Essex, Iowa Lawyers

Lee Michael Rankin
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Clarinda, IA Attorney with 14 years experience
(712) 542-2141 200 East Washington Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
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...
Eric Checketts
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Malvern, IA Attorney with 3 years 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.
Jake Peters
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer with 35 years 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...
Shannon D. Simpson
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Council Bluffs, IA Attorney with 22 years 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.
Kyle Focht
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer with 20 years 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.
Jamie Linn Cox
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Clarinda, IA Attorney with 17 years experience
(712) 542-2141 200 East Washington Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
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...
Ryan Joseph Muldoon
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer with 9 years 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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Laura Pattermann
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Council Bluffs, IA Attorney with 25 years 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.
Jay Warner Mez
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer
(712) 256-1049 226 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Free Consultation
Kate Murphy
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Glenwood, IA Attorney with 18 years 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...
Simon Noel
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer with 23 years 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
Karen Dales
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer with 23 years experience
(712) 256-3377 227 S. Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Social Security Disability
Drake University Law School
Jordan Thomas Glaser
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer with 8 years experience
(712) 328-3157 233 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 1078
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Personal Injury
T. J. Pattermann
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer
(712) 328-1833 35 Main Pl
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Personal Injury
Robert M Livingston
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer
(712) 322-4033 310 W. Kanesville Boulevard
Second Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Personal Injury
Ashley Kissel
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Glenwood, IA Attorney
(712) 527-1560 102 S. Walnut Street
Glenwood, IA 51534
Kyle McGinn
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Council Bluffs, IA Lawyer
(712) 328-1566 20 N. 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 68137
Workers' Comp
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone
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West Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 12 years 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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West Des Moines, IA Attorney with 38 years 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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Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 25 years 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
Brennan R Block
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Des Moines, 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...
Jenna L. Green
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West Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 807-2752 6600 Westown Pkwy
Suite 270
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationWorkers' Comp
Drake University Law School
I joined Hupy and Abraham in 2015 as an Associate Attorney. Prior to joining the firm, I spent four years as an insurance defense trial lawyer and have experience in Domestic Relations, Employment and Family Law. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, practicing yoga and running half-marathons.
Jesse Michael Marzen
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West Des Moines, IA Attorney with 14 years experience
(515) 259-7776 5550 Wild Rose Lane
Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Collections, Divorce, Family and Tax
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
We do the heavy lifting so our clients don't have to in Family Law, Commercial Collections, and Tax Law cases.
Mr. Brett Trout
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Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 27 years 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.
Ward A. (Sam) Rouse
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West Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 29 years experience
(515) 223-9000 4940 Pleasant Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and Personal Injury
For many years, Ward (Sam) Rouse has represented people who have been injured in some way, whether through damage to their health, property, financial situation, or reputation. If you have been wrongfully deprived of a right, health, property, or even your good reputation, Mr. Rouse can help. Even if your opponent is a huge entity - the government, a major corporation, or an insurance company, Mr. Rouse can level the playing field.
Charles Hendricks
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West Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 222-9900 1454 30th
Suite 202
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Katherine Sears
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Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 3 years experience
(515) 491-6128 317 6th Ave
Ste 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDrake University Law School
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Benjamin C. Feld
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West Des Moines, IA Attorney with 5 years experience
(515) 802-7676 1200 Valley West Drive, Ste. 208
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
I am a native of Carroll, Iowa and grew up on a farm. Early on, my parents taught me the meaning of hard work. My chores on the farm included feeding livestock, baling hay, walking beans and detasseling corn. In addition to the work on the farm, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday during high school to work at a restaurant in town. I graduated from Kuemper High School in 2006.

After high school, I attended Drake University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in business law. While attending...
Brandon Cole
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Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 2 years 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.
Harley C. Erbe
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Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 281-1460 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Construction, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Harley has spent his law career exclusively handling civil litigation matters, first as a member of two small Iowa law firms, then on his own as a solo attorney. He founded Erbe Law Firm in July 2005. Harley represents individuals and small businesses in car accident, personal injury law, employment law, contract law, insurance law, and construction defect cases in Iowa and nationwide. He has argued and tried jury and nonjury cases in Iowa state and federal court. Harley has also argued before the United States Court of Appeals, the Iowa Supreme Court, and the Iowa Court of Appeals. He...
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, IA Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Free ConsultationDrake University Law School
Erik Luthens
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West des Moines, IA Attorney with 28 years experience
(515) 222-1697 1200 Valley West Drive
Ste. 304-01
West des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationLegal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Drake University
I primarily handle workers' compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice claims (plaintiff only) and have been doing so since 1991 (B.S., University of Iowa, 1988; J.D., Drake Law, 1991).

