Practice Areas: Trial, Litigation & ADR

Our lawyers prepare each case to win.  Although some legal disputes never see the inside of a courtroom preparation is essential to successful resolution- whether at or before trial.  Preparation allows successful advocacy at each step of the legal process.  From written briefs to oral arguments, from mediation and arbitration to arguments before all levels of the Iowa state and federal courts, your case needs attention, sound judgment, and a strong advocate. We have been Iowa’s preeminent trial law firm for more than 40 years.

Our trial practice includes:

  • Agricultural Disputes
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Disputes
  • Discrimination/Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Commercial
  • Dram Shop
  • Fire Investigations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Loss
  • Subrogation
  • Tort

Mark Thomas and Dariann Garrison-Nickerson Obtain Clients’ Dismissal with Motion for Summary Judgment

Attorneys Mark Thomas and Dariann Garrison-Nickerson recently obtained dismissal of a landowner and property manager in a dog bite case. Plaintiff relied on Thompson v. Kaczinski, 774 N.W.2d 829 (Iowa 2009) to argue Defendants owed her a duty and asked that the Court apply the general duty of reasonable care against Defendants. Mark and Dariann […]

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