Matthew R. Davis

If I wasn’t practicing law, I would be: Climbing the corporate ladder.

Favorite Bar Association: American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Where I went to High School: St. Dominic High School, O’Fallon, Missouri.

Worst part of the profession: The judicial system can be very, very slow and often the legal maxim is true that, “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

Best moment in a courtroom: On November 16, 2007, I was arguing cross motions for summary judgment before Judge Catherine Perry in the United States District Court in St. Louis. I had been a lawyer for only about a year and a half. I was nervous because I was a young lawyer and I knew that this was going to be our client Greg Monroe’s only day in court. The case meant so much to Mr. Monroe who suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident that confined him to a wheelchair. Greg had been denied accidental disability benefits by CIGNA /LINA. My worry turned to cautious optimism as Judge Perry started asking hard questions to the opposing Counsel that he was unable or unwilling to answer. The Judge ruled in our favor a month later: Monroe v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93504, 2007 WL 4564191 (E.D. Mo. Dec. 20, 2007)

Education: Truman State University, B.A., 1996, St. Louis University, J.D., 2006

Practice Areas: ERISA benefits claims and litigation; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Wrongful Death;

Membership: The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Missouri Bar, American Association of Justice, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Admissions: Missouri, Illinois, and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

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Matthew R. Davis is an associate with the firm, focusing his practice in the areas of personal injury, ERISA/disability insurance claims, medical malpractice, and products liability.

Matt started with the firm as a law clerk in the summer of 2005. He joined the firm as an Associate after successfully passing the Bar exam in the spring of 2006. Just two short, but experienced filled years after becoming a lawyer, Matt was part of the trial team in the Monroe v. Roedder case named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the number one "Plaintiff Powerhouse" for winning the largest jury verdict in the State of Missouri in 2008 and the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Saint Louis County.

Matt has tried jury cases in the Missouri counties of St. Charles, St. Louis and Jefferson. He has practiced in the Courts on both the Missouri and Illinois sides of the Metropolitan area. He has tried a jury case in Federal Court and has briefed and argued matters in the Federal Courts and the Missouri Court of Appeals.

As the youngest lawyer in the firm Matt is often called on to work on unique cases. These cases might entail different issues and different courts. His wide range of experience in his young career enables him to assist the partners in a variety of matters and locations as well as to represent his own growing client base. For his accomplishments Matt was recognized by Super Lawyers as an up and coming lawyer in 2011 & 2012.

Before starting his legal career Matt had ten years of corporate marketing and public relations experience as Director of Media Relations for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His experience in the corporate world helps Matt to see the "Big Picture" for clients.

Matt is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, and the Illinois State Bar Association and the Missouri Bar.

Matt served on the board of the neighborhood organization for the Shaw Neighborhood which actively works to bring about positive change in a historic and revitalized area of the City of St. Louis.