I have been serving on the IAJ BOG from November, 2016 to date. I previously served on the Urbandale Little League board of directors for approximately ten years and have been a member of the YMCA's "President's Club" for approximately the past twelve years as well as a participant in its annual "Partner With Youth" campaign.
George Anthony LaMarca
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Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(515) 225-2600 1820 NW 118th St #200
Des Moines, IA 50325
Business and Personal Injury
Drake University
George A. LaMarca's practice includes Personal Injury Law, Business Litigation, and Professional Malpractice. He has handled some of Iowa's largest personal injury cases and some of the state's most complex business litigation cases. He is board certified in civil trials by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is also board certified in medical malpractice litigation by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys. Mr. LaMarca was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" in the Des Moines metropolitan area....
Robert G Rehkemper
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West Des Moines, IA Attorney with 17 years experience
(515) 226-0500 440 Fairway Dr., Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and DUI & DWI
Drake University Law School
Mr. Rehkemper was selected to Super Lawyers 2013, and has repeatedly been named Avvo’s Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0. Mr. Rehkemper is the State of Iowa Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense and is also a Board Member for the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Criminal Defense Core Group for the Iowa Association for Justice. A frequent speaker at attorney education seminars, Mr. Rehkemper has distinguished himself as a premier defense attorney in the State of Iowa for drunk driving...
Ryan Edward Weese
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West Des Moines, IA Attorney with 18 years 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.
Shayla L. McCormally
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Des Moines, IA Attorney with 12 years experience
(515) 218-9878 4508 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Shayla McCormally is a problem solver. Whether it's helping clients navigate difficult family issues, untangle tax problems, or recover after being injured, Shayla devotes herself to creating the best possible solutions for her clients. She knows the issues her clients are facing are stressful and confusing. She offers solutions and reaches outstanding results for clients
Mr. J. Keith Rigg
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Des Moines, IA Attorney with 37 years experience
(515) 284-7930 317 6th Avenue
Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationAppeals, Cannabis Law, Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime
Drake University Law School
Since 1982, J. Keith Rigg has provided legal advice and representation to clients in state and federal courts throughout Iowa, including Des Moines and Polk County. His practice is limited to criminal law and the defense of those accused of crimes such as: * White Collar Crimes * Fraud * Conspiracy * Homicide * Battery, Assault, and other Violent Crimes * Drug and Narcotic Sales and Possession * Theft ...
Colin L Hendricks
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Des Moines, IA Attorney with 1 year experience
(515) 242-2425 666 Grande Ave
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationAgricultural, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
My practice primarily deals with estate planning, tax, and corporate formation/governance, though my law firm can help with almost any business need you may have.

I typically deal with individuals, families, and small business owners to (a) protect and arrange themselves during life, (b) provide guidance to loved ones upon their passing, especially for minor children, and (c) transition businesses and wealth from one generation to the next in an organized and tax-efficient manner.

Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa (north central Iowa), my practice takes me all across the state of Iowa. I'm proud that my family has been providing...
Johnathan Lee Sears
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Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 3 years experience
(515) 491-6128 317 6th Ave
Ste 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Philip Colt Moss
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Des Moines, IA Attorney with 7 years experience
(515) 281-1475 2501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Employment and Personal Injury
Facing the threat of criminal prosecution or a lawsuit can be daunting. Colt Moss will bring energy and verve to your situation. He takes great satisfaction in helping his clients solve problems that they cannot solve on their own. Colt wants to help you navigate whatever problems life has created for you and is determined to be there with you every step of the way. “I stress the importance of communicating with my clients throughout the process,” Colt says. “I want to help them find hope and optimism in an otherwise challenging time.” Using creativity and hard work, Colt will...

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