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Gary Mattson

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Gary G. Mattson received his Bachelor of Arts from Luther College in 1985 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University School of Law in 1988. He was admitted to practice law in Iowa in 1988. He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals (Eighth Circuit), and the United States District Courts (Northern and Southern Districts) of Iowa. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice, the American Association For Justice (Sections on Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability), the Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was peer-selected for inclusion by Best Lawyers® in “Best Lawyers in America.” His practice includes workers’ compensation law, personal injury, and professional negligence. He has lectured on subjects including Iowa workers’ compensation law and Iowa personal injury law. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard.

Mr. Mattson lives with his wife and two children in rural Indianola, Iowa.

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Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation, Sterling Educational Services, 2007
  • Workers’ Compensation in Iowa, Lorman, 2006
  • Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation, Sterling Educational Services, 2005
  • Proving Damages and Dealing with Affirmative Defenses, Iowa Association of Legal Assistants, 2003
  • Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Iowa Proving Damages and Dealing with Affirmative Defenses, Lorman, 2003
  • Defending Failure to Mitigate, Iowa Association for Justice – Rapid Fire Seminar, 2003
  • Malpractice in Dissolution of Marriage: What it is and how to avoid it, Iowa Association for Justice – Family Law Seminar, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board of Directors
    • 1999-2002, Vice-Chair
    • 2002-2005, Chairman
  • North Central States Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board of Directors
    • 2005-2007, Vice-Chair
    • 2007-2008, Board Member
    • 2009-Present, Audit Committee Member
  • Indianola Little League, Board of Directors
    • 2007 – Present, President 2007-2012
  • The Iowa Association for Justice for All PAC
    • 2004 – Present, Board of Trustees
    • 2017-Present, Board Chair

    Elite & Respected Heroes

    “I've never dealt with such caring wonderful professional lawyers before. They were very prompt, informative, professional, truly caring about my situation and the troubles I was dealing with.”

    - J.J.
    I Have the Utmost Confidence in Them

    “They handled everything. I can't tell you how wonderful a feeling that is after such a stressful event. We kept in regular contact, and I never had to wonder what the status of my claim was. At every fork in the road, we discussed options.”

    - Dan G.
    Recommended Without Reservation

    “I can’t thank you and your staff enough for all the hard work you put into my case. I don’t know what my family and I would have done without you during this.”

    - Randy R.
    Professional & Courteous

    “I felt like I was being taken care of by people who cared about my well-being, and at the same time did not feel like they were trying to rob the other party. No pressure or double-speak, just straightforward professionalism.”

    - J. Mc
    I Felt Like I Mattered

    “I [liked the] way everyone made us feel that we mattered. Everyone was so kind and helpful which was great since this was our first experience with a court case.”

    - Bernadette O.

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