Cass County Lawyers

Jamie Linn Cox
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Jamie Linn Cox
Pottawattamie County, IA Attorney with 18 years of experience
(712) 482-6999 101 North Main Street
Oakland, IA 51560
Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Jamie L. Cox is a partner at Willson & Pechacek, PLC, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Cox’s general litigation practice focuses on employment and labor law, estate and trust litigation, personal injury law, business law, and civil rights law. He represents clients in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County and throughout Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. A native of Wapello, Iowa, Mr. Cox graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in history and sociology. He later obtained his law degree from The University of Iowa College of Law. Licensed to practice in the state...
Lee Michael Rankin
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Lee Michael Rankin
Pottawattamie County, IA Attorney with 15 years of experience
(712) 482-6999 101 North Main Street
Oakland, IA 51560
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lee M. Rankin is a partner at Willson & Pechacek, PLC, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Rankin primarily practices in the areas of taxation, corporate law, estate planning, real estate, and trust and probate administration. He represents clients in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Monona County and throughout Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Lee was born in Omaha, NE and received his BSBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in accounting in 1998. He received his Nebraska license as a Certified Public Accounting in 2001. In 2002, Lee returned to school, attending the University of Nebraska College of Law where...
Shannon D. Simpson
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Shannon D. Simpson
Pottawattamie County, IA Attorney with 23 years of experience
(712) 256-9899 50 Northcrest Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Divorce and Family
Creighton University
Shannon earned her law degree from Creighton University School of Law.
For over 20 years she has exclusively focused on divorce and family law matters. Shannon’s deep experience in every aspect of family law, including the most complex custody, property division and asset valuation matters, is complemented by a natural sense of empathy. Clients can trust her straightforward, clear-eyed guidance. They know that Shannon will be there when and where they need her.
A wife and the mother of three daughters, Shannon enjoys running in her spare time as well as attending her daughters many activities.
Jennifer Marie Zupp
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Jennifer Marie Zupp
Crawford County, IA Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(712) 263-5551 1919 4th Ave S. Ste. 2
Denison, IA 51442
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of South Dakota School of Law
I have practiced workers' compensation in Iowa for twelve years. I only represent the injured workers, not big business or insurance companies. I have previously served on the Iowa Association for Justice Workers' Compensation Core Group and currently serve on the Board of Governors for the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys. I served as co-chair for two years for the Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee and I have given many presentations on workers' compensation topics to various bar associations or attorney groups. I have handled many types of injury claims from partial amputations of fingers...
Kyle Focht
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Kyle Focht
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(712) 828-4896 229 South Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Creighton University School of Law
I believe in being the best at what you do - and what I do is establish paternity, custody, visitation, child support, separations agreements, divorce, alimony, farm valuations, property settlements, terminations of parental rights, and adoptions. I concentrate primarily in these areas so that I can offer the most focused and professional expertise in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Your legal rights are my business.
Ryan Joseph Muldoon
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Ryan Joseph Muldoon
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(712) 256-9899 50 Northcrest Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Creighton University School of Law
I am a partner at Simpson Legal Group, LLC, my practice consists of effectively representing both individuals and businesses in a diverse spectrum of civil litigation matters. After working as in-house counsel at a Fortune 500 company for more than three years, I changed course and entered private practice in 2015 with the primary goals of working directly with clients to establish a solid rapport and then collaborating with clients to determine appropriate litigation strategies. I successfully implemented my foregoing methodology during the last few years and has obtained several favorable results on behalf of clients in the following areas:
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Jake Peters
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Jake Peters
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(712) 396-2780 233 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1078
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Creighton University School of Law
Jake Peters was born March 14, 1960 in Council Bluffs and is a fourth generation member of the Peters Law Firm in Council Bluffs. He began working full time for the firm in 1983 as a law clerk, joined as an associate in 1985, joined the firm as a partner in 1990 and has worked there continuously ever since. Jake's practice is currently confined primarily to Iowa Workers' Compensation Claims on behalf of the Claimant, but also handles claimant's cases in Nebraska. He also handles personal injury and automobile litigation. Jake is a member of the Iowa Academy of...
Eric Checketts
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Eric Checketts
Mills County, IA Attorney with 4 years of experience
(402) 913-0119 58890 288th Street
Malvern, IA 51551
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
My practice is centered on a philosophy of personalized service. Calls returned, emails answered, and constant awareness of your legal matter's status are just a few of the ways that I strive to make your experience superlative.
H. Edwin Detlie
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H. Edwin Detlie
Dallas County, IA Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(800) 747-8119 715 Marshall
Dexter, IA 50070
