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Stephen Douglas Lombardi

Stephen Douglas Lombardi

Iowa Attorney
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Animal & Dog Law ...
  • Florida, Iowa
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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 and the skills needed to be a successful lawyer. He was born and raised in New England and in 1975 moved to the Midwest to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. In 1981 he graduated from Drake University Law School. During law school he worked as a private investigator in a five state region of the Midwest. Working his way through law school as a PI taught essential skills for gathering and preserving evidence. After law school Mr. Lombardi chose to make Iowa his home. A choice he continues to make. Mr. Lombardi is a person driven to complete what he starts. He prides himself on telling his clients what they need to hear not what they want to hear. He doesn't believe in participation trophy awards, he believes in achievement. Participation trophies foster a defective character, winners learn from losing. He doesn't concern himself with recognition of his accomplishments, but instead focuses on winning the case, your case. While he understands losing is a part of litigation he still hates to lose. He is a lawyer that simply hates to lose. His style is to begin to size up and prepare his clients from the first conversation through the trial. All people that become his clients are important to him. After over 33 years of pra

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • White Collar Crime
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • ATV Accidents
  • Interstate Highway Accidents in Iowa
  • Co-Counsel with Out-of-State Referrals
  • I-80, (I-35, I-380, I-29 Wrongful Death Cases
  • Theft & Fraud Cases
  • Electrical Burn Cases
  • Burn Cases
  • Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injury Cases
  • Chemical Burn Cases
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Iowa
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lead Attorney
Lombardi Law Firm
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Partner
Mosier, Thomas, Beatty, Dutton, Braun and Staack
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Here is where I learned the business of litigation. These are some terrific lawyers.
Education
Drake University Law School
J.D. | Litigation
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Law School Newspaper reporter
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University of Iowa
B.S. (1975) | Psychology
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Activities: President, Associated Residence Halls
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Rhode Island Junior College, aka Rhode Island Community College
A.A. (1975) | Science
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Honors: Deans List all four semesters
Activities: Boxing
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Professional Associations
Iowa Real Estate Commission
Broker
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Activities: I am a licensed real estate broker and a licensed attorney.
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CCIM
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Activities: I have passed all four CCIM Commercial Real Estate Investment examinations.
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Florida State Bar  # 616176
Member
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Iowa Supreme Court
Licensed Attorney
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Activities: I am a licensed attorney
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Iowa Bar Association
Member
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Iowa Real Estate Commission
Broker License
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Activities: I hold an Iowa commercial real estate broker's license
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American Bar Association
Member
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Legal Answers
60 Questions Answered

Q. How much should i expect forge a settlement? Someone cut Me off and ended up running my arm over. Had to have em surgery
A: You've not provided enough facts for anyone to be able to value your case. If you have a lawyer ask them to value the case. If they know what they are doing, then they will either be able to value it or else tell you why they cannot.
Q. An uninsured 17 year old motorist hit my car and caused $1,000 damage. Do I sue the child or the parent?
A: You file an accident report with the Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Division explaining there was an collision and explaining why, factually, the other driver was at fault. If they agree with you, then the IA-DOT contacts her and if she does not pay for your damages they take away her driver's license. And she will lose her license until she provides a release from the owner of the other vehicle that all damages have been paid.
Q. On May 25, 2018 someone opened a car door into my daughter's lane of traffic causing her to hit the door resulting death
A: There is no way to answer your question. Only prosecutors have the power/authority to file criminal charges. You can file a report with the police, but only a prosecutor has the discretion to bring charges. Has an estate been opened? The estate has the right to bring the action. If instead of criminal charges you meant to ask about a civil action for damages, then it all depends on the state where your daughter lived or where the accident occurred. In Iowa there is a two-year statute of limitations period. May 25, 2018 plus two years is May 24, 2020. In Iowa it appears the two year time period has lapsed, but I would suggest you immediately schedule a time with an attorney to explore a more definitive answer. I am doing Zoom meetings if you would like to speak with my office. Otherwise, I wish you the best.
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Contact & Map
5000 Westown Parkway
5000 Westown Parkway
Suite 440
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Toll-Free: (515) 222-1110
Telephone: (515) 222-1110
Fax: (515) 222-0718