Henry Harmon



  • College: Drake University
  • Law School: University of Minnesota


  • States: Iowa
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court
Mark Thomas and Henry Harmon Successfully Defend Anhydrous Ammonia Product Liability Action

After years of litigation, including a trip to the Court of Appeals and back, and a two-week trial, the Court of Appeals affirmed the jury’s decision in Nationwide Agribusiness v. PGI, et al. to dismiss the claims against all defendants.  The lawsuit originated with the tragic death of a Boone County farmer who was overcome […]

Henry Harman

Henry Harmon is of counsel in the firm litigation section. He spends his time in the area of civil trials and appeals as well as being a Certified and experienced mediator. He joined the law firm of Austin, Grefe & Sidney in 1965, becoming a partner in the law firm of Grefe & Sidney, PLC when it was formed in 1971.

Throughout his career Henry has served on numerous committees of the Iowa Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association and chaired the Litigation Section of the Iowa Bar Association. He served on the Board of Governors of the Iowa State Bar Association. Over the course of his career Henry has been a member of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Lincoln Inn of Court, and is a Fellow of the American and Iowa Bar Foundations. Henry is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and was biographed in Who’s Who in American Law.

Henry served in the U. S. Marine Corp Reserve from 1965 to 1967 where he achieved the rank of Lance Corporal before being awarded a direct commission as Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Navy Reserve. He retired from the Navy in 1990 holding the rank of Commander. In his free time Henry remains active with Saint John’s United Church of Christ, Madeline Island, and organizations that help under privileged children.