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Matthew L. Preston

Phone: (319) 866-9277
Fax: (319) 866-9280

 

Matthew L. Preston practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation. Mr. Preston is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Education:

Mr. Preston attended the University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Business degree in Economics, with honors. He received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law, in 1996. While in law school, he was one of four students of 230 selected to compete in the National Moot Court Competition. He also was a member of the Iowa Law Review, which included editing articles published in the nationally circulated journal.

Professional Honors & Activities:

Mr. Preston is a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization devoted to trial practice and limited to approximately 3% of Iowa attorneys. Mr. Preston is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which invites attorneys who meet criteria of character, reputation, and jury trial experience. Mr. Preston is a member of the trial group – the Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court and served as its President for 2014-15 and Counselor for 2013-14.

Presentations & Speeches:

Mr. Preston has spoken to Lawyers and Legal Assistant groups on litigation and trial skills topics.

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Preston is a member of the Linn County Bar Association, and served as its Vice President from 1998 - 2000. He served as President of the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer Division for the term 2005-2006.


Mr. Preston belongs to the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Section of Intellectual Property Law, and Forum on Franchising. Mr. Preston's other recent professional affiliations include serving as President of the Linn County group for young lawyers (1998 - 2000), and sitting on the Bench-Bar Relations Committee (1999 - 2000).

Court Admissions:

Mr. Preston is admitted to practice before the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa's Federal Courts, as well as all Iowa state courts. Mr. Preston has also been admitted pro hac vice to practice before the state and/or federal courts of: California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Mr. Preston has also been admitted to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Preston is admitted to practice before all Iowa state courts. In federal court he is admitted to the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the Southern District of Illinois, the Western District of Michigan and the Western District of Wisconsin, as well as the 7th and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Preston has also been admitted pro hac vice to practice before the state and/or federal courts of: California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota,  Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Reported Cases:

  • BVS, Inc. v. Credit Union Executives Society, Inc. 2017 WL 3200434 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • BVS, Inc. v. Credit Union Executives Society, Inc. 2016 WL 744088 (N.D. Iowa 2016)
  • Legg v. West Bank, 873 N.W.2d 756 (Iowa 2016)
  • Legg v. West Bank, 2016 873 N.W.2d 763 WL 275288 (Iowa 2016)
  • J. Lloyd International, Inc. v. Super Wings International, Ltd., 2016 WL 7411132 (N.D. Iowa 2016)
  • J. Lloyd International, Inc. v. Super Wings International, Ltd., 2016 WL 7116122 (N.D. Iowa 2016)
  • J. Lloyd International, Inc. v. Super Wings International, Ltd., 2016 WL 6440135 (N.D. Iowa 2016)
  • J. Lloyd International, Inc. v. Super Wings International, Ltd., 2016 WL 498428 (N.D. Iowa 2016)
  • West Side Salvage, Inc. v. RSUI Indemnity Co., 2014 215 F.Supp.3d 728 WL 6124637 (S.D. Ill. 2016)
  • West Side Salvage, Inc. v. RSUI Indemnity Co., 2014 WL 144918 (S.D. Ill. 2014)
  • West Side Salvage, Inc. v. RSUI Indemnity Company, 2013 WL 6169927 (S.D. Ill. 2013)
  • Amera-Seiki Corp. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 721 F.3d 582 (8th Cir. 2013)
  • Murr v Midland Nat. Life Ins. Co., 2013 WL 12044540 (N.D. Iowa 2013)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 622 F. Supp. 2d 755 (N.D. Iowa 2008) 
  • In Re Toyota Motor Corp. 785 F. Supp. 2d 883 (C.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 1030497 (N.D. Iowa 2010)
  • Kramer v. Perez, 595 F3d. 825 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 364562 (N.D. Iowa 2010) 
  • Lakes Gas Co. v. Lou's LP Co., 2010 WL 3385186 (N.D. Iowa 2010)
  • In Re Toyota Motor Corp. 754 F. Supp. 2d 1208 (C.D. Cal. 2010)
  • Lakes Gas Co. v. Lou's LP Co., 2010 WL 1254322 (N.D. Iowa 2010)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 582 F.3d 886 (8th Cir. 2009) 
  • Hills Bank & Trust Co. v. Converse, 772 N.W.2d 764 (Iowa 2009) 
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 2008 WL 4852932 (N.D. Iowa 2008) 
  • Kramer v. Perez, 579 F. Supp. 2d 1164 (S.D. Iowa 2008) 
  • Hills Bank & Trust Co. v. Converse, 2008 WL 3364334 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008) 
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 622 F. Supp. 2d 755 (N.D. Iowa 2008) 
  • McGowan, Ltd., Inc. v. Soy Basics, L.L.C., 2008 WL 346044, (N.D. Iowa Feb 06, 2008) 
  • Richard L. McGowan, Ltd., Inc. v. Soy Basics, LLC, 2007 WL 576484, (N.D. Iowa Feb 21, 2007) 
  • Kreinbring v. Alternative Claims Services, Inc., 2004 WL 1293927, (N.D. Iowa May 27, 2004) 
  • Rieff v. Evans, 672 N.W.2d 728 (Iowa 2003) 
  • United Fire & Cas. Co. v. Northwind Developers, L.L.C., 666 N.W.2d 620, (Iowa Ct. App. 2003) 
  • Weems v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co., 220 F.Supp.2d 979, (N.D. Iowa 2002) 
  • Berstler v. Flender, 2001 WL 34780405, (Iowa Dist. Dec 12, 2001) 
  • Rieff v. Evans, 630 N.W.2d 278, (Iowa 2001) 
  • GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Telular Corp., 1999 WL 33656867, (N.D. Iowa 1999)

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