Matthew H. McKinney is a member of BrownWinick and Co-Chair's the firm's lobbying team and is Chair of the firm's Business Development Committee. Matt is active in the firm's government relations, litigation and data security practice groups. In addition to his daily practice, Matthew writers on numerous business law topics as well as provides presentations to broad audiences throughout the State of Iowa on data security and privacy matters.
Matthew graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and the University of Iowa Business School's Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Thereafter, Matthew received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law, while also earning certificates of concentration in litigation, and criminal law and procedure. Throughout law school, Matthew competed on Moot Court and Mock Trial traveling teams. While competing, he presented arguments in the Seventh, Eighth, and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Matthew was also the sole recipient of the David A. Svoboda Trial Advocacy award, recognizing excellence in trial advocacy.
Prior to joining BrownWinick in 2010, Matthew worked with Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., in Phoenix, Arizona, as an attorney representing numerous businesses. Matthew is a former criminal prosecutor, serving the State of Iowa as an Assistant Polk County Attorney under the direction of John P. Sarcone.
Matthew is admitted to practice law in state courts in the State of Iowa (admitted 2007) and the State of Arizona (admitted 2008). Additionally, Matthew is admitted to practice in Iowa Federal District Court (northern and southern divisions) as well as in Colorado Federal District Court.
Matthew is an active member of the Iowa and Polk County Bar Associations and serves the following organizations: (1) West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee member; (2) West Des Moines Sister Cities Commission; (3) West Des Moines Historical Society Board; (4) West Des Moines Due Diligence Committee; (5) Litigation Section Council – Iowa State Bar; (6) Committee on Ethics and Practice Guidelines – Iowa State Bar; and (7) Heritage Bend Board and President. Matthew is also a graduate of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy, the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and Leadership Iowa.