Matthew R. Phillips

Matthew R. Phillips
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801 Grand Avenue
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Des Moines, IA 50309-8004

Education & Background


Wartburg College (B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude, 2008)

Drake University Law School (J.D., with highest honors, 2011)

  • Member, Drake Law Review, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011
  • Order of the Coif


Matt works in Dickinson Bradshaw's litigation division including the workers' compensation practice area. Matt joined the firm in 2011 after working as a law clerk. While attending law school, Matt also worked as a law clerk at a small plaintiffs' firm in Des Moines and worked as an intern at the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commission.

Memberships & Activities

State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2011

Professional Membership & Admissions

American Bar Association
Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc.
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

Selected lectures:
Personal Professional Liability for Workplace Incidents, Iowa-Illinois Safety Council’s 61st Annual Professional Development Conference, April 2014
Current Status of Penalty Law – Where Are We Now?, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Thirty-Fifth Annual Seminar, October 2013