Matthew T. Singer was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he attended grade school and high school graduating from Whitfield in 1997. He then attended college at University of Missouri Columbia where in 2002 he received his bachelor’s degree in History. Following his graduation Mr. Singer left the state of Missouri and attended law school at Creighton University where he studied under sitting Supreme Court Justice, The Honorable Clarence Thomas. While attending Creighton he ranked highest in the class in criminal procedure and scored high marks in criminal law.
Upon Mr. Singer’s graduation in 2005 he passed the Missouri bar, received his State and Federal license and began working for his father, Donald S. Singer, at The Singer Law Firm as an associate. Matthew Singer has continuously worked in the legal field for his father in numerous capacities since he was a youth. Don Singer had practiced law in the St. Louis area and around the United States since 1972, and prior to founding The Singer Law Firm worked as a partner at a successful midsize law firm. The father son team worked together on cases ranging from eminent domain, family law, criminal law to appellate law and civil litigation. Matthew T. Singer quickly made partner learning from the years of experience and success of his father and after 5 years with the firm moved to Connecticut. In Connecticut he gained experience with Federal proceedings, workers compensation type cases and received his Connecticut Federal license.
In 2010 Mr. Singer moved back to Missouri and started his own law firm, The Law Office of Matthew T. Singer. Shortly after this he was approached by an old associate of his fathers who practiced primarily in Defense Base Act (DBA) law. This attorney had won landmark cases in the DBA field and was well known as being a successful. The older attorney said he thought Mr. Singer would be an excellent fit and asked if he would be interested in assisting with the case load and eventually taking over the practice. Now Matthew T. Singer primarily practices in DBA law representing injured contractors from numerous states and nations and has traveled across the world in the representation of his clients. Mr. Singer still practices state law but enjoys and prides himself on the representation of injured contractors which he spends the majority of his time doing.
Leleya Singer joined the Law Office of Matthew Singer in 2013, bringing to the office her considerable courtroom experience and her expertise in litigation. Mrs. Singer grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received her undergraduate education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in Paralegal Studies-Pre Law. While attending school, Mrs. Singer worked at a number of law firms and was honored as a dean’s list recipient for four consecutive years. In addition, Mrs. Singer was a Saluki Ambassador, President of the National Panhellenic Association, and inducted into several different honor’s societies. After graduating, Mrs. Singer went onto attending Valparaiso University School of Law. While attending law school, Mrs. Singer was a member of the International Moot Court Society. There, she placed 8th best oralist in the Susan. J Ferrell International Human Rights Competition, and in addition coached her team into an overall best team victory and 2nd best. During her last year in law school, Mrs. Singer joined the Valparaiso University Legal Clinic in their Juvenile Division. There, Mrs. Singer joined the Valparaiso University Legal Clinic in their Juvenile Division. There, Mrs. Singer acted as a public defender for juveniles in Lake County, Indiana.
After completion of law school, Mrs. Singer was admitted into the Illinois Bar. In the fall of 2010, Mrs. Singer moved back to St. Louis and worked for Karll Law Center while awaiting results from the Missouri Bar. There, she gained experience in family law, and civil litigation. After passing the Missouri Bar, Mrs. Singer moved onto The Law Office of Evelyn C. Lewis, a criminal defense firm. Mrs. Singer worked on over 200 open criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to felony murder in Missouri and Illinois, and has successful jury trial results. She handles the majority of criminal cases handled by the Law Office of Matthew Singer. Mrs. Singer is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Illinois. Additionally, Mrs. Singer is fluent in Russian. In her free time, Mrs. Singer likes to golf, snowboard, rock climb, and dance.
Legal Assistant John Singer, younger brother of Principal Matthew T. Singer attended the top college preparatory school in St. Louis, Mary Institute and Country Day high school graduating in 2007. Starting in fall of 2007 John moved to Columbia, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia with a focus in Psychology while working part time at Midway USA where he worked for four years. In 2011 John graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and minors in Philosophy and Sociology. After graduation John began working part time for The Law Office of Matthew T. Singer and now works full time in the legal field until he begins Saint Louis University School of Law in the fall of 2013. John has experience creating and editing legal documents, serving process, trial preparations in Defense Base Act litigation and many other skills, which make him a valuable asset to The Law Office of Matthew T. Singer.
Amanda Gehm, Office Manager, joined the staff of the Law Office of Matthew Singer at the start of 2013. She attended Southwestern Illinois College where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Accounting and Management in 2009. She was an active member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, recognizing and encouraging the academic achievement of two-year college students. She manages the office and administrative affairs; oversees accounting, tax preparation, & billing; communicates with clients and courts; and performs other functions of a legal assistant. Amanda is OSHA trained for workplace safety.
Thomas Pearson, Legal Intern
Thomas Pearson is an undergraduate Philosophy and Political Science student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Thomas has been working at the office for a short amount of time and plans to stay as long as he can. At SIUE, he has been involved with undergraduate research in different areas. Last year, he presented a collaborative paper on presidential campaigns at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Political Science Association Conference. This semester, he is working on human security in the Middle East which will potentially be presented at several conferences. Besides academic involvements, Thomas organized a used clothing sale to raise money for a project called the Ugandan Fish Farm Initiative, an organization that develops sustainable fish farms in a Ugandan wetland area. If all goes as planned, Thomas will continue to work with this non-profit organization and improve the living conditions for the small Ugandan village. He hopes to attend law school, graduate school, or both after receiving his bachelor’s degree.