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Matthew Dake

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“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’s negligence or neglect. If you or a loved one have been injured, I would be happy to speak to you about how I can help you obtain a fair result and begin to put your life back together.”

Matthew Dake, Practicing since 1997


  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Mediator in Work Comp Cases


  • 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

Professional 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

Contact Matthew

Contact Matthew today to get help with your case.