Matthew R. Davis

Favorite lawyer movie: To Kill a Mockingbird.

Least favorite class in law school: Property, because the conveyance hypotheticals reminded me of 8th grade Algebra which is not a fond memory.

First win: Within the first month after passing the bar I won a small claims case. I prepared as if it were going to be a weeklong trial, but it was over in about five minutes.

Favorite Maxim of Equity: "Equity will not suffer a wrong to be without a remedy."

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."

Favorite historical Supreme Court Judge: William Brennan

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: American Association for Justice, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Admissions: : Missouri and Illinois; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois; Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Matthew R. Davis focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, ERISA/disability insurance claims, medical malpractice, and products liability.

Matt started working with Tim Gallagher as a law clerk in the summer of 2005. He joined Tim as an Associate after successfully passing the Bar exam in the spring of 2006. In 2014 Matt and Tim started their own firm, Gallagher Davis, LLP.

Shortly after becoming a lawyer, Matt was part of the trial team in the Monroe v. Roedder case which was named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the No. 1 "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. He followed that up by sharing the MLW award with Tim Gallagher for the most reported plaintiff verdicts and settlements in the State of Missouri in 2013.

For his accomplishments Matt has been consistently recognized by Super Lawyers as a rising star beginning in 2011 and received the highest rating, "AV" by Martindale Hubble, for legal abilities and ethics.

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 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. He also chaired the community advisory council at the William L. Clay Early Childhood and Parenting Education Center at Harris Stowe State University.