Managing Partner/Attorney

Mr. Lindholm has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 and selected to the Super Lawyers list for the third straight year in 2015. He has also repeatedly been named Avvo’s Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0. Mr. Lindholm has been certified in field sobriety testing, is a founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and is a member of the National College of Drunk Driving Defense. He is an acting Board Member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as a Board Member of the Iowa Assocation for Justice (formerly known as Iowa Trial Lawyers Association) where he was designated as a Key Person for his legislative efforts in 2014. Mr. Lindholm is recognized state-wide for his expertise in the field of drunk driving and vehicular homicide cases and is a frequent speaker at attorney and public education seminars.

A review of testimonials from Mr. Lindholm’s clients indicate that he has a straight forward approach and an aggressive but professional demeanor which allows him to obtain outstanding results. Clients have also found that jurors respond well to him in trial which is evidenced by his impressive list of “not guilty” verdicts. Although well known for his expertise in the field of alcohol related offenses, Mr. Lindholm does not limit his practice to one particualr area of criminal defense and has found tremendous success in the areas of illegal search and seizure, narcotics cases, assaults, civil forfeiture proceedings, and personal injury cases.

GRL Law Attorney Matthew Lindholm



Iowa Association for Justice
– On the Board of Govenors
Iowa Academy of Trial Attorneys
Iowa Bar Association
Iowa Bar Association Litigation Section
Polk County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Family Crisis Center
– On Board of Directors


Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2002 J. D.
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 1999 B.S.
– Honors: With Honors
– Major: Business


Iowa, 2002
United States District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2002
Uinted States District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2002
Uunited States Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit, 2011

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