Matthew J. Nagle

Contact Information

Matthew J. Nagle
526 Second Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
319-365-9101 extension 132
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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers Compensation

Mr. Nagle regularly defends personal injury claims, primarily in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense and workers’ compensation. Mr. Nagle has been in practice since 1987. He has extensive experience trying jury cases throughout Iowa. He has tried dozens of jury trials as lead counsel and has been involved in both complex commercial and personal injury litigation. He represents a number of insurance companies in a wide variety of matters, including car accidents, slip and fall cases, industrial machinery and equipment, commercial properties, transportation and trucking, and construction. He also advises insurance companies on coverage issues. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2003.

Matt taught Civil Litigation at Kirkwood Community College. He has served as a high school Mock Trial coach. He served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Since 1995, Matt serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, teaching a week-long Trial Advocacy class.

Matt is a member of the Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court. He was local president of the American Heart Association as well as a member of the Iowa State Board of Directors of the AHA.

Cases and Experience

  • Putnam v. Kalber, 829 N.W.2d 590 (Iowa, 2013)
  • Bruns v. Hanson, 2008 Iowa App. LEXIS 181 (March, 2008)
  • Faeth v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 707 N.W.2d 328 (Iowa, 2005)
  • Sleeth v. Louvar, 659 N.W.2d 210 (Iowa, 2003)
  • Whitters v. Neal, 603 N.W.2d 622 (Iowa, 1999)
  • Brown v. Kassouf, 558 N.W.2d 161 (Iowa, 1997)
  • Alderson v. Rockwell Int'l Corp., 561 N.W.2d 34 (Iowa, 1997)
  • Lawrence v. Grinde, 534 N.W.2d 414 (Iowa, 1995)
  • Ramsbacher v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 531 N.W.2d 475 (Iowa, 1995)
  • Gerace v. 3-D Mfg. Co., 522 N.W.2d 312 (Iowa, 1994)
  • Loftsgard v. Dorrian, 476 N.W.2d 730 (Iowa, 1991)
  • Morrison v. Century Engineering, 434 N.W.2d 874 (Iowa, 1989)


  • The University of Iowa (J.D., 1987)
  • Loras College (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1984)

Professional Affiliation

Active or formerly active in the following organizations:

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court

Additional Biographical Information

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy

Presentations and Publications

  • Mr. Nagle has participated in a numerous seminars on civil litigation, the defense of car accident personal injury claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, personal injury case evaluations, defending brain injury claims, and various workers’ compensation issues.