317 6th Avenue, Suite 900 Des Moines, IA 50309 Ph: 515-244-9400

Our team of experienced trial attorneys represents individuals and organizations involved in a wide variety of civil disputes. We handle all types of lawsuits and civil claims including business, personal injury, discrimination, employment, contract, real estate, construction, product liability, probate and family law cases.  Because of our litigation expertise and deep background in the substantive laws affecting businesses and business transactions, the firm is often called upon to represent parties in complex business and commercial litigation.  Our trial attorneys also provide focused and effective advocacy for businesses and individuals involved in less complicated types of disputes and in all areas we work with the clients to try to find cost-effective approaches to bringing their disputes to early and successful resolution.

Although many cases are settled out of court before trial, one of the distinguishing qualities of our firm’s trial group is its long experience in actually taking difficult cases to trial and obtaining highly favorable jury verdicts and court judgments for our clients.  We take on every case with the full intent and expectation that it will be litigated and tried to completion but also with the hope that our clear resolve may encourage our opponents to offer favorable terms in a settlement prior to trial.

The firm’s trial attorneys also have experience and expertise in handling family law and probate disputes.  We provide representation in difficult family disputes, including marital dissolution's  and also in more complex disputes that sometimes arise in the form of will contests and other disputes over inheritances and decedents’ estates.  In these areas, in particular, our trial attorneys strive to provide counsel, guidance and understanding as well as forceful and effective advocacy.