Matthew Gearin is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group. His main focus includes representing clients, including hospitals, physicians and nurses, in all types of medical malpractice, professional liability, breach of contract and other health care claims, as well as defending against product liability claims in health care and other fields. He is skilled in pretrial matters, including drafting motions for both state and federal courts, preparing and responding to discovery, and conducting depositions of fact and expert witnesses.
In addition to his litigation practice, Matthew also provides Intellectual Property services, including trademark and copyright, with an emphasis on domestic and foreign trademark portfolio management
Along with assisting clients in a variety of industries on trademark selection, Matthew provides a full range of trademark services on a global scale, including clearance searches, registration and prosecution, opposition and cancellation, and trademark-related litigation. He also represents clients by drafting agreements related to trademark licensing and the coexistence of intellectual property rights.
- Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D.)
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (B.S.)
- Biology: Medical Sciences
Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Matthew was a patent scientist in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Before that, Matthew worked as a technician and data analyst at an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company where he performed genetic testing of corn, soy, and various other vegetables, collecting and interpreting large amounts of genetic data, and communicating with in-house customers regarding seed quality data.