Practice Areas

practice-areasAppellate Law

Our attorneys regularly represent clients before federal and state appellate courts, including the Iowa Court of Appeals, the Iowa Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. >> Learn more

Banking and Finance

We represent banks and other financial institutions and individuals in a variety of matters such as fraudulent conveyance suits, lender liability, consumer credit, bankruptcy and foreclosure. >> Learn more

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Our attorneys have extensive experience in bankruptcy court representing creditors in complex insolvency proceedings. >> Learn more

Civil Litigation

The attorneys in our civil litigation group have extensive experience in all types of litigation before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and other alternative dispute resolutions. >> Learn more

Commercial Transactions

We provide clients with extensive expertise in the planning, negotiation, and documentation of commercial transactions and in the exercise of creditors’ rights. >> Learn more

Corporate Law

We provide advice and documentation for medium and small business from start up to winding down. >> Learn more

Criminal Defense

From the initial arrest through post-conviction relief and appeals, we defend individuals accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. >> Learn more

Family Law

We handle the full range of family law matters, including divorce and the accompanying issues of child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and modification of decrees, as well as helping with premarital agreements, adoption, paternity, and other matters.
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Insurance Defense

We handle tort litigation and contract interpretation for insurers, with experience in the areas of automobile, property, commercial, employment, and malpractice insurance. >> Learn more

Labor and Employment

We practice in the areas of executive compensation, employee benefits, and pensions. >> Learn more

Mediation Services

Jerry Sullivan was trained as a mediator in 2003 under Dean Richard Calkins and advanced his training in 2004. >> Learn more

Medical Malpractice

We defend hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in malpractice actions, as well as plaintiffs bringing medical malpractice claims. >> Learn more


Full range of military family law matters including divorce, custody, visitation, benefit entitlements and military pay division orders.
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Non-Profit Organizations

We represent charities and other tax-exempt organizations, utilizing our attorneys’ depth of experience in a wide array of issues that tax-exempt organizations regularly face. >> Learn more

Personal Injury

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slips and falls, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, and more. >> Learn more

Professional Liability Defense

Members of our civil litigation group have a depth of experience representing attorneys exposed to suit or possible suit for malpractice.
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Real Estate

We handle a variety of real estate transactions, including contracts, offers to purchase, abstract examination, and document preparation.
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We advise and represent clients concerning income, estate, gift, excise, and sale tax matters and tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and the Iowa Department of Revenue. We also prepare tax returns for individuals and businesses. >> Learn more

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Our attorneys have extensive experience in planning for and implementing simple to complicated estate plans for individuals and families including special needs and elder issues. >> Learn more

Workers’ Compensation

We represent claimants, employers and their insurance carriers in worker’s compensation cases. >> Learn more