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Matthew S. Chase

Landlord or tenant Attorney at University City, MO

4.9   121 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    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.

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Practice area
  1. Landlord or tenant
    100%
    I handle eviction and other cases for landlords only. My firm has a proprietary web portal, ChaseNet, which makes filing and tracking cases vastly easier and more efficient than with any other attorney.

    16 years, 6,000 cases

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014 + 1 ...

Location

The Chase Law Firm PC
7509 Delmar Boulevard
University City, MO, 63130

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  121 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rebecca | August 15, 2014
Absolutely Fantastic Attorney - HIRE HIM IMMEDIATELY!!
I have been working with Mr. Chase now for a little over 6 months. In that time, he has proven himself to be an extremely educated, well versed and professional attorney with a great knowledge in Rent and Possession cases. Mr. Chase is the first attorney I have ever worked with that when you reach out to him either via email or phone call, you actually reach him and not some green secretary that forgets to pass along your message. I feel that no matter if it's day or night, I can reach out to him and always get a quick answer. I've had to go to court with him by my side for multiple court hearings and he is always in charge and knows exactly what he's doing. Our company files roughly 15-20 evictions a month and Mr. Chase has yet to get us anything but the best on all of the cases! I insist you hire him, he does not charge an astronomical amount of money and he is worth every penny!
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Response from Matthew Chase August 21, 2014
Thank you, Rebecca. I very much enjoy working with your company, and appreciate the business always.
Posted by Richard | March 28, 2013
Finally a attorney I can trust to do there job !
Mr Chase has beed both my compony and personal attorney for 7 1/2 years. He has always kept me in the loop of what is going on in all of my cases. He has also gone over and above to do whatever necessary to insure my protection in every case he has handled for me over the years. I have always been very happy with his ability to handle my compony contracts and personal cases
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Posted by Rickey | June 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st Rate Service All The Way
I hired Mr. Chase to handle an eviction for me, my property is in St. Louis and I'm in Florida. Mr. Chase and his team made it so easy and simple, they handle everything and using his website ensured that every step of the process was communicated to me. I always thought that evicting a tenant would be a hard and difficult process, but not with using the Matthew Chase's Law Firm, as my daughter would say "he made it easy peezy.
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Posted by Tonia | December 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very present help!
I can't let this year leave without extending my heartfelt gratitude to you and your staff! As a landlord, I can't say that I am looking forward to using your services again but it gives me great comfort knowing that I can call on you! The compassion you have for the work you do will always let your light shine the brightest. I have never met an attorney that takes the time to answer his calls personally, not to mention on the holidays! Thanks again for your assistance, you were a very present help! Happy New Year's
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Response from Matthew Chase December 27, 2019
Tonia, I very much appreciate the kind words, and certainly understand that you don't want to need our services again. If circumstances warrant, though, I look forward to working with you again! Matt
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very happy with the service
Mr. Chase has been very helpful in explaining to me the options for dealing with a tenant who refused to accept our non-renewal of lease notice. Although the tenant ended up moving out on his own will two weeks after lease term, no case was filed. Mr. Chase refunded us the full payment that we made up front
Response from Matthew Chase December 27, 2019
Glad to have been able to help! Hopefully you won't need to call again, but we're here if you do! Happy New Year! Matt
Posted by Molly | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You won’t find a better attorney than Matters
Matthew Chase is the rarest of his profession & I couldn’t recommend an attorney more highly. Twice I’ve called on him for help with difficult tenants in Jefferson County & he quickly resolved all issues. He returned my calls immediately, took charge & is a wonderful person to deal with. Smart & efficient as well as kind & honest with perfect communication. Thank you, Matt!
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Response from Matthew Chase August 11, 2019
Thank you very much for the kind words. Glad to help and hope to speak with you next time, should you have problems with your tenants in the future!
Posted by Joshua | May 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service
I’m a landlord and had a difficult tenant situation arise. Matthew Chase came through with great advice on how to proceed in the worst case scenario. Luckily it did not come down to that and was able to deal with the situation privately but will definitely be my first call if I need a lawyer.
Response from Matthew Chase May 6, 2019
Thank you for the kind words, and we're here if you need us!
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best real estate attorney in St. Louis
Matthew Chase is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. Not only did he reply the same day when I sent my initial request on his website, which also happened to be on a Sunday, but he always replied in a timely manner. He had my back and won my case and even though i probably drove him nuts with all my questions and concerns he never made me feel like I did. He knows what he is doing and will make sure justice is served.
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Response from Matthew Chase March 8, 2019
Thank you very much, as you've posted anonymously, I am unsure which of my recent excellent clients this is, but I am glad everyone is satisfied!
Posted by Latonda | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point
Mr. Chase took on my case with a landlord who allowed me to move in a high priced loft knowing for months the roof was leaking. He was honest when it came to what the good and bad would or could be with the situation. I wasn't forced to settle on their terms and he was very reasonable. When they wouldn't settle he put me in contact with an attorney who specialized in taking cases like mines to trial. Very professional and upfront and I appreciate that.
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Response from Matthew Chase June 27, 2018
Thank you very much, for the kind words. I'm glad we were able to help!
Posted by Shahzad | April 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Effective
I currently reside in Dubai, UAE and had an issue with my renter back in St. Louis. I sent an email to Matt and within hours, he called me to discuss the case. He thoroughly explained the options and we decided on a course of action. The case was filed that same day! The whole process went very swiftly and in our favor. I would get updates from Matt even over the weekends that showed me his dedication to his profession. I would highly recommend Matt’s services to anyone without any second thoughts. Five stars all the way!
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Response from Matthew Chase April 3, 2018
Thank you for the kind comments, and very glad things worked smoothly! We of course cannot always count on things working out that way, but in this case in particular - since you are so far away - were pleased there were no hiccups.
Posted by Alan | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, courteous and professional
