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
Diversity & Inclusion

Two Lewis Rice Members Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

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Client Alert

Public Access to Electronic Court Records in Missouri

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The New Standard Contractual Clauses: Scope, Impact, and Next Steps

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Jeremy P. Brummond Presents at Webinar for Experienced Construction Attorneys

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Federal Appellate Court Determines a Website Is Not a “Place of Public Accommodation” Under the ADA

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Lewis Rice Welcomes 2021 Summer Associates

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Missouri Supreme Court Reverses Overtime Wages Judgment Resulting from Employer-Mandated Screenings Under the Portal-to-Portal Act

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Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton Negotiate $700,000 Award to Cobb County, Georgia Landowners in Rails-to-Trails Case

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The Changing Workplace Following the Latest CDC Mask Guidance

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Supreme Court Hands Down Unanimous Decision Limiting FTC’s Ability to Seek Monetary Relief

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Brian P. Pezza Gives Advice on Vaccination Acceptance in the Workforce in Society for Human Resource Management Article

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on COVID Vaccination Policies

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CROWN Act Legislation on the Verge of Passage in St. Louis City & County

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DOL Publishes Cybersecurity Guidance for Benefits Plans

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Jeannine Moentmann Becomes President of St. Louis Paralegal Association for 2021-2022

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Model COBRA Notices Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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Diversity & Inclusion

Lewis Rice Member Ronald A. Norwood Serves on Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color to Establish Diversity, Inclusion Programs

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Diversity & Inclusion

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast Hosts Ronald A. Norwood to Discuss Mentorship, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry, and the Importance of Equity for All

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Temporary COBRA Changes Under the American Rescue Plan Act

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COVID-19 Rescue Plan Act Expands Paid Leave Availability but Does Not Revive Employer Mandates

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