Why GS

Since 1971, Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. has been providing a superior level of counsel and advocacy to our clients across the state of Iowa from our Des Moines and Pella offices. Members of the firm have distinguished themselves in their varied professional accomplishments and affiliations including recognitions by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We are also proud to call a number of members of the judiciary and administrative branches of government among our Grefe & Sidney “alumni”.

We know that every case, whether complex or straightforward, is important to our clients. We are committed to providing you with thoughtful counsel and will advocate vigorously on your behalf with the intention of achieving the best possible outcome for you, the client.

A Divided Court of Appeals Reverses the District Court’s Denial of Summary Judgment in Dram Shop Case

On March 1, 2015, Brett Weichers (Plaintiff) was assaulted by two men who had consumed alcohol at several establishments, including Tony’s La Pizzeria (Defendant). Plaintiff filed a dram shop suit against Defendant (and two other bars) seeking damages for the injuries he sustained from the assault and alleging that Defendant ‘“sold and/or served beer, wine, […]