After our son received a speeding ticket I did a web search, tried Avvo and settled on Matthew Chase based on the reviews. The process of getting set up was simple and straight forward. He took care of the ticket in the manner in which he said he would. Matthew was pleasant and explained what to expect and we were able to take care of the ticket through emails and a phone call, as we live out of town.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Missouri Tenant Questions
I contacted Mr. Chase with a question pertaining to Missouri Tenant/Landlord laws. He was most helpful and very knowledgeable with his promt answers.
Posted by Nick | January 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Has your best interest
Mr. Chase was incredibly helpful. I had several questions regarding my traffic violation and he provided the road prompt responses to all of my questions. In addition, he did not appear to be overly concerned whether I would take him on as my lawyer; it seemed as though he had my best interest in mind.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Referred to by another law office.
Today I talked to Matthew to get some advice on dealing with my landlord and without hesitation he explained my rights and took the time to explain things to me so I understood. Thank You Matthew!!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A wonderful, professional and genuine person!
Today I was in the court house trying to obtain a document however was unsuccessful in my attempts. At this point I imagine that I looked physically defeated and confused after the hour I spent running around in my confusion Mr. Chase very genuinely showed his concern. In minutes he helped me to gain clarity and took the time out of his life to walk me through the process of resolution free of charge. Mr. Chase was my hero today. Thank you.
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Response from Matthew Chase October 11, 2017
Glad to help! Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Emily | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He settled my case on very favorable terms
I was embroiled in a sticky landlord-tenant situation and Mr. Chase was able to help us get out of our lease while following the letter of the law. We were able to settle outside of court on very favorable terms. Highly recommended
Response from Matthew Chase October 11, 2017
It is wonderful when things work out smoothly. It is always preferable to sort things out without a trial - remember that trials are ALWAYS uncertain, even when it seems very much a straightforward win for your side...
Posted by Samuel | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
I was on a road trip and got a speeding ticket in my corvette. I usually take care of my own stuff as as far as going to court and negotiating other charges but since I'm from California and just passing through I was at a loss. I wanted to keep my clean record. I reached out and Matthew handled everything almost exclusively through texts and a few phone calls (perfect for me). The speeding charge was changed to a non moving violation for "defective muffler". Sure, I paid more but the clean record was important to me. His fee is reasonable.
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Response from Matthew Chase October 11, 2017
Glad to help, and it's excellent to be a part of what I like to call the bribery industry. All legal, of course, but lawyers arrange deals to pay off courts and municipalities with gifts of money (often in excess of what the actual crime committed would charge), and in exchange we plead our clients guilty to things that did not happen - in this case a loud muffler (which of course was NOT defective), and ignore the actual infraction of speeding. What a racket, that I happily participate in.
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Posted by Orion | September 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Respectful, Intelligent Lawyer
To: Whomever This May Concern I have only consulted with this attorney over the phone. Which has been 12-14 days ago, regarding a landlord/tenant issue. My parents and I are the tenants. We had numerous questions pertaining to the poor attempt our landlord is making relating to an eviction. In a number of ways this is a wrongful eviction. However, he spent a great deal of time with me answering my questions, and going even further regarding more detailed explanations relating to month-to-month leases. Especially, within a neighborhood setting such as ours, a trailer park, and under MO Landlord/Tenant Laws, they're basically isn't any protection whatsoever for any tenant having a landlord conduct an eviction on them for noninvasive reasons, and no reasoning behind his agenda whatsoever. Not behind on rent, never have, never had issues with any of our neighbors for the years of 1996-2002 & when he resold us a mobile home were currently residing in now (December 3rd, 2013 - Currently Residing Still). Before I allow myself to get into more detail and drag on. Matthew Chase had understood my questions clearly, and insinuated that month-to-month leases can be terminated without any reason whatsoever. However, Matt had went further with his detailed explanations regarding our situation, and learned a hell a lot of important facts to go along with a decent knowledge pertaining to MO Landlord/Tenant Laws already. If you need a trustworthy lawyer whom takes time out to clearly explain the situation around the laws of facts. Even if he was able to take your case, or not. He'll go to infinity & beyond for anyone whom contacts him with respect, clarity, & can hold their composure regardless of the outcome of your potential case. God bless that there are angels out there still, especially within the lawyer field. God Speed, Matthew Chase, and keep up the phenomenal work!!!
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Response from Matthew Chase October 11, 2017
Wow, thank you for that wonderful and kind review. I hope you don't need an attorney again, but I'm here if you do!
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Payment default.
Mr. Matthew S. Chase was hired to solve an issue with a tenant in default of payments. Mr. Chase proved to be invaluable in moderating and ending the scenario. When you try your best and things get nowhere, his expertise comes in very handy and gets the weight off your shoulders. Mr. Chase is an Attorney who takes control of an issue and solves it. I would absolutely highly recommend Mr. Matthew S. Chase to landlords whose tenants stay but don't pay as agreed.
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Response from Matthew Chase October 11, 2017
Thank you so much, for the kind words. As a landlord myself, I understand the frustrations dealing with defaulting tenants. But as an eviction lawyer, I am glad that there are a percentage of non-paying tenants out there for me to assist with! Hopefully going forward you have better tenants!
Posted by Kelly | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stress free eviction attorney!!
From the moment I spoke to Matt and he assured me the of an eviction would be painless. I'm a very satisfied customer. He not only succeeded with the eviction. He recovered more money from my renter than I expected. Get job, minimal paperwork and the best result.
Response from Matthew Chase October 11, 2017
Glad to have worked with you, and we are always happy when the money does roll in, since as all the landlords out there know, defaulting tenants are the most difficult sort of collection cases. When we can arrange a mutually agreeable consent judgment, and the tenant actually STICKS TO THE DEAL, my clients are happy because they are made whole, the tenants are happy because they needn't move, and I'm happy to have the business. Best of luck!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Chase Law Firm,PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Intern
  • Missouri Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Konan University, Kobe, Japan
  • n/a
  • 1990
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Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Speaking Engagements

