Adam D. Zenor

Legal Assistant

Education

  • College: Drake University
    2005
  • Law School: University of Iowa
    2008

Admissions

  • States: Iowa
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal District Court Dismisses Claims of Bad Faith and Breach of Contract

Guy Cook and Adam Zenor obtained summary judgment on behalf of State Farm Insurance on claims of bad faith and breach of contract.  Plaintiffs sued State Farm alleging bad faith and breach of contract after a denial of benefits on a claim under a renter’s policy.  The federal district court determined both plaintiffs’ claims should […]

As a partner in our litigation division, Adam Zenor’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, trial work, and appellate practice.  He has litigated all manner of cases and secured trial verdicts for his clients in both state and federal courts. He has also secured successful dispositions in Iowa’s appellate courts.  A number of those trial verdicts and appellate decisions are reflected on the “News” page of the website.

In his civil practice, Adam represents individuals and businesses in wide-ranging matters including bad faith, breach of contract, construction, coverage issues, dram shop, employment, fire, health law, professional negligence, products and premises liability, semi truck collisions, serious personal injury, and wrongful death.  Where appropriate, he has successfully defended clients in motion practice – often obtaining summary dismissal.  When necessary, he has tried cases to verdict.  Recent examples include:

  • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of Sioux City business owner in complex and high dollar dram shop case.
  • Securing a defense directed verdict in state court on behalf of a Des Moines business owner in a premises liability matter post-Thompson.
  • Winning a defense jury verdict in federal court on behalf of an insurer that appropriately denied claimed benefits.

In his criminal practice, Adam represents individuals and businesses in white collar matters.  While his focus is primarily on assisting clients on issues presented in health care and finance/banking sectors, he also represents clients facing challenges in a host of other industries, including agriculture, gaming, government relations, immigration, information technology, and manufacturing.

Adam publishes and presents on legal issues and developments across Iowa.  Most recently, he has co-authored two law review articles on the First Amendment.  The first focuses on the evolution of protections on speech in the digital age.  The second focuses on the free exercise portion of the religion clause.  Adam also recently presented for the Iowa Bar Association on the topic of legal ethics

Adam is actively involved in the Polk County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association.  He serves on the Polk County Bar’s Board of Directors and co-chairs the Polk County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee.  In addition, Adam serves on the Iowa State Bar Association’s Federal Practice Committee.

In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with family, friends, and coaching youth soccer.