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Grant Christopher Gangestad

DUI and DWI Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   39 reviews

also known as Grant Gangestad


Licensed for 10 years

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About Grant

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Aggressive representation, excellent communication, and a genuine concern for clients are what you can expect from Mr. Gangestad. 

Mr. Gangestad was selected to the Super Lawyers list for the seventh straight year in 2021, and has been named Avvo’s Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0. Mr. Gangestad is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the DUI Defense Lawyers Assocation, the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Criminal Defense Core Group for the Iowa Association for Justice.

Mr. Gangestad has distinguished himself as a strong legal advocate, having had great success in both criminal and civil matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict. He has also argued and won multiple appellate cases in front of both the Iowa Court of Appeals and Iowa Supreme Court. Whether it be an operating while intoxicated charge, criminal charges, or a personal injury accident, Mr. Gangestad is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation for his clients. He endeavors to thoroughly research and examine every client’s case, making sure that no stone goes unturned in securing the best possible resolution for his clients. He embraces the attitude of aggressive representation and zealous advocacy that is shared by all the attorneys at Gourley, Rehkemper, & Lindholm PLC, and prides himself on getting results for his clients.

Mr. Gangestad is an Iowa born and raised attorney with a practice primarily focused on criminal defense (OWI/DUI, boating while intoxicated, drug charges), personal injury, and simple estate planning (wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney). Mr. Gangestad grew up in Clarion, Iowa, where he graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School as the Salutatorian of his class.  He attended the University of Northern Iowa and obtained a bachelor of arts in Political Science and a minor in Politics and Law.  After receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended Drake University Law School, receiving his Juris Doctorate and graduating with honors.  While at Drake Law, Mr. Gangestad successfully completed the Neal & Bea Smith Law Center’s Clinic in Criminal Defense and Advanced Clinic in Criminal Defense.  Mr. Gangestad was also Student Dean of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity.  Mr. Gangestad clerked for Gourley, Rehkemper, & Lindholm PLC for two years before joining the firm as an attorney and was recently named the firm's newest partner.  In his spare time, Mr. Gangestad enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. 

 

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Licensed for 10 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/14/2022

