Matthew D. Gardner

Matthew D. Gardner (West Des Moines, Iowa)

Matthew D. Gardner

Attorney in West Des Moines, IA
Contributing Author to "Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies," Aspatore, 2009.
877-366-6527
Free Consultation
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.8 of 5

Areas of Law

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

Peer Reviews (15)

Peer Reviews (15)
AV Rated
4.8/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, Trusts and Estates, Creditors Rights and Business Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.9/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.7/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.8/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.9/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (15)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/04/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
He is well-regarded in the area of estate planning, regularly does blogs on estate planning topics.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 05/27/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 05/09/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 03/07/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 03/02/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 02/28/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 02/25/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 02/25/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
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
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/23/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 02/23/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/04/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/04/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 01/27/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 02/04/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/14/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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Legal Community Activity

Legal Community Activity

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
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

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200,
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
U.S.A.
Phone
515-244-3500
Fax
515-244-3599
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Office Information
Office Information
Matthew D. Gardner
Shareholder
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200,
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733

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