Practice Areas: Auto Accidents, 18 Wheeler Collisions, Premises Liability
Matt Nakajima joined O’Connor, Acciani & Levy in 2014 and is a first-chair trial lawyer in truck wreck, motor-vehicle, and premises liability cases in Kentucky and Ohio. Matt has also carved out a special niche in resolution of subrogation liens, product liability cases and insurance bad faith cases.
Respected by his peers, Mr. Nakajima 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 who have been practicing 10 or fewer years. In 2014, Mr. Nakajima was also invited by the National Trial Lawyers to be a member of the Top 40 under 40 attorneys Kentucky.
Mr. Nakajima is a member of the Ohio Association of Justice, on the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Justice Associations, and the minority delegate to the American Association of Justice for the State of Kentucky.
Memberships & Associations
The Ohio Association of Justice
The Kentucky Justice Associations, (Board of Governor 2009-2016)
American Association of Justice (2014 minority delegate for the State of Kentucky)
Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
Honors, Awards and Accomplishments
“Rising Star” award by SuperLawyers® for 2013-2015
Top 40 under 40 attorneys Kentucky by National Trial Lawyers
Subrogation & Reimbursement, Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association Spring Seminar—2013
Reducing or Eliminating Non-ERISA State Health Plans, Kentucky Justice Association Subrogation Seminar—2012
Bellarmine University BA- economics 2004
Northern Kentucky University LL.D 2008
Mr. Nakajima received his J.D. magna cum laude from Northern Kentucky’s Chase College of Law where he graduated inside the top 10 in his class. He was also a member of the Moot Court Board, the National Trial Advocacy Team, and the Northern Kentucky Law Review serving as its Special Topics Editor