Matthew Dake

Attorney Matthew Dake at Rush & Nicholson

Matthew Dake


My oldest brother was born with profound disabilities. He could not speak. When problems arose during his life, someone needed to speak for him. This left a profound impression on me. I became a lawyer so that I could speak for those who need someone to speak for them. For the past 25 years, I have had the good fortune to assist many wonderful people who were injured at work or due to another person or company’s negligence or neglect. If you have been injured, I would be happy to speak to you about how I can help you or a loved one obtain a fair result and begin to put your life back together.


  • WILG – One of the Nation’s Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys
  • Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Disability Task Force appointee
  • Elected to IAJ Core Group by other injured worker attorneys


  • J.D., Creighton University, 1997
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1994, Business/Communications

Personal Associations

  • State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Licensed in Iowa Federal Courts
  • License in Nebraska (Retired status)
  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group (national)
  • Inns of Court

Personal Interests

  • Mock trial coach
  • History
  • Shooting
  • My kids’ sporting events