Matthew T. Nagel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chesterfield, MO

BiState Law Center
1795 Clarkson Road, Suite 240
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 888-519-2215
Fax: 888-391-9411
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%), Business/Corporate (10%), Intellectual Property (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew T. Nagel is the managing partner and founder of BiState Law Center in Chesterfield, Missouri. Mr. Nagel practices business, commercial, intellectual property and personal injury law. He handles business matters such as contracts, formation, and startups and serves individuals who have been injured due to car accidents, animal bites or other catastrophes.

Mr. Nagel practices throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and the surrounding counties. Over the course of his career, he has handled various matters throughout the state of Missouri and southern Illinois.

A licensed attorney since 2007, Mr. Nagel is admitted in all Missouri and Illinois circuit, appellate and municipal courts. He is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Mr. Nagel has received various honors and awards for his accomplishments. He was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyers” and “Top 100 trial lawyers” in Missouri by The National Trial Lawyers and one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers” in Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has also authored articles for law reviews and magazines and spoken at continuing legal education events.

Active in his community, Mr. Nagel belongs to several professional organizations including the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He volunteers with St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts and the Special Needs Soccer Association.

Mr. Nagel earned his bachelor’s degrees in computer science and international relations from Knox College and received his law degree and a master of laws degree in intellectual property from Washington University School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Matthew T. Nagel

Admitted: 2007, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Martindale Hubble - AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubble
  • Top 25 Workers Compensation Attorney in Missouri, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society , Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society , Knox College, 2003
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney for Missouri, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney in Missouri, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Community Service Chair, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Knox College
  • Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, Washington University School of Law
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney for Missouri, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Illinois, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Treasurer, International Law Society,Washington University School of Law, 2005 - 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2011 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Missouri Bar, 2007
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2007 - Present
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Illinois Circuit Courts
  • Missouri Appellate Courts
  • Soulard Oktoberfest Planning Committee, 2008
  • United States District Court for Western District of Missouri
  • Co-Chair of Executive Committee, Young Literati, St. Louis Public Library, 2007 – 2012
  • Member, St. Louis Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 - Present
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, Sports & Entertainment Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Municipal Courts
  • Missouri Circuit Courts
  • United States District Court for Southern District of Illinois
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present
  • Missouri Municipal Courts
  • Illinois Bar, 2008
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Missouri
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • Illinois Appellate Courts

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Fontbonne University, Fall 2008 – Spring 2013
  • “The Legal Landscape of LGBT Discrimination in Missouri,” BOOM Magazine, April 2016
  • Interviewed and quoted for "Slam Dunk", Missouri Lawyers Weekly, May 16, 2011, Vol. 25, No. 20
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Ranken University, Spring 2013 – Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Maryville University, Fall 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Washington University School of Law, Fall 2009 - 2014
  • CLE – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Law But Were Afraid to Ask”, CLE Presentation, Presenter, USA&M, 2014
  • CLE – “Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples.”, CLE Presentation, Presentor, Missouri Bar, 2016
  • Double Deontology and the CCBE: Harmonizing the Double Trouble in Europe, Author, Double Deontology and the CCBE, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, 2007
  • Duck and Cover, STLSOUND Magazine, Issue 29, October 2008
  • Chart Topping 101, STLSOUND Magazine, Issue 31, December 2008
  • Double Deontology and the CCBE: Harmonizing the Double Trouble Europe, 6.2 WASH. U.GLOB. L. STUD. L. REV. 2004
  • Staff Member, Global Studies Law Review, 2005 - 2006
  •  Executive Board, Global Studies Law Review, 2006 - 2007
  • Editor in Chief, Manual of International Citation, 2006 - 2007

Representative Clients

  • Rice Painting Company
  • LLC Thermal Flow Technologies
  • LLC 2200 Gravois Leasing
  • LLC Natural Science
  • LLC Evergreen Realty Investments
  • Inc. Lawrence Florist, 2014
  • LLC Office Supply Solutions
  • LLC 314 Sports Management
  • LLC Bridges for Education
  • LLC DAT Contracting
  • LLC Karpel Solutions
  • Inc. Pro Clean Restorations
  • LLC Strait Realty
  • LLC Big Red Events Bayan Mall
  • LLC Championship Catering
  • LLC Griffin 3D

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, 2008

Educational Background

  • Washington University School of Law, LLM, Major: Intellectual Property and Technology Law, 2008, 2008
  • Washington University School of Law, JD, 2007
  • Knox College, B.A., Major: International Relations, 2004
  • Knox College, B.S., Major: Computer Science, Honors: Asplund Award in Computer Science, 2004

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Raven Non-Violence Education Raven, 2013
  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) Founded, 1982, 2012
  • Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA), 2013
  • Special Olympics, Volunteer, 2007 – Present
  • Jane Doe Advocacy Center, 2014
  • Board Member, Jane Doe Advocacy Center, 2016 – Present


  • Drafted complete set of contractual documents for pest control company dealing with private and governmental clientele, 2017
  • Negotiated multiple franchise agreement formations and terminations for corporate clients, 2015
  • Negotiated patent license with US Department of Energy for private client, 2016
  • Drafted corporate licensing structure and administration of corporate licensing and distribution relationship for multiple companies, 2017
  • Represented paint contractor in environmental hazard litigation against public school district, 2017
  • Drafted competed business startup package for food service companies, including corporate formation, control documents, government licensing, and trademark registrations, 2017
  • Managed all aspects of acquisition of a managed services IT company for another IT services company, 2016
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Office Location for Matthew T. Nagel

1795 Clarkson Road
Suite 240
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Phone: 888-519-2215

Fax: 888-391-9411

Last Updated: 6/5/2021

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