Matthew Hemphill is a native of Adel, Iowa, and graduated from Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School in 1998. He graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, magna cum laude in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in management and a minor in history.

Matt graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2005. There, he was a member of the Journal of Corporation Law in 2003-04, served as a class representative for three years on the Iowa Student Bar Association, and graduated with the Boyd Service Award.

Matt was admitted to practice law in Iowa in September 2005 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. He has a general practice, including, but not limited to litigation, including commercial and personal injury, appellate practice, family law, estate planning, probate, and business and corporate law.

Matt lives in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Professional Associations, Memberships, and Public Service:

  • Dallas County Bar Association (President, 2010)
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Dallas County Magistrate Appointment Committee, 2009-
  • Adel-DeSoto-Minburn volunteer mock trial coach, 2005-
  • Adel-DeSoto-Minburn volunteer high school football coach, 2010-
  • Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Continuing Legal Education speaker (Iowa Association of Justice and Dallas County Bar Association)

Representative Cases:

  • Thompson v. Kaczinski, 774 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa Supreme Court, November, 13 2009).
  • Stream v. Grow, Iowa Court of Appeals, April 21, 2010
  • Allen v. City of Panora, 772 N.W.2d 16 (Iowa Court of Appeals, June 17, 2009).
  • Schafer v. Soults Farms, Inc. (Iowa Court of Appeals, April 22, 2009).
  • Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. v. Generativity, LLC (Iowa Court of Appeals, February 4, 2009).
  • In re Marriage of Kreager, 759 N.W.2d 4 (Iowa Court of Appeals, October 15, 2008).
  • Akers v. Oak Hill Plantation (Iowa Court of Appeals, November 29, 2007).
  • Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. v. Generativity, LLC (Iowa Court of Appeals, February 28, 2007).
  • Perkins v. DCG Comm. School Dist., 727 N.W.2d 377 (Iowa Supreme Court, February 9, 2007).
  • V.W. Enterprises v. City of Clarinda (Iowa Court of Appeals, October 11, 2006).
  • Beyer v. Firstar Bank, N.A., 447 F.3d 1106 (8th Circuit Court of Appeals, May 19, 2006)
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