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  1. Probate: 35%
    18 years
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Trusts: 25%
    18 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($200-276/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Alan Scott

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable in areas of probate law and well versed in trial procedure when needed. Matt is ethical and very professional.


    Christopher Scott Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Hope Wood

    Matt is an expert in the area of estate planning. He is the new committee chair of the Iowa State Bar Association for the Probate section. His blog provides information that is easy to understand and apply for an individual with questions on wills, trusts and probate. As a fellow attorney, he is very approachable and collegial. He runs an efficient practice and is a great communicator. He graciously gives his time to be a presenter for continuing education in the area of estate planning. The Greater Des Moines area is lucky to have him practicing here.


    Hope Wood Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gardner Law Firm, P.C.

2900 100th St.
Suite 207
Urbandale, IA, 50322


IAAuthorized to practice law199710/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentGardner law firm, P.C.2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa academy of trust and estate counselBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationInside the minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Iowa State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iowa State Bar Association, Probate, Property and Trust Law SectionIntentional Interference with inheritance2011

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