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability and Workers' Comp
The George Washington University Law School
H. Edwin Detlie has practiced law in Ottumwa since 1982; before that, he was an Administrative Law Judge with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission for several years. Mr. Detlie is a former President of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, and is Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association's Law Practice Management Committee. He has spoken at national, regional and State conferences on workers' compensation and Social Security Disability, and is a member of the Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board for LexisNexis, the world's largest legal publisher.
Curt S. Steger
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Curt S. Steger
Carroll County, IA Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(712) 792-3424 815 North Main Street
Carroll, IA 51401
Consumer, Family, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Drake University
Laura Pattermann
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Laura Pattermann
Pottawattamie County, IA Attorney with 26 years of experience
(800) 827-0708 300 W Broadway
Suite 145
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
University of Iowa
My practice is devoted to helping injured workers and their family's recover from the financial and physical devastation work injuries can cause.
Daniel P Fischer
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Daniel P Fischer
Shelby County, IA Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(712) 755-2111 502 Market Street
PO Box 726
Harlan, IA 51537
Free ConsultationUniversity of Iowa
Daniel is committed to competent advising, responsive communication, and value-based service for clients. With a background and continued involvement in his family's farm, Daniel P. Fischer understands the legal needs and planning techniques best suited for individuals, farms, and businesses in southwest Iowa. Daniel studied Agricultural Business and Economics at Iowa State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as the Student Body President. At the University of Iowa, Daniel earned his Juris Doctor, with distinction, and was published in the Iowa Law Review for his note on the taxation of agricultural bankruptcies. Following law school,...
Robert E Peterson
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Robert E Peterson
Carroll County, IA Attorney
PO Box 1144
108 West 8th St.
Carroll, IA 51401
Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense and Military
Drake University Law School
Ronald F. Eich
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Ronald F. Eich
Carroll County, IA Attorney with 50 years of experience
(712) 792-3424 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Agricultural, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Creighton University School of Law
Kate Murphy
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Kate Murphy
Mills County, IA Attorney with 19 years of experience
11 North Vine Street
Glenwood, IA 51534
Divorce
Kate Murphy has been serving the Southwest Iowa community since 2006. Specializing in family and criminal law, Kate provides a client-centered focus when you need it most. You will be a valuable part of the team by understanding every step of the process, participating in decision-making, and having your phone calls returned in a timely manner. Limited scope representation is available to those with simpler legal issues who chose to represent themselves. Kate will provide all documentation necessary to complete your process from beginning to end and the know how to get the job done so...
Jay Warner Mez
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Jay Warner Mez
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer
(712) 256-1049 226 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
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John Werden
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John Werden
Carroll County, IA Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(712) 792-9752 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Drake University Law School
Mr. Joshua S. Opperman
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Mr. Joshua S. Opperman
Carroll County, IA Attorney
721 North Main Street
Box 367
Carroll, IA 51401
Tax
Drake University Law School
Karen Dales
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Karen Dales
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(712) 256-3377 227 S. Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Social Security Disability
Drake University Law School
T. J. Pattermann
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T. J. Pattermann
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer
(712) 328-1833 35 Main Pl
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Personal Injury
Simon Noel
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Simon Noel
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(402) 639-6811 532 First Avenue, Suite 201 Smith Davis Bldg.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Business, Real Estate and Tax
The George Washington University Law School
Jordan Thomas Glaser
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Jordan Thomas Glaser
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(712) 328-3157 233 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1078
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Personal Injury
Robert M Livingston
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Robert M Livingston
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer
(712) 322-4033 310 W. Kanesville Boulevard
Second Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Personal Injury
Ashley Kissel
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Ashley Kissel
Mills County, IA Attorney
(712) 527-1560 102 S. Walnut Street
Glenwood, IA 51534
Kyle McGinn
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Kyle McGinn
Douglas County, IA Lawyer
(712) 328-1566 20 N. 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 68137
Workers' Comp
Brennan R Block
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Brennan R Block
Polk County, IA Attorney
(515) 242-2441 666 Grand Avenue Suite 2000 Ruan Center
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationAgricultural, Business and Real Estate
Creighton University School of Law
I represent businesses and their owners in a variety of different spaces, ranging from agriculture, construction and real estate development all the way to emerging technology, venture capital and financial services. The diversity of the clients I work for and the issues they present me with make me well-equipped to provide you practical legal advice on all matters pertaining to your business.

