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Contact Information

First Name:Matthew
Last Name:Brandes
Office Phone:
Cell Phone:319-366-7641
Organization:Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman P.L.C.


Online prep session mediation offered?:Prep Session: Online Available
Comments on online/in-person mediation:

Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and Google Meet. All online applications are effective tools for mediation preparation.

Counties Served:Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Others by appointment, and Tama

Weekdays: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends: By appointment. Nights: By apointment.

Mediation Prep Session Location:

1.) 115 Third St. SE, Suite 1200, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 2.) City Center Square, 1150 5th Street, Suite 170, Coralville, Iowa 52241


Cedar Rapids: 8 conference rooms Coralville: 4 conference rooms

Handicap Accessible:Yes

Off street parking in Cedar Rapids and Coralville.

Types of Prep Session Cases Desired:

Family: All issues Determining and Dividing Marital Estates, including business valuation; Child Custody and Visitation; Child and Spousal Support; Child Medical Support; Post-Secondary Education Subsidy.


Profession:Attorney and Mediator

Mediation helps people deal with family law matters to obtain information and manage conflict in a cost-effective manner. As a mediator, I assist people in clarifying perceptions, communicating effectively, and exploring settlement options quickly and directly. I assist parties in using legal and other professional advice effectively.


B.A. University of Notre Dame 1975, J.D. William Mitchell College of Law 1981.

Areas of Training:

Family Law, including child custody; child and spousal support; estate valuation and division of all forms of marital property including retirement assets; tax; and domestic violence. Mediation techniques. I am trained in and employ tranformative and evaluative mediation techniques as appropriate.

Work Experience

I have been practicing law for 36 years. The past 19 years, my practice has been exclusively in Family Law. I began mediating family law cases in 1999. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and attorneys in managing conflict.

Spoken Languages:English
Initial Mediation Training:July 1999
Mediation Training Hours:185