Matthew J. Brandes is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC. His practice is limited to Family Law and Mediation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brandes was a member of the Cedar Rapids firm of Simmons Perrine PLC and served a term on that firm's management committee.
Mr. Brandes practices primarily in the areas of Family Law and Mediation. Mr. Brandes represents individuals in all aspects of domestic relations including Dissolution of Marriage, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Premarital Agreements, and related matters.
Mr. Brandes' Family Law practice includes the following: mediation, litigation, appellate advocacy, and collaborative law.
AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
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In the Supreme Court of Iowa, No. 2-271 / 11-1398
In Re the Marriage of Diana L. Kimbro and Steven C. Kimbro; Upon the Petition of Diana L. Kimbro, Petitioner-Appellee and Concerning Steven C. Kimbro, Respondent-Appellant
County Case No. CDDM036929
In re: Marriage of Kimbro, 826 N.W.2d 696 (Iowa 2013)
In the Supreme Court of Iowa, No. 39 / 03-1131
In Re the Marriage of DeAnn Patricia Schriner and John Kenneth Schriner; Upon the Petition of DeAnn Patricia Schriner, Appellee and Concerning John Kenneth Schriner, Appellant
Linn County Case No. CDDM029810
In re: Marriage of Schriner, 690 N.W.2d 698 (Iowa App. 2004)
In re: Marriage of Schriner, 695 N.W.2d 493 (Iowa 2005)
Decision w/Published Opinion
Friday, October 25, 2013
Eight SPMB Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Contributions
Friday, September 27, 2013
Brandes Inducted Into American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Holtman and Stone make Iowa’s Top 10 Attorney List
Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Super Lawyer Inclusions were: Nicolas Abou-Assaly, J. Scott Bogguss, Matthew J. Brandes, James A. Gerk, Robert Hatala, Stephen J. Holtman, David W. Kubicek, Eric W. Lam, Michael McDonough, Darrel A. Morf, Paul P. Morf, Iris E. Muchmore, Mark A. Roberts, James E. Shipman, Roger W. Stone, William Vernon, Kevin J. Visser, and Thomas D. Wolle.
Attorneys, Christine Conover, Matt Hektoen, Jacob Koller and Carrie Thompson were selected as 2013 Great Plains Rising Stars®. Rising Stars candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Iowa are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Friday, August 16, 2013
ROBERTS AND STONE NAMED BEST LAWYERS® 2014
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC (SPMB) attorneys Mark Roberts and Roger Stone were recently named to the Best Lawyers® 2014 Cedar Rapids "Lawyer of the Year.” (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Mr. Roberts is being recognized for his work in Cedar Rapids Litigation - Construction and Mr. Stone for Cedar Rapids Construction Law.
In addition to the local recognition, Christine Conover and Mark Roberts were newly selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Ms. Conover was selected in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Mr. Roberts in the fields of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.
19 additional SPMB attorneys had previously been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® and will reappear in the 2014 edition:
- J. Scott Bogguss - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1981)
University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1975)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward J. McManus, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1983-1985
State of Minnesota, 1981
MEMBERSHIPS, OFFICES AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN BAR ASSOCIATIONS
Iowa State Bar Association
MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa, Inc. (President 2002-2004)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Iowa District Court for the Sixth Judicial District
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