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Matthew D. Gardner

Licensed for 19 years

Practice Area: Wills, Trust Law, Estate Planning 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
877-366-6527

Matthew D. Gardner

877-366-6527

Free initial consultation

Serving West Des Moines, IA view address

Shareholder at firm Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Serving West Des Moines, IA view address

Free initial consultation

Awards AV Preeminent

About Matthew D. Gardner

Contributing Author to "Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies," Aspatore, 2009.

Areas of Law

  • Wills
  • Trust Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Organization
  • General Practice

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  • 4.8/5.0 15 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
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    4.7/5.0
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    4.8/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/04/14 in Estate Planning

    He is well-regarded in the area of estate planning, regularly does blogs on estate planning topics. Read more

    He is well-regarded in the area of estate planning, regularly does blogs on estate planning topics.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/27/14 in Wills and Probate

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/09/14 in Estate Planning

    I have known Matt since he first joined the Sullivan Firm. He started his own firm a few years ago and is highly regarded by his peers and his clients Read more

    I have known Matt since he first joined the Sullivan Firm. He started his own firm a few years ago and is highly regarded by his peers and his clients

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/07/11 in Wills and Probate

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 03/02/11 in Wills and Probate

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/25/11 in Wills and Probate

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 02/25/11 in Trusts and Estates

    I routinely refer clients to Matt who have difficult estate planning issues. They frequently thank me for the referral given Matt's expertise and professionalism. Read more

    I routinely refer clients to Matt who have difficult estate planning issues. They frequently thank me for the referral given Matt's expertise and professionalism.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/23/11 in Trusts and Estates

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/23/11 in Trusts and Estates

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/04/11 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      Credentials

      Position
      Shareholder
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1997, Iowa
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Law School Attended
      Drake Law School
      Class of 1997
      J.D.
      with honors
      University Attended
      Iowa State University
      Class of 1992
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1969
      Centerville, Iowa, August 23, 1969
      Associations & Memberships
      American Bar Association (Member, Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section)
      Iowa State Bar Association (Member Section Council on Probate, Trust and Estate Planning
      Trust Code Committee member)
      Polk County Bar Association (Co-Chair Bench Bar Committee, 2010-2012).
      Hobbies & Interests
      Sports, running, watching kids' activities