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Matthew Brick

Employment and labor Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
    Iowa - IA 23 years
    Minnesota - MN 22 years
    Nebraska - NE 23 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Not Authorized
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Inactive

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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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Location

Brick Gentry PC
6701 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Matthew Brick
6701 Westown Pkwy Ste 100
Des Moines, IA, 50266
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Reviews

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Posted by Vince | August 10, 2014
Review and Endorsement for Matt Brick
Mr. Brick has always been responsive to my legal questions and needs. He has been honest, fair and highly ethical in all my dealings with him. Mr. Brick is approachable and straightforward in his approach to resolving any issues. He anticipates and understands my needs as a client. I would trust him with any legal issues that came up for his advice and guidance. I would highly recommend Mr. Brick for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by tim | July 14, 2014
Excellent Attorney, Highly recommend.
Mr. Brick has been my attorney over 10 years. He has always been incredibly informed, even though he has represented me on many different issues and in different areas of the law. I would highly recommend him, regardless of specialty, as the attorney you want to see first.
Posted by Jim | July 13, 2014
James Rasmussen
I sought out Mr. Brick this year for help with an employment issue. Mr. Brick always had time to answer my questions and review all areas of the issue with me. Through out the process Mr.. Brick has been fair, honest, and understanding. I highly recommend Mr. Brick for all that are looking at retaining a lawyer and or seeking out legal advise.
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Posted by MGO | July 11, 2014
Long Time Client Pleased with Excellent Service
I am a long time client of Mr. Brick. He has done work for me and the communities I have served in a number of different areas. I appreciate that the work is quick and concise and understandable to a lay person. I also appreciate candor when I have an idea that may not work so well. In addition to being provide quick turn around on projects and giving sound legal advice, Mr. Brick is affable and easy going.
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Posted by Mayor Jerry Sullivan | July 11, 2014
City Attorney
I worked with Matt while I was on the city council and as mayor of Windsor Heights, Iowa. He represented us in a most professional manner. He gave us excellent legal advice in cases brought against the city and was very helpful in guiding us in city development.
Posted by Stephanie | July 11, 2014
Matt Brick endorsement
Matt is a pleasure to work with! He is straightforward and provides accurate and honest information, but at the same time is sensitive to the practical concerns of dealing with employees day to day. He is easy to talk to about issues and his advice is much appreciated!
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2009
Presidant of an HR Consultanting firm
We are a human resource consulting firm. Matt has handled all HR-OneSource's legal needs for over 5 years now. He has always been very responsive and successful on all issues we have had. We also direct our clients to use Matt for employment law issues that we are unable to handle. I would not encourage my clients to use someone that I did not have complete confidence in. I have heard only positive feedback from my clients on the work Matt has done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2009
Great Lawyer, Wonderful Results
This lawyer handled several business transactions for me with great results in each matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 4.7 (Concern)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Suspension issued in IA, 2023
updated on 09/28/2023

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brick Gentry P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Legal Counsel
  • Metro Waste Authority
  • 2014 - 2014
  • City Attorney
  • City of Newton
  • 2013 - 2014
  • City Attorney
  • City of Muscatine
  • 2010 - 2014
  • City Attorney
  • City of Windsor Heights
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Summer Judicial Clerk
  • Judge Robert Pratt
  • 2000 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jeff Witte v. Doll Distributing
  • Defense Verdict
  • Pat Silverthorn v. Doll Distributing
  • Defense verdict
  • Wright v. Keokuk Co. Health Center
  • $250,000 judgment against Keokuk County.

Associations

  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Iowa League of Cities
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Council Member Award
  • Iowa League of Cities
  • 2003

Publications

  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Employment at Will - A State by State Survey
  • 2014
  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Employment at Will - A State by State Survey
  • 2013
  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Employment at Will - A State by State Survey
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference
  • Mental Disabilities in the Workplace
  • 2014
  • Urban Government Studies at Drake University
  • Important Laws and Legislation
  • 2013
  • 2013 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference
  • Open Records/Meetings
  • 2013
  • Iowa Employment Conference
  • Employment Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (34)
Endorse Matthew
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent employment and labor lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Matt on a variety of employment, labor and municipal projects and can attest to his exceptional knowledge in these areas as well as his dedication in serving his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an exceptional attorney with a wealth of knowledge and experience in many areas."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Wills and living wills
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Litigation
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Personal injury
Business

Avvo Contributions

1 Legal Answers 1 Legal Guides
West Des Moines Employment and labor Lawyer Matthew Brick
Matthew Brick
Employment and labor Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 23 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details