BiState Law Center Recognition

Below, you will find information from former clients, testimonials about our performance, and recognition that we have received for our efforts. We do not present you with these accolades to rest on past accomplishments but to demonstrate how much dedicated business lawyers can achieve when they are Fighting On Your Team.

Client Testimonials

“My legal situation was stressful and I was frustrated with the amount of time this took from my life, but Matthew Nagel and his lawyers kept me consistently informed. I was happy that he kept an open line of communication and was able to avoid litigation through his knowledge of the system and negotiation techniques.”
Murugan M.
“I can’t imagine working with anyone other than Mr. Nagel and BiState. Not only did he make himself available whenever I needed him, but he took the time to thoroughly answer my questions and explain all of my options. His knowledge and communication skills are superb and as an added bonus, his personality and sense of humor made a very painful process much more bearable which I so appreciate.”
Kelly S.


National-Trial-Lawyers-Top-40-Under-40Matthew Nagel of the BiState Business Law Center has been named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Matt has been honored by this award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state who are younger than the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

From the National Trial Lawyers Association Website:
“Each of our distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America. It is our mission to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.”

top40-largeBiState Law Center’s managing partner Matthew Nagel has been named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer for the State of Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers that draws its membership from lawyers who “combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.” The ASLA limits its membership to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide, and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 “identifies and recognizes lawyers demonstrating leadership and talent early on in their careers, not only in their practice, but in exemplifying the characteristics that will demonstrate the best that the legal profession has to offer. By highlighting the work of those showing promise among the next generation of lawyers, we hope to foster growth in the legal profession and promote the highest standards of practice.”

Matthew Nagel has been honored by this award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

avvoMatthew Nagel of the BiState Law Center has been awarded a 10.0 – Top Attorney by Avvo, an attorney rating site.

From Avvo’s Website:
“We calculate the rating based on public data we’ve collected on each attorney and the information they have provided in their profile. Information not supplied by the attorney comes from a variety of sources, including public records (state bar associations, regulatory agencies, and court records) and published sources on the internet (including attorneys’ websites).

This information is then considered and weighted by our mathematical module to calculate a numerical rating, ranging from 1 to 10. If we have limited information on an attorney, we may give them a rating of “Attention” or “No Concern.” We take into account factors that consumers and legal professionals believe are relevant to an attorney’s qualifications, including experience, professional achievements, and disciplinary sanctions.”

Client Spotlight

St. Louis Web Pros
St. Louis Web ProsGeorge Slaughter

“As a business owner and a leader, I had a ‘try to do all things’ mentality. What I found was that I was only “good enough” at some of those things. When it comes to legal matters, ‘good enough’ is like Wile E. Coyote. It’s a great plan until you are lying at the bottom of a canyon with an anvil on your head or your rocket skates push you over a cliff. The lawyers at Bistate Law Center came not only with a parachute but a plan to help me get back to the top.

I can say with 100% certainty that St. Louis businesses face holes. Holes in LLCs formed online; holes in legal templates; holes in your proposals and contracts when they are made up on the fly or you accept ‘good enough.’ BiState ensures your business doesn’t have those holes for profits to escape.”

Mark Brimer
Mark BrimerOffice Supply Solutions

“Occasionally things happen in our business that are not part of our routine. The day was going smoothly until another someone cut off one of our delivery drivers, totaling our delivery vehicle and sending our driver to the hospital. Thankfully, we had a partner like BiState. Working together, we continued operations with out missing a beat and made sure our clients were not effected by the loss to our company.”

Kevin Harrman
Kevin HarrmanBridges for Education

“Matt Nagel is my business attorney. He has an uncanny ability to understand the steps and procedures when it comes to forming and managing the creation process of a business. He has helped me create a rock tight system that keeps me protected and keeps my business running smooth in the eyes of the government.”