My specific expertise is in structuring, negotiating and documenting merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions. In the past few years, I’ve served as lead or associate counsel on a variety of M&A transactions, ranging in value from $5,000 to over...
Mr. Brett Trout
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Mr. Brett Trout
Polk County, IA Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(515) 280-1939 516 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
Brett J. Trout, P.C. is an AV-rated Midwest law firm, offering its clients the global perspective on Intellectual Property and Information Technology issues. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Brett J. Trout has serviced clients across Iowa and throughout the country for over a decade.Brett's latest book, CyberLaw: A Legal Arsenal for Online Business, is available now on Amazon.com. Mr. Trout offers a free 30 minute new-client consultation.
Nicholas A. Sarcone
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Nicholas A. Sarcone
Polk County, IA Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(515) 224-7446 650 South Prairie View Dr.
Suite #130
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Appeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
University of Iowa
I am an aggressive, experienced criminal defense lawyer. I handle all types of criminal cases including but not limited to: traffic tickets, assaults, domestic assaults, sexual assaults, OWI, public intoxication, drug charges, federal drug charges, federal child pornography charges, federal medicare fraud, state & federal gun charges, harassment, stalking, burglary, robbery, forgery, theft, fraud, murder etc. I also handle state and federal appeals from all types of criminal cases. My goal is to get you the best possible outcome on your case. This involves a skilled evaluation of the charges, the evidence and available strategies. I will never back...
Stephen Douglas Lombardi
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Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Polk County, IA Attorney with 39 years of experience
(515) 222-1110 5000 Westown Parkway
Suite 440
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationAnimal, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Drake University Law School
Let me welcome you to my profile page. First the stuff that gets Google's attention and that which appeals to people. Contact West Des Moines personal injury lawyer, Stephen D. Lombardi who has practiced civil trial litigation (personal injury lawyer-litigator, accidents, construction site injuries that include injuries resulting in death, along with workers’ compensation cases, for over 33 years. He is admitted to practice law in Iowa and Florida. Professionally Mr. Lombardi is active in the development of communication tools for trial lawyers and regularly speaks on various subjects having to do with civil trial work, ethics...
Christine Branstad
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Christine Branstad
Polk County, IA Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(515) 224-9595 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
Recognition for Pro Bono Service Supreme Court of Iowa 2015 President's Award Iowa State Bar Association 2013 Pro Bono Award-Representation Iowa State Bar Association 2013 Pro Bono Award-Mediation Iowa State Bar Association 2013 Iowa Supreme Court Probono Service Award Iowa Supreme Court 2010
Ryan Edward Weese
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Ryan Edward Weese
Polk County, IA Attorney with 19 years of experience
(515) 223-4567 5015 Grand Ridge Drive
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Divorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
I have been in practice for over fourteen years and have learned that hard work for my clients always pays off. Family law, personal injury and medical malpractice are difficult areas of the law that create even more difficult situations for my clients. Going through a divorce, being the victim of an injury or malpractice or fighting for custody of children are tough for clients. I want my clients to know that I take their case seriously and will work as hard as possible to get them a positive result.
Dennis VanDerGinst
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Dennis VanDerGinst
Polk County, IA Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St.
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDePaul College of Law
Attorney Dennis VanDerGinst is the President and CEO of VanDerGinst Law, PC, which has law offices throughout Illinois and Iowa. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. VanDerGinst represents the rights injury victims.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. VanDerGinst has has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those he has served across the nation. He has earned a membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and service.

He holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell,...
Brad Biren
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Brad Biren
Polk County, IA Attorney with 8 years of experience
(515) 493-4878 699 Walnut St Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of Iowa
Brad is the newest addition to Johnston Martineau, joining as senior associate in the fall of 2017. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his law degree from the University of Iowa. His broad and varied experience with the law and work in the public sector includes assisting with prosecutions at the US Attorney’s Office in Davenport, project management at the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and nonprofit management throughout the United States.

While a native of New York City, Brad has grown to love the Midwest, especially the state of Iowa. He met...
Eric Bodo
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Eric Bodo
Polk County, IA Lawyer
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
DePaul College of Law
C. Eric Bodo grew up in Mundelein, Illinois, and attended Carmel High School in the northern suburbs. Eric graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in 1996 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Before coming to VanDerGinst Law, Eric was a partner in his own firm with offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois where he represented seriously injured individuals and their families. Before starting his firm in 2014, Eric worked for a large, high-volume personal injury firm...
Jake Oeth
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Jake Oeth
Polk County, IA Lawyer
300 Walnut St
Suite #6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Drake University Law School
Jake Oeth grew up in Ogden, IA, a small town north of Des Moines and west of Ames. He graduated from Drake University Law School with honors in May 2018. While in law school, Jake was a part of a group of students who helped a federal inmate successfully apply for a commutation of his life sentence for a drug conviction and served as a student attorney in the Drake Legal Clinic representing court appointed criminal defendants. After graduating from law school, he worked at a small firm representing commercial real estate clients before joining the team at VanDerGinst Law.

Jake...
Lisa A. Allison
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Lisa A. Allison
Polk County, IA Attorney with 7 years of experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Free ConsultationDrake University Law School
Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole
Polk County, IA Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(515) 242-2436 666 Grand Avenue
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
University of Iowa College of Law
I am an attorney at the BrownWinick law firm in Des Moines, Iowa. I practice primarily in the area of business and corporate law. I routinely assist clients with entity formation (including LLCs and corporations), contract drafting and negotiation, and raising capital.

I received my J.D., with distinction, and M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Iowa.
Ryan C. Shellady
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Ryan C. Shellady
Polk County, IA Attorney with 1 year of experience
(515) 242-2435 666 Grand Ave., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of Iowa College of Law
Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with BrownWinick and has a general practice including, but not limited to, family law and divorce, administrative law, construction law, OSHA compliance, litigation/trial law, and employment and labor law.

Originally from the Iowa City – Kalona area, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review,...
Timothy N. Tripp
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Timothy N. Tripp
Polk County, IA Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(800) 368-1423 4090 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability
Brooklyn Law School
Restoring hope, one client at a time. As an Iowa disability lawyer, I am driven by that one goal; it has been my personal and professional mission since I first began representing disabled Iowans in 1996. Prior to that, I worked for the Social Security Administration, as one of their attorneys in NYC. I have seen first-hand how a large government bureaucracy can frustrate and confuse even the most determined claimant. I am driven to restore hope to disabled Iowans as I guide them through Social Security disability process.
George B. Jones
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George B. Jones
Pottawattamie County, IA Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(641) 784-6970 227 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Free ConsultationUniversity of Denver
I represent clients in all injury cases, including automobile accidents, truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, worker's compensation, construction accidents, and wrongful death. Call me today about your car wreck or other injury case. I will get you the money you deserve.

My experience spans over 30 years working hard for my clients in 4 states. I also spent ten years teaching college criminal law courses at Graceland University in southern Iowa, and training lawyers and judges in criminal trial techniques throughout Latin America.

My criminal law practice includes representation of clients on all felony and misdemeanor charges...

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