Michael D. Currie

Contact

Legal Assistant

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
    J.D. (2014)
  • University of Iowa
    B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy, & History (2010)

Admissions

  • States: Iowa (2014)
GREFE & SIDNEY ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER AND NEW ATTORNEYS

Grefe & Sidney is pleased to announce that Laura Martino has become a member with the firm. Tansha Clarke, Sean Corpstein, Michael Currie, Benjamin Erickson, Jaclyn Zimmerman and Colin Grace have joined Grefe & Sidney as associates in our Des Moines office. Laura N. Martino Laura Martino is a trial attorney in the firm’s litigation […]

Michael D. Currie is an associate in the Firm’s trial division.

Mr. Currie handles all manner of litigated cases, including business litigation, employment law, insurance defense and coverage, and white collar criminal defense. Representative cases include:

  • Obtaining a bench trial ruling in favor of client against former employer for employer’s failure to pay commissions under Iowa’s Wage Payment and Collection Act;
  • Obtaining directed verdict at trial against plaintiff alleging personal injuries against client in motor vehicle accident;
  • Obtaining summary judgment in multiple cases representing a leasing client;
  • Successfully defending employers in wrongful termination; defamation, wage dispute, and employment discrimination cases.

Mr. Currie also has experience advising business clients on financial regulatory matters related to Articles 3 and 4 of the UCC, RESPA, TILA, and the Iowa Consumer Credit Code.

Mr. Currie is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board and was a writer and editor for the Iowa Law Review. His student note was published in Volume 99 of the Iowa Law Review. See Michael D. Currie, Note, Scrutiny Mutiny: Why the Iowa Supreme Court Should Reject Employment Division v. Smith and Adopt a Strict Scrutiny Standard for Free-Exercise Claims Arising Under the Iowa Constitution, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1363 (2014).

Mr. Currie is a member of the Iowa Bar Association, the Polk County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Currie stays involved in the community as a member of the board of directors for Children’s Cancer Connection.