Christine Halbrook

The Halbrook Law Firm was started after more than 13 years at larger Des Moines firms. From basic estate plans to complex plans, I strive to make the estate planning process as painless as possible. I have been recognized in the “Best Lawyers” publication each year since 2013 for my work in the trust and estates practice area. I also had the honor of being selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2019 for my work in this area.

In addition to representing individuals, I also work with corporate entities and non-profits on various matters. I’ve helped over 25 non profit corporations obtain 501(c)(3) status. I also assist with joint venture agreements, mergers, and acquisitions. Business has always been a passion of mine, and I enjoy working with my clients on their corporate matters.

I was born and raised in Des Moines, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1998. I attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. After taking 3 years off to work in Chicago, I decided to go to law school. I attended Drake University, graduating with honors in 2008.

I look forward to working with you.

"Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)"Badge
Fellow, The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Lauren Matysik

The only non-lawyer of the bunch, I am a professional photographer and illustrator with a knack for planning and organization. After meeting Christine and being smitten with her effervescent personality, I began working for Halbrook Law as the official Office Manager and unofficial Baked Goods Maker.

I’ll handle any of your scheduling needs, as well as act as a go-between during your time working with us. I’m also your gal to talk about favorite vacation spots, show pictures of your dog, and share fun stories that get us off track but bring a smile to your face.

If you need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!