State of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
"The Shawshank Redemption"
"The Innocent Man", John Grisham
Iowa State Bar Association
Iowa Association for Justice
Drake University Law School
Des Moines, Iowa
Juris Doctor with Honors
Des Moines, Iowa
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Dallas Cowboys Chicago Cubs Iowa Hawkeyes
Matt was born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 7, 1992. He grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, and after graduating high school attended Drake University. While at Drake, Matt studied accounting at the College of Business, and enjoyed working at EMC Insurance and Wells Fargo during summer internships. In May 2013, Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University. Throughout his time at Drake, Matt knew that he wanted to study law and one day be able to advocate for clients in a courtroom. After graduating from Drake in May 2013, that dream got one step closer to reality when Matt began attending Drake University Law School in August of 2013.
During his first year of law school, Matt started working at Spaulding, Berg, & Schmidt, PLC as a law clerk. It was during this time that Matt developed a keen interest in civil litigation work and a desire to represent individuals in need of help. During his third year of law school at Drake, Matt was exposed to his first courtroom experience while working at the Drake Legal Clinic in the criminal defense area. The ability to work with clients while at the Drake Legal Clinic was not only an educational experience for Matt, but a rewarding one as well. Matt advocated avidly for his clients at the Drake Legal Clinic, and was able to successfully resolve his clients’ legal matters to their satisfaction. In May 2016, Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School with Honors and passed the Bar Exam in September 2016.
Matt’s passion is working with individuals in need of legal representation for issues ranging from personal and workplace injuries, bad-faith insurance claim handling, and employment matters such as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Helping clients navigate these legal issues with competent and compassionate representation is the reason why Matt wanted to become a lawyer and focus his practice on civil litigation. Whether it is advocating for his clients in the courtroom or negotiating a favorable outcome before trial, achieving his client’s desired result is Matt’s first and foremost priority.
In his free time, Matt enjoys exercising, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on his favorite sports teams – the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs.