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 is the Co-chair of the Firm's Recruiting Committee, he serves on the Diversity and Inclusion 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

  • Co-chair, Recruiting Committee
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Firm Highlights
Diversity & Inclusion

Fatima G. Khan Elected President of South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

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Jerina D. Phillips Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice for Employers in St. Louis Magazine Article

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Diversity & Inclusion

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

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Lewis Rice Names Brian J. Figueroa Member of the Firm

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Kansas City Office of Lewis Rice Names New Member

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David W. Sweeney Interviewed in Realtime REALTOR® Podcast on Changes to Elections in the City of St. Louis

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Paul R. Himmelstein Joins Lewis Rice Kansas City Office

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Jeremy P. Brummond’s Article on Waivers of Consequential Damages is Published in Construction Executive

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Client Alert

City of St. Louis 2021 Primary Municipal Election: Meet the Candidates

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Diversity & Inclusion

Jerina D. Phillips Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD’s) 2021 Pathfinder Program

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Brian P. Pezza Discusses Vaccination Considerations for Employees in Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Article

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Client Alert

New York State Regulator Discourages Ransomware Payments and Publishes New Cyber Insurance Risk Framework

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Lewis Rice Wins Significant Victory for Atlanta Landowners Impacted by the Belt Line Rail-Trail

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Diversity & Inclusion

Apollo Carey Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD’s) 2021 Fellows Program

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Client Alert

Supreme Court Decision Provides Good News for Creditors

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Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent Negotiate $1.4 Million Settlement for Landowners along Legacy Trail

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Client Alert

Virginia Passes Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Similar to CCPA and GDPR

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Client Alert

Have You Done Your Annual CCPA Housekeeping?

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Client Alert

Employers, Start Planning Now – Get Ahead with the Upcoming H-1B Cap Season

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David W. Sweeney Named to Missouri’s POWER List for Lawyer-Lobbyists by Missouri Lawyers Media

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