  • US Law Shield
  • Use of Firearms in Self Defense
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse Matthew
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"The first and only lawyer I refer any landlord/tenant matters. The clients I have referred have loved having Matt represent them. Matt knows his law."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the legal community and highly praised by his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt Chase has stream lined the process of a litigating a landlord tenant claim. He is the first person I go to for advice and it hasn't failed me yet. I highly recommend him to anyone in search of a landlord tenant attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Matthew in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent attorney. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few attorneys answer questions on Avvo approvingly as Mr. Chase. I endorse this lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Chase."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. While relatively new to avvo.com, I run across Mr. Chase's answers with some frequency, as we both practice in the same state and area (albeit 250 miles apart). It's rare for me to read one of his answers and not recognize my immediate agreement with it. His answers are direct, yet complete, and objective yet compassionate. If his client interactions are anything like his avvo.com answers, it's hard to imagine a client leaving unsatisfied or non-victorious."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I did battle with Mr. Chase on a hotly contested landlord-tenant matter in which he was representing the defendant/tenant. He was well prepared and did well in representing his client's interests. The case eventually settled."
Class action Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an excellent and skilled lawyer and colleague. He has referred me cases and continued to work those cases with me. I endorse him without reservation."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I refer refer legal matters to Matt because I know him to be a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients in the areas of landlord-tenant litigation, DUI and civil litigation matters. He always puts his clients first."
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University City Landlord or tenant Lawyer Matthew S. Chase
Matthew S. Chase
Landlord or tenant Attorney
University City, MO
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation