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Concentrating on Estate Planning, Probate/Trust Administration, and Elder Law, or firm helps families plan for life, deal with death, preserve wealth, and protect inheritances.  Our clients engage us when planning for the two most important aspects of their lives:  everything they own and everyone they love.

I grew up in northeast Iowa.  Upon graduating from the University of Denver, College of Law in 2000, I moved to Seattle, Washington and then to Phoenix, Arizona.  In 2008 my family returned to the family environment Iowa provides.

My practice focuses on Estate Planning, Probate/Trust Administration and Elder Law. I often lecture to the public and to professional groups on topics such as The Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes; What is Probate? How to Avoid; Asset Protection Planning for Iowa Retirees; Legal Issues Affecting Iowa Seniors; and Understanding VA pension Benefits. I am a VA Accredited Attorney.



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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 34%
    6 years
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    6 years
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 21%
    6 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    6 years



Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicole Rognes Olson

    Matt has a thorough understanding of the Medicaid eligibility planning and implementation process.


    Nicole Olson Probate Attorney
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  • Ethan Jon Huizenga

    Matt is friendly, attentive, and compassionate, all of which are of equal importance to his great depth of knowledge in the elder law and estate planning areas. If you're looking for elder law services in the Des Moines area, Matt should be your first call.


    Ethan Huizenga Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

Pearson Bollman Law

1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA, 50266


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law Firms - Elder LawUS News and World Reports2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPearson Bollman Law2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionCouncil Member2013 - Present
Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counselmember2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneysmember2011 - Present
Iowa State Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association, Probate, Property and Trust Law Sectionmember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Special Needs Trust LitigationFavorable for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pearson Bollman Law Blog ArticlesMedicaid "Spend Down"2015
Pearson Bollman Law Blog ArticlesCaregiver Contract: Paying Family Members2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Northern IowaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBIProtecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid2015
ISBA - Bridge the GapMedicaid and VA Pension Planning2015
NBIProtecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid2014
Veterans Administration Benefits/EligibilityVeterans Administration Benefits/Eligibility2012
Veterans BenefitsVeterans Benefits2011
Pearson Bollman Law Monthly SeminarEstate Planning2010