Matthew W Stein

Stein Whatley Astorino, PLLC

Certification Type

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Civil Practice Advocacy


2525 Bardstown Road Ste 101
Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40205


With more than 35 years of courtroom experience, Matthew W. Stein represents clients across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He represents personal injury and wrongful death clients who have suffered from car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, big truck wrecks, and bus wrecks; medical negligence; slip and falls; industrial accidents or any other manner of incidents that lead to serious injury and death. Mr. Stein also has extensive litigation experience with breach of contract and business tort claims, and other business-related claims as well.

Mr. Stein is the founding partner of Stein Whatley Astorino, PLLC ( which is a litigation firm with a focus on serious personal injury accidents. Renowned for their litigation prowess, particularly in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, the firm serves as a valuable resource for out-of-state personal injury firms seeking local counsel. They also collaborate with other legal practitioners, providing assistance in litigating and leading jury trials across the states of Kentucky and Indiana. As partner, Mr. Stein focuses the firm's litigation efforts on catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip & fall accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, assaults, dog bites, industrial accidents, and job site accidents (worker’s compensation).

Mr. Stein graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1985. While attending the University of Kentucky he lettered in football for the Wildcats. He went on to study law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1989.


Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 1989


Trinity High School, Louisville KY, 1980

University of Kentucky (BS, Agriculture 1985)

University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law (JD, 1989)


Kentucky Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013-2023

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Member, Diversity Law Institute and Member, The Trial Law Institute

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.

Million Dollar Advocate


Board Certified Civil Pretrial Advocate, National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy


Volunteer Judge, 2013 Regional Mock Trial Competition

Presenter, Dirty Litigation Tactics, National Business Institute, 2013

Presenter, The Mechanics of Kentucky Civil Procedure, National Business Institute, 2012

Presenter, Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation, Maintaining an Ethical Practice, 2011

Presenter, How to Present your Case at Trial, National Business Institute, 2007