Gary W. Kendell

Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese, P.C.
Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese, P.C.
5015 Grand Ridge Dr., Ste. 100, West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Gary has been practicing law for more than 25 years. He represents clients in Iowa and Wisconsin in wrongful death, personal injury, auto and trucking accident, employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour class action, premises liability, general litigation, divorce and criminal defense cases.

Gary is a seasoned litigator having tried more than 80 jury trials to verdict as first chair and has experience trying cases in rural, suburban and urban Courts all across Iowa. He is an excellent strategist and uses his skills and more than 25 years of experience to provide effective and well thought out representation for his clients to help them best achieve their particular goals.

Outside of work, Gary volunteers his time helping with the activities that his children are involved in serving in various volunteer, coaching and leadership roles. He has served as Vice President and President of the Home & School Association as well as Co-Chair of the annual fundraiser auction for Sacred Heart School in West Des Moines. Through the years, Gary has served as a member and executive board member for numerous non-profit organizations on the national, state and local level.

In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, golfing and honing his foosball skills. Gary lives in Des Moines with his wife Ann and their two children, Elizabeth and Holden.

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1996

U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1996

U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1999

Wisconsin, 1997

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1997


Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa


Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

B.A. – 1993

Major: Political Science & Economics

Minor: Speech Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships

Polk County Bar Association, Member

Iowa State Bar Association, Member

Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member

Iowa Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

National Trial Lawyers Association


Delta Theta Phi

Phi Delta Theta

Honors and Awards

National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Top 25 Motor Vehicle Lawyers

Practice Areas

Wrongful Death

Personal Injury

Auto and Trucking Accidents

Employment Discrimination

Wage and Hour Class Actions

Premises Liability



Criminal Defense

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