Wesley Matthew Nakajima

Wesley Matthew Nakajima

Trial Attorney
Location:
Lebanon, Ohio
Phone:
513-934-2201
Fax:
513-934-2201
Email:

Matt Nakajima is a sought-after trial lawyer focusing his practice on wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.  His passion and dedication to clients drive his results. In his first ten years of practice, Matt has obtained tens of millions of dollars in verdicts, judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Matt does not shy away from difficult cases. For example, in 2018 Matt and his client had a top offer of $20,000 from an insurance company after a shoulder tear injury.  He, his co-counsel, and his client refused the offer and went to a jury trial. The verdict was $1,028,317.17 and one of the largest for a non-death case in the history of Campbell County. Matt pursued the company on a bad faith action following the verdict.

As a result of his track record of success in the courtroom, Matt is often asked to speak to trial lawyer organizations across Ohio and Kentucky on trial advocacy, litigation, and injury law.  Respected by his peers, Matt has been a recipient of the prestigious "Rising Star" award by Super Lawyers every year since 2013: an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Kentucky and Ohio. In 2014, Matt was invited by the National Trial Lawyers to be a member of the Top 40 under 40 attorneys for Kentucky and Ohio and has a 10/10 Superb Avvo rating.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Personal Injury - General
  • 20% Personal Injury - Truck Wrecks
  • 20% Personal Injury - Brain Injury
  • 10% Personal Injury - Defective Products
  • 10% Personal Injury - Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Federal Claims Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2008
    • Law Review: N. KY L. Rev., Associate Editor, 2007 - 2008
  • Bellarmine University , Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.A. cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Economics
  • Northern Kentucky University
    • LL.D. - 2008

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the prestigious “Rising Star” award, Super Lawyers every year since 2013
  • Top 40 under 40 attorneys for Kentucky and Ohio, National Trial Lawyers
  • 10/10 Superb Avvo rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Ohio Association of Justice, Member, 2009 - Present
  • The Kentucky Justice Associations, Board of Governor 2009-2016
  • American Association of Justice , Member, 2009 - Present
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • The Kentucky Justice Associations, Member, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • O'Connor Acciani & Levy, Attorney, 2014 - 2019
  • The Sanders Law Firm, Attorney, 2009 - 2014

Languages

  • English