Matthew Denning

Spaulding & Shaull, PLC
2423 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312


Employment Law
Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Workers’ Compensation


State of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa


Iowa State Bar Association

Iowa Association for Justice


Drake University Law School
Des Moines, Iowa
Juris Doctor with Honors
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business
Major: Accounting

Matt grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, and after graduating high school attended Drake University. While at Drake, Matt studied accounting at the College of Business, and enjoyed working at EMC Insurance and Wells Fargo during summer internships. In May 2013, Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University. Throughout his time at Drake, Matt knew that he wanted to study law and one day be able to advocate for clients in a courtroom. After graduating from Drake in May 2013, that dream got one step closer to reality when Matt began attending Drake University Law School in August of 2013.

During his first year of law school, Matt started working at Spaulding, Berg, & Schmidt, PLC as a law clerk. It was during this time that Matt developed a keen interest in civil litigation work and a desire to represent individuals in need of help. During his third year of law school at Drake, Matt was exposed to his first courtroom experience while working at the Drake Legal Clinic in the criminal defense area. The ability to work with clients while at the Drake Legal Clinic was not only an educational experience for Matt, but a rewarding one as well. Matt advocated avidly for his clients at the Drake Legal Clinic, and was able to successfully resolve his clients’ legal matters to their satisfaction.

In May 2016, Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School with Honors and passed the Bar Exam in September 2016. Since that time, Matt has enjoyed representing clients in the areas of employment law, personal injury, and workers’ compensation.

In his free time, Matt enjoys exercising, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on his favorite sports teams – the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs.