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Matthew Gardner

Matthew Gardner

Life and Death Attorney - We plan during life and handle matters after death.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law
  • Iowa
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Born and raised in southern Iowa (don't hold that against me) on a farm just outside of Centerville. (Big Reds and Pancake Day). Undergraduate degree from THE Iowa State University. I still bleed cardinal and gold, but I can find a place to help even Hawkeye fans. Drake University to get the degree that allows me have the law license. I spent my initial 16 years at a local medium-sized law firm honing my skills before jumping out of the nest and starting my own firm in 2013.

I said this when my girls were younger and still remains true today now that they have both graduated from high school: my most important job is that of a father. Other than that, which covers a lot of different responsibilities, my job focuses primarily on the trust and estate (T&E) world. That focused path and experience has permitted me to be the chairman for the Iowa State Bar Association's Probate and Estate Planning Section (the largest section of the ISBA); become a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; and become a member/director/officer of the Iowa Counsel of Trust and Estate Counsel.

I don't like to wear ties and I have a sense of humor (others may disagree that it is humor). I am informal but I do take my work seriously, as this is serious work. Discussing death and disability can be considered bleak, but we all need to plan. Ignoring isn't planning.

Drake University
J.D. (1997) | Law
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Drake Law Review
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Iowa State University
B.A. (1992) | Political Science
Honors: Graduated with Honors
Activities: Mock Trial Club
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Websites & Blogs
Gardner Law Firm, PC
Iowa Estate Plan
Iowa Probate
Contact & Map
Gardner Law Firm, PC
2900 100th St. Ste. 207
Urbandale, IA 50322
Telephone: (515) 421-4411
Fax: (800) 941-4150
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)