1217 S.W. Army Post Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Primarily malpractice, nursing home and personal injury, crime victims (including victims of drunk driving, assault and senior citizen fraud)
University of Iowa Law School, Juris Doctorate degree 1973.
Des Moines University medical school, doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery degree 1996.
Des Moines University master’s health care administration degree 1996.
Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College graduate 2000, plus numerous additional Spence seminars and courses.
Numerous continuing education courses.
Commercial and instrument rated pilot.
American Association for Justice National Governor from Iowa.
Iowa Association for Justice State Board member, serves on continuing education committee.
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. F Warrior board member representing Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Des Moines University medical school, class officer all four years, president first, third and fourth years.
On With Life (brain injury rehabilitation specialists) board member.
Melvin Belli Society.
Fellow American College of Legal Medicine.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rated).
Iowa Supreme Court awarded Amicus Curiae award 2011 (jointly with F. Richard Lyford) for work of special benefit to the court system.
Life Member Mensa, the High IQ Society.
Who’s Who in American Law, a Marquis Publication, multiple editions since 1986.
2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers.
National Board of Trial Advocacy, certified in civil trial advocacy since 1992, and also in civil pretrial practice.
American Association for Justice Diplomat.
American Board of Trial Advocacy.
– Won unanimous Iowa Supreme Court November 2013 malpractice decision on three issues of first impression for the Iowa Supreme Court, affirming on issues that the defense raised and reversing on the issue we raised, improving the interpretation for injured persons in all three areas.
Koenig, 766 NW 2d 635 (Iowa Supreme Court, 2009) won unanimous opinion abolishing legal distinctions of duties owed by landowners to everyone except trespassers.
Frunzar v. Allied Property and Cas. Ins, 548 NW 2d 880 (Iowa Supreme Court 1996) won unanimous decision setting forth standards to be followed in uninsured motorist cases.
Rosas v. Danilson, 387 NW 2d 767 (Iowa Supreme Court 1986) won unanimous decision upholding dram shop judgment against a bar that over served a customer who then caused injuries in a car & moped wreck.
Many other jury and non-jury trials as well as settlements and other resolutions out of court.
July 29,2013 Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Iowa
August 23,2013 Iowa Association for Justice
Annual Personal Injury Seminar
“Deposition Techniques” (with Paige Fiedler and Tim Semelroth)
Harding Law Office 1217 Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315 Telephone: 515-287-1454