BiState Business Law Center

Matthew Nagel

Matt Nagel: STL Business LawyerMatthew Nagel is the founder and managing partner of the BiState Business Law Center. He helps clients in the St. Louis Metro Area (Missouri and Illinois) lay strong foundations for their business, protect their assets and people and increase profitability.

Matt graduated from Millstadt Consolidated School in 1996 and from Belleville West magna cum laude in 2000. Graduating from Knox College in 2004, he was a senior captain and four year starter for the Knox Prairie Fire soccer team.

He earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2007, while serving as the Editor-In-Chief of the Manual of International Legal Citation and on the executive board of the Global Studies Law Review. As a Rule 13 student attorney, Matthew Nagel also represented underprivileged women and children who were victims of domestic violence through the nationally ranked Washington University Civil Justice Clinic. In 2008, he earned his LLM in Intellectual Property from Washington University.

Now St. Louis business attorney Matthew Nagel uses his experience as a trial laywer and personal injury attorney to help his business clients avoid issues before they become problems. By being proactive and implementing responsible business processes, small businesses and prevent injuries, stop lawsuits, and increase their profits. Matthew represents clients in boardroom and the courtroom, and has won numerous Motions before the Courts of Illinois and Missouri. This experience also translates to the classroom. He is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law (his alma mater), is a Senior Lecturer at Fontbonne University, and faculty member at Ranken Technical College.

Away from the Courtroom and the office, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife Jaci and their dog Wellington. He is still an avid soccer player and volunteers with SPENSA, a soccer league for special needs children.


  • Millstadt Consolidated School (Millstadt, Illinois)
  • Belleville West High School (Belleville, Illinois)
    • Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois)
    • B.S. Computer Science
    • B.A. International Relations
  • Washington University School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
    • LLM Intellectual Property


  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys
  • AVVO 10.0 Rated – Top Attorney in Personal Injury

Honors and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Sports & Entertainment Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Public Library’s Young Literati – Steering Committee Chairman
  • Published Author
    • STLSOUNDS Magazine – LLC Formation Basics
    • STLSOUNDS Magazine – Chart Topping 101
    • Global Studies Law Review – Double Deontology

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

  • May 25, 2011 – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sports Law But Were Afraid to Ask”

Courts of Admittance

  • Illinois Municipal Courts
  • Illinois Circuit Courts
  • Illinois Appellate Courts
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Missouri Municipal Courts
  • Missouri Circuit Courts
  • Missouri Appellate Courts
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for Western District of Missouri

St Louis Business Lawyer

Contact A St. Louis Business Attorney to find out about protecting your small business and helping it grow.

Matthew Nagel is a business lawyer licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. You can call Matthew Nagel and the BiState Business Law Center at (888) 519.2215, email them, or use the contact form to get answers to your questions.

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