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About Me

Matt's practice primarily involves assisting municipal and private corporations on a variety of issues, including employment matters.

Matt is admitted to practice in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, the District of Columbia, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

Matt is a former Windsor Heights Councilman with a life-long interest in local and national government.


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Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 34%
    14 years
  2. Business: 33%
    14 years
  3. State, Local And Municipal Law: 33%
    14 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Rush Charles Nigut

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent employment and labor lawyer.


    Rush Nigut Franchising Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brooke Suter Van Vliet

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brooke Van Vliet Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Brick Gentry PC

6701 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

6701 Westown Pkwy Ste 100
Des Moines, IA, 50266



DCActive 200105/25/2015
MNAuthorized to practice200106/04/2015
IAAuthorized to practice law200109/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Young Council Member AwardIowa League of Cities2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBrick Gentry P.C.2004 - Present
Legal CounselMetro Waste Authority2014 - 2014
City AttorneyCity of Newton2013 - 2014
City AttorneyCity of Muscatine2010 - 2014
City AttorneyCity of Windsor Heights2007 - 2014
AssociateVinson & Elkins, LLP2004 - 2004
Summer Judicial ClerkJudge Robert Pratt2000 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Iowa Association of Business and IndustryMember2012 - Present
Iowa League of CitiesMember2001 - Present
Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wright v. Keokuk Co. Health Center$250,000 judgment against Keokuk County.
Jeff Witte v. Doll DistributingDefense Verdict
Pat Silverthorn v. Doll DistributingDefense verdict
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Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionEmployment at Will - A State by State Survey2014
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionEmployment at Will - A State by State Survey2013
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionEmployment at Will - A State by State Survey2012
Cityscapes (Iowa League of Cities Magazine)Understanding and Implementing the ADAAA2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of IowaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2014 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness ConferenceMental Disabilities in the Workplace2014
Urban Government Studies at Drake UniversityImportant Laws and Legislation2013
2013 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness ConferenceOpen Records/Meetings2013
Iowa Employment ConferenceEmployment Law2009