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About me

I originally became interested in law while interning with the Waterloo police department during my time as a student at Upper Iowa University.  During that time I originally wanted to be a prosecutor.  However, while attending Drake University School of Law, I worked for a criminal defense attorney and realized that I like the challenge of defending individuals charged with crimes.  


Outside of the office, I enjoy lifting weights and compete as a bodybuilder.  I coach youth and high school club wrestling in Bondurant.  I also like to camp, fish and hunt.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    9 years
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
  5. Workers Compensation: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Thomas Lindholm

    I have known Scott for going on 10 years now and his knowledge of the law, preparation, and desire to win are attributes that continue to put him as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Iowa.


    Matthew Lindholm DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Nicholas Arthur Sarcone

    I endorse this lawyer. Quality lawyer with high ethical standards. Does excellent work for his clients! Highly recommended.


    Nicholas Sarcone Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC

440 Fairway Dr.
Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA, 50266


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
NHTSA Field Sobriety Test CertificationNHTSA/IACP2009
Young Alumni AwardUpper Iowa University2009
Constitutional Law and Civil Rights CertificateDrake University School of Law2007
Litigation and Dispute Resolution CertificateDrake University School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyGourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2016 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. MueggenbergNot Guilty
State v. HollowayNot Guilty
State v. FelperDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Upper Iowa UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Drinking and Driving Informational MeetingKnow Your Rights2014
Annual Seminar on Iowa Criminal Law and ProcedureSex Offender Registry Modification2014