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Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
440 Fairway Dr., Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
520 S Pierce Ave #209
Mason City, IA, 50401
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Posted by Ryan | December 2, 2019
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The Best OWI Defense Attorney in Iowa
"When faced with an out of state OWI charge, and feeling that something wasn't quite right with the charges, I began reaching out to local attorneys in north Iowa. I was appalled at the number of attorneys I reached out to who instantly wanted a $1,200-$1,500 dollar retainer to plead me guilty and not even consider the charges or circumstances surrounding them. My last call was to Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, P.L.C in Mason City, IA. I left a message for someone to reach back to me. This should have been my very first call! Within a few hours, I was speaking with Grant Gangestad, a quick witted, highly intelligent and extremely knowledgeable attorney who within a few minutes of listening to my case, was absolutely convinced I had a case that needed his attention. His professionalism is top notch, he explained everything in a clear and precise manor. Because of Grant Gangestad, his dedication to my case & his knowledge of the law, my case was overturned, all charges dismissed and my record is free and clear! Thank you Grant Gangestad"
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
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Wonderful Attorney and Firm
We hired Grant to represent our college daughter in a traffic case and he was able to get a very reasonable outcome to a situation that would have been very difficult for my daughter had she been convicted of the original charge. He and his staff were very responsive to us and very professional. Definitely recommend him and his firm to anyone who needs a defense attorney for any reason.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2021
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He saved my brother
My brother was facing 9 or 10 charges and had only done the DUI. All the other stuff was bogus. We hired Grant and he made it all go away. It was worth the money, because my brother would've had to pay that in fines and then would've had a record too. Grant worked hard, made it all go away, and communicated well with us. I don't plan on ever breaking the law myself, but if I ever get into trouble I'd hire Grant G! I don't know how he did it, but he was able to make my brother's charges all go away.
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Posted by Adam | November 7, 2022
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Fantastic, professional, knowlegeable
Grant is fantastic. 1,000% recommend. He is knowledgeable, as well as being good at helping someone through what might be an uncomfortable moment in their life.
Posted by Brooke | October 1, 2022
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Expert in his field
Grant was prompt, helpful, courteous, and most importantly knowledgeable about the law. I spoke to one of Grant's assistant's and within hours received a call back. Easy to work with and put my mind at ease. Wouldn't recommend anyone else!
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
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Grant and team review
Grant and Leilani were wonderful to work with. Always available by email or phone when needed. They made a difficult time much easier for our family. Thank you.
Posted by Ed | October 26, 2021
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Mr
With Covid in play we never got to meet him until the trial but he and his staff was always in contact with us either via email or by phone. We didn’t know what to expect but Grant always answered our questions. outcome was great we won!
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
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Great representation
Grant was very professional, patient and a good listener. He made a plan and did everything he promised.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
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Responsive and professional
Aggressively pursued and obtained a great outcome for my case. Would recommend to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by Cory | April 18, 2021
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Grant is a lawyer who will fight relentlessly for you
In June 2020 I was arrested and charged with Criminal Gang Participation, a Class D felony in Iowa. I reached out to a couple lawyers who were not interested in taking the case but recommended Grant Gangestad to me. I called and spoke to his assistant and explained my situation to her and the next day I heard from Grant. We discussed the case and he was willing to take my case and was eager to move forward with my defense. He worked tirelessly throughout multiple delays not just Covid delays but also delays by the court. Grant was a great communicator, he stuck to the facts, he didn’t blow smoke up my as*, he was upfront and truthful from the beginning of the process to the end. In March 2021 the charges were dismissed at the behest of the prosecutor due to lack of evidence after Grant completed depositions with the witnesses. He continues to work (April 2021) for the return of my personal items that were seized. If you’re looking for an aggressive, straight-forward, talented lawyer that will work night and day for your case, this is your guy. I will never hire, or recommend, a lawyer other than Grant Gangestad.
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Posted by Laura | April 16, 2021
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Grant Gangestead Review
Grant was very accessible and knowledgeable. He seemed to always have my best interests in mind. He spent a reasonable amount of time on my case without taking advantage of hours. His legal assistant Leilani was very helpful as well, and always very prompt to return calls.
Posted by Patrick | April 15, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney!
I was fortunate to find Grant Gangestad, after being poorly represented previously by another attorney, which complicated my case. Grant was thorough, professional, and aggressively took on my case and gave it his best! The resolution was quick and in my best interest with each step of the process. I was thankful for the prompt communication and professionalism of the office staff as well. I highly recommend Grant to do his best representing anyone in need of a great attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2021
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Provided prompt service and thorough detail!
Grant did a great job in describing and explaining the situation and steps related to my case. He helped address all of the questions that I had.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2020
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Dui
Grant and Leilani were Great help to me during a hard time! Answered all my questions and helped me as best they could every step of the way always kept me informed.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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Mr
Grant was very knowledgeable and handle my issues in a timely manor. I would highly recommend him if anyone was in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Tanner | September 24, 2020
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Great lawyer for criminal defense
I fell into some very serious legal trouble in late 2019, and stumbled across Grant Gangestad while searching for the best legal representation I could find and afford. Very helpful very knowledgeable, and I feel like he fought for the best possible outcome for my case which was the final outcome. Him and his staff where very helpful and prompt in returning calls and emails to questions and concerns that I had regarding my case. I can definitely say I would recommend him for criminal defense should you ever find yourself needing legal counsel. Good guy, good team, and got a great outcome for my case.
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Posted by Bee | May 6, 2020
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Awesome Experience!
I basically just handed it over to Grant and didn’t have to worry about a thing. I was notified when needed but it took all of the stress off my shoulders.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2020
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I hired the #1 attorney in the state of Iowa
When being faced with an OWI charge and multiple other charges and thinking something wasn’t right and not knowing what to do. I had a friend that said if you want to investigate this I can give you the name and number for the number one attorney in the state of Iowa to do it for you. So that’s when he gave me Grant’s information. So I called Grant and after a conversation he said I had a case to look into. After 11 months of the court system and Grant taking care of everything and representing me in the suppression hearing the court agreed with him that the seizure of me was unconstitutional and the case was dismissed. If you are looking for an attorney this is the one. He fights hard for you and you will not be disappointed. So don’t just go looking for one that just wants to make a deal for you. Hire him because he will fight for you!
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Posted by Greg | October 1, 2019
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Great job Grant!
Grant accepted our difficult case and succeeded in getting our daughter's revoked license un-revoked. Charges were lessened in a situation that normally never gets reversed. Thanks Grant! Greg & Desiree
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
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Very helpful
I loved working with Grant he was very helpful in my case and answered all my questions right away! He did his best to be fair and honest with me which is something I really value!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Junior Partner
  • Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • OWI 3rd Offense Dismissed; driver's license spared and State pays for all costs of prosecution
  • Marion County OWI amended to Public Intoxication after successful motion to suppress evidence
  • Iowa Supreme Court REVERSES Termination of GRL Client's Parental Rights
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member and past chapter President
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2020 Great Plains Region Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Great Plains Region Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Great Plains Region Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Great Plains Region Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2016 Great Plains Region Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Great Plains Region Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Drake University Law School
  • 2012
  • Academic Achievement Award for top grade in Wills and Trusts
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Academic Achievement Award for top grade in Trial Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2011
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Publications

  • GRL Law Blog
  • We'll get back to you eventually A-Rod but right now it's Fountain Mom's spotlight!
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Iowa House of Representatives Judicial Subcommittee Meeting
  • Iowa's Ignition Interlock Legislation
  • 2015
  • IACDL Annual Criminal Law Seminar 2015
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grant is an excellent, knowledgeable, hardworking lawyer. He is smart, unafraid and an excellent trial lawyer. I would trust Grant with any of my family or friends' cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Grant as the Wizard. He is strong link to an amazing group at GRLLaw.com. I endorse him without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grant is passionate about his work and gives great care to each of his cases. Within 3 years as an attorney, he has had unprecedented success in getting cases dismissed and appeals granted in his client's favor. He is my go-to lawyer for all things related to OWI."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gangestad really does have a history of helping resolve serious criminal matters statewide. Aggressive and effective - I can say without reserve that his fierce advocacy and professionalism are a welcome addition to our field. Anyone with legal needs and serious criminal matters would be well served with Grant as your counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A passionate lawyer and superb advocate for his clients, I would recommend Grant to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Grant is an excellent lawyer who strives to obtain the best outcome possible for his clients. He is very knowledgeable on criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Grant is an aggressive and talented young lawyer dedicated to providing his clients with the best representation available. He takes the time to do things right and goes the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Gangestad."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grant has been part of our firm at Gourley, Rehkemper, & Lindholm for going on three years now. He work ethic, attention to detail, and knowledge of the criminal justice system is one of the best I have seen from a young attorney."
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West Des Moines DUI and DWI Lawyer Grant Christopher Gangestad
Grant Christopher Gangestad
DUI and DWI Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 10 years
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