West Des Moines Lawyers

Robert Gainer
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Robert Gainer
West Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(515) 223-6600 1307 50th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Bankruptcy
Brennan R Block
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Brennan R Block
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...
Christine Branstad
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Christine Branstad
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 25 years of 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
Dennis VanDerGinst
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Dennis VanDerGinst
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St.
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDePaul College of Law
Attorney Dennis VanDerGinst is the President and CEO of VanDerGinst Law, PC, which has law offices throughout Illinois and Iowa. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. VanDerGinst represents the rights injury victims.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. VanDerGinst has has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those he has served across the nation. He has earned a membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and service.

He holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell,...
Eric Bodo
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Eric Bodo
Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
DePaul College of Law
C. Eric Bodo grew up in Mundelein, Illinois, and attended Carmel High School in the northern suburbs. Eric graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in 1996 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Before coming to VanDerGinst Law, Eric was a partner in his own firm with offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois where he represented seriously injured individuals and their families. Before starting his firm in 2014, Eric worked for a large, high-volume personal injury firm...
Mr. Brett Trout
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Mr. Brett Trout
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 28 years of 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.
Ryan C. Shellady
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Ryan C. Shellady
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 1 year of experience
(515) 242-2435 666 Grand Ave., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of Iowa College of Law
Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with BrownWinick and has a general practice including, but not limited to, family law and divorce, administrative law, construction law, OSHA compliance, litigation/trial law, and employment and labor law.

Originally from the Iowa City – Kalona area, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review,...
Shayla L. McCormally
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Shayla L. McCormally
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 12 years of 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
Harley C. Erbe
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Harley C. Erbe
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(515) 229-0202 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationConstruction, 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...
Jefferson Fink
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Jefferson Fink
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 3 years of experience
(515) 221-0111 400 Locust Street.
Suite 170
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDrake University Law School
Jefferson joined Sellers, Galenbeck & Nelson in 2018, as an associate of Attorney Michael Sellers and Attorney Trent Nelson, where he focuses primarily on administrative law and public policy. As an attorney for Sellers, Galenbeck & Nelson, Jefferson has worked on a variety of cases dealing with many state regulatory agencies, including the Iowa Board of Medicine, Iowa Board of Pharmacy, Iowa Board of Social Work, Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Board of Cosmetology, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, at all levels of review and in litigation in Iowa district and Appellate courts.

Jefferson graduated from Drake University...
Katherine Sears
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Katherine Sears
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 4 years of experience
(515) 491-6128 317 6th Ave
Ste 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDrake University Law School
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Marc A. Humphrey
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Marc A. Humphrey
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(515) 331-3510 300 Walnut Street Suite 5
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Marc Humphrey founded his own law firm in the fall of 1980. Marc has dedicated his entire career to serving others. Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., provides quality legal representation for those who have been wronged. Marc handles a range of civil practice areas, including personal injury, employment disputes, including sexual harassment and retaliation, consumer protection and medical negligence.
Colin L Hendricks
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Colin L Hendricks
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 2 years of 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...
Jake Oeth
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Jake Oeth
Des Moines, IA Lawyer
300 Walnut St
Suite #6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Drake University Law School
Jake Oeth grew up in Ogden, IA, a small town north of Des Moines and west of Ames. He graduated from Drake University Law School with honors in May 2018. While in law school, Jake was a part of a group of students who helped a federal inmate successfully apply for a commutation of his life sentence for a drug conviction and served as a student attorney in the Drake Legal Clinic representing court appointed criminal defendants. After graduating from law school, he worked at a small firm representing commercial real estate clients before joining the team at VanDerGinst Law.

Jake...
Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 3 years of 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.
Athena Farmakis
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Athena Farmakis
Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St.
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDePaul College of Law
Athena Farmakis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, graduated with a B.A. from Northwestern University, and received her law degree from DePaul University College of law. With over 25 years of litigation experience, Athena has tried 67 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in complex and media-sensitive cases. Athena currently practices in all areas of personal injury including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, construction accidents, animal attacks, negligent security, wrongful death, nursing home abuse and medical malpractice.

As a former prosecutor, Athena dedicated much of her legal career to serving the public for over 20 years...
Lisa A. Allison
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Lisa A. Allison
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 7 years of experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
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Des Moines, IA 50321
Free ConsultationDrake University Law School
Charles Becker
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Charles Becker
Des Moines, IA Attorney
(515) 283-4609 666 Walnut St., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Environmental, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Chuck Becker has practiced in the areas of Environmental and Real Estate law for more than 20 years and regularly advises corporate clients on environmental regulations and permit requirements in all aspects of business, including manufacturing, financing, real estate, construction and development. His areas of practice include environmental investigations and due diligence; the purchase, sale and leasing of contaminated property; storm water discharge permitting; permits and enforcement under Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, Superfund and other federal and state environmental laws; lending issues and lender liability; regulatory compliance; UST and AST permits, closures and remedial requirements; zoning and...
Mr. J. Keith Rigg
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Mr. J. Keith Rigg
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 38 years of 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 ...
Brad Biren
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Brad Biren
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 8 years of experience
(515) 493-4878 699 Walnut St Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of Iowa
Brad is the newest addition to Johnston Martineau, joining as senior associate in the fall of 2017. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his law degree from the University of Iowa. His broad and varied experience with the law and work in the public sector includes assisting with prosecutions at the US Attorney’s Office in Davenport, project management at the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and nonprofit management throughout the United States.

While a native of New York City, Brad has grown to love the Midwest, especially the state of Iowa. He met...
Philip Colt Moss
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Philip Colt Moss
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 8 years of 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...
George B. Jones
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George B. Jones
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(641) 784-6970 500 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationUniversity of Denver
I represent clients in all injury cases, including automobile accidents, truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, worker's compensation, construction accidents, and wrongful death. Call me today about your car wreck or other injury case. I will get you the money you deserve.

My experience spans over 30 years working hard for my clients in 4 states. I also spent ten years teaching college criminal law courses at Graceland University in southern Iowa, and training lawyers and judges in criminal trial techniques throughout Latin America.

My criminal law practice includes representation of clients on all felony and misdemeanor charges...
Johnathan Lee Sears
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Johnathan Lee Sears
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 4 years of 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
Clarissa Rietveld
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Clarissa Rietveld
Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St.
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Drake University Law School
Clarissa Rietveld was born in Iowa and raised in Rushville, Indiana. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2009 and worked as a registered nurse in operating rooms across the Midwest and on the East Coast. While working as a nurse, Ms. Rietveld had a patient whose medical history documented that he did not have regular access to food and was starving. Ms. Rietveld spent the afternoon working with hospital social services to arrange for her patient to gain access to regular meals and was shocked to learn that he didn’t qualify for any of the available programs. She...
Danni Harris
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Danni Harris
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
I have over nineteen years of experience litigating complex legal matters. As a member attorney at Whitfield & Eddy Law, I currently focus my practice on litigating family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, custody, spousal support, domestic abuse, grandparent guardianship and termination of parental rights cases. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management with honors from Baylor University in 1996. In 1999, I graduated from Drake University Law School. Shortly after graduation I moved to Dallas and was admitted to the Texas bar. I worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas...
Todd Elverson
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Todd Elverson
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Drake University Law School
Eric M. Updegraff
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Eric M. Updegraff
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(515) 244-1473 300 Walnut St, Suite 260
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationDivorce, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
Representing employees and workers in workplace issues since 2004. I concentrate my practice on protecting workers rights in Workers' Compensation Claims, Personal Injury and Employment Law, including wage and hour disputes, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations; Federal Civil Rights Act violations for age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disabilities. I also represent individuals facing harassment