Matthew Edwards (MO, IL, & SSDI/SSI Nationwide)

Matthew L. Edwards (Matt) was initially raised in a small town in central Illinois before moving to the St. Louis area and graduating from McCluer North High School. Afterwards he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he received his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management.  Matt then returned to St. Louis to work in a downtown convention hotel eventually rising to high level supervisory positions and simultaneously attending Lindenwood University where he was awarded a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and eventually enrolling in law school at St. Louis University School of Law. While in law school, Matt interned at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Illinois and extensively participated in the legal clinic for the Missouri State Public Defender office for the City of St. Louis.

After graduating law school and passing the bar exam Matt worked as a criminal defense lawyer for two years where he successfully and aggressively assisted his clients with major felony cases in both Illinois and Missouri. In 2004, Matt began working for one of the largest  Social Security Disability law firms in the nation where he successfully helped thousands of disabled clients throughout the entire country receive their Social Security Disability benefits. Matt’s fifteen-plus years of extensive Social Security Disability law experience nationwide has instilled in him a love for helping people and surely prepared him to successfully assist our disabled clients in their quest for justice.

Because Matt is licensed to practice law by both the Supreme Courts of Missouri and Illinois, he is eligible to practice in all state courts of both great states. Matt has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. When Matt he is not working, he enjoys following University of Missouri sports and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

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