millstadt, IL, 62260



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200805/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBiState Injury Law Center2013 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawWashington University School of Law2009 - Present
ProfessorFontbonne University2009 - Present
LawyerWuestling & James, L.C.2007 - 2011
LawyerRynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsLawyer2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2007 - Present
St. Louis Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
STLSOUND MagazineDuck and Cover2008
STLSOUND MagazineChart Topping 1012008
Washington University Global Studies Law ReviewDouble Deontology2007
Washington University Global Studies Law ReviewManual of International Citation2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawN/ALLM - Intellectual Property2008
Washington University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Knox CollegeN/AB.S. - Computer Science / B.A. - International Relations2004
Belleville West High SchoolN/AGeneral2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Law But Were Afraid to AskEntertainment Law2011