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Matthew James Brandes

Matthew James Brandes

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Licensed since 1985

  1. Family: 100%


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Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman Plc

115 3rd St SE Ste 1200
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman Plc
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401-1222



IAAuthorized to practice law198508/22/2015

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerSimmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC1985 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - 2014
Iowa Association of MediatorsMember2010 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMenber1985 - Present
Linn County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In Re the Marriage of KimbroTrial Court Affirmed
In re the Marriage of SchrinerDistrict Court Decree Affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Iowa LawyerThe Supreme Court Should Develop and Implement a Uniform Statewide Mediation/Settlement Conference Option in Civil Domestic Cases2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Notre DamePre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
What Family Law Judges Want You to KnowFamily Law Case Handling2013
Hot and Timely Topics in Family LawEthics: The New Standards Of Conduct For Mediators2013
Summer ChataquaReflections on the Impact of Chapter 112012
2011 Family and Juvenile Law Section SeminarThe Best of the Best in Family Law Documents2011
Summer ChataquaEthical Dilemmas for Mediators2010
2010 Family and Juvenile Law Section SeminarEffective Discovery in Family Law Cases2010
Family and Juvenile Law Section SeminarCollaborative Law2008
Equitable Divorce SettlementsFamily Law Case Settlements2008
Annual ADR Section SeminarGoverning Standards of Practice for Lawyer Mediatiors in Family Law Disputes2008
Family Law UpdateIowa Family Law Case Update2007
Negotiating the Best Possible Settlement for Your Clients in Iowa Dissolution of MarriageFairly Dividing Your Assets and Liabilities2006
Ethical Issues, Contemporary Dissolution Problems and Unique Aspects in Representing New IowansEthical Considerations in Representing Clients with LImited English Proficiency2006
Complex Issues in Divorce for the Iowa PractitionerAsset and Liability Division, Spousal Support, Child Custody and Support, and Lawyers' Ethical Responsibility During Dissolution of Marriage2004
Annual Family Law SeminarTrends in Shared Care and Extraordinary Visitation2004
Annual Family Law SeminarMediation Issues for Family Law Practitioners2004