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Matthew S. Nelke


Attorney Matthew S. Nelke is an associate at SWMW Law. He joined the firm in 2023, focusing his practice on helping individuals and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

As a member of the Bankruptcy Department within the firm’s Asbestos Practice, Matthew works with other team members to maximize recoveries from companies that have petitioned for bankruptcy and are known to have manufactured, supplied, and distributed asbestos-containing products.

Before joining the firm, Matthew worked in asbestos litigation for four years, both as a deposition attorney and as a lung-cancer associate.

In his role at SWMW Law, Matthew leverages his experience in asbestos litigation to secure the justice his clients deserve. He is driven by a desire to make the world a better place and give clients a no-nonsense advocate in the courtroom.

“I am a tireless advocate for all my clients,” Matthew said. “The most satisfying aspect of my job is the opportunity to help individuals who were injured through no fault of their own. There is no greater honor than to help people regain the stability they’ve lost at the hands of negligent companies.”

Matthew thrives in the fast-paced world of asbestos litigation and realizes the importance of tailoring his approach to a case based on each client’s unique situation.

“Each client’s case is a new puzzle that needs to be solved and put together,” he said. “I’m critically minded, strategic and naturally drawn to this kind of work. It makes me a great fit for this type of litigation.”

Clients who work with Matthew can expect an excellent communicator who demonstrates genuine care and compassion with everyone he represents.

“My clients can always expect a clear line of communication with me,” he said. “The legal process can be daunting and complicated for those who aren’t familiar with it, and it’s important my clients know they have me in their corner every step of the way.”

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  • J.D. Saint Louis University School of Law, Dean’s Select Scholarship - Graduate School
  • B.S., Business Administration, emphasis in Finance, Cum Laude Undergraduate School
  • American Association for Justice
  • MATA
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis