Biography

R. Taylor Matthews, III ("Taylor") primarily represents clients involved in complex commercial disputes in state court, federal court, and arbitration. Taylor has extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending complex “bet the company” and mission critical cases across many industries. He also represents clients in environmental, chemical, toxic tort, class action, franchise, banking, white collar criminal, and regulatory reporting and investigation matters.

Taylor frequently assists clients with managing software license compliance risk, resolving IT implementation disputes, and data privacy issues.

Taylor was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2014-2020.

Taylor serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, he is the former Co-chair of the Firm's Recruiting Committee, and he is a member of both the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Eagleton Symposium managing editor
    • Dean's Scholar
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., 2005)
    • Finance

Legal Background

  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2006, 2007)
  • Intern, St. Louis City Public Defender's Office (January-May 2008)
  • Judicial intern, Hon. Catherine D. Perry, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (January-May 2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Firm Committees

  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Former Co-chair, Recruiting Committee
Firm Highlights
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David W. Sweeney Represents Advantes Group in $7.2 Million Apartment Project

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Michael R. Thiessen Recognized as Pro Bono Spotlight by KCMBF for August

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Lewis Rice Recognized as Top M&A Firm by BTI Consulting Group

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John C. Bodnar Named BTI M&A Client Service All-Star

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Supreme Court Limits Ability to Compel Access to Private Property Without Compensation

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Four Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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OSHA’s New Guidance Regarding Indoor Mask Wearing, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates, Regular Testing of Unvaccinated Workers, and More

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FTC Adds Teeth to the ‘Made in USA’ Rule

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Brian P. Pezza Quoted in SHRM Articles on Employee Vaccination Status Disclosure and Employer Vaccination Policies

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Claims Filed for Compensation in North Carolina Ecusta Trail Rail-to-Trail Case

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Michael D. Mulligan Publishes Article in ACTEC Law Journal Comparing Sales to an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust and a to Beneficiary Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust

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FTC Reverses Course on Treatment of Debt Payoff Under HSR Act

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Missouri Now Requires Employers to Provide Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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61 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2022, 16 Named Ones to Watch

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Diversity & Inclusion

Golf Foundation of Missouri Awards First Larry L. Deskins, Sr. Scholarship

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Lewis Rice Wins $1.5 Million in Compensation for Covington Landowners

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Neal F. Perryman Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Employment Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

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First-Issued Interim Final Rule Gives Guidance on No Surprises Act

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Property Owners Can Push the Issue Under Illinois Mechanic’s Lien Law

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Lauren R. Carey Creates New Blog for Social Media Influencers

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