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Matthew R. Davis focuses his practice in the areas of ERISA employee benefits claims including long term disability, health, life, accident and pension claims.

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. The year prior he won his first ERISA case for the same client, a quadriplegic who was denied AD&D benefits by CIGNA.

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.

Before starting his legal career, Matt had ten years of corporate marketing and public relations experience. His experience in the corporate world helps Matt to see the “Big Picture” for clients.

Matt is regularly asked to speak to colleagues around the country on the topics of employee benefits, ERISA reimbursement claims and legal ethics.

Matt has volunteered in community organizations in the City of St. Louis and has worked on issues affecting neighborhood development, early childhood education, public schools and voter protection.





  • 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


  • American Association for Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys


  • 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