Matthew Nagel

st louis copyright lawyerMatthew Nagel is the founder and managing partner of the BiState Business Law Center. He helps clients in Illinois and Missouri works on a variety of business issues, representing his clients from contract to courtroom.

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 to help business clients in the St. Louis Metro area protect and leverage their assets to grow their businesses.  He represents clients in 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) and is an adjunct faculty member at Maryville University and Ranken Technical.

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, and the Jane Doe Advocacy Center.


  • 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 in Missouri
  • American Legal Society Top Under 40 Litigators in Illinois
  • AVVO 10.0 Rated – Top Attorney


  • 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
  • Business Networking International (BNI) – Chesterfield Chapter

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
  • United States District Court for Southern District of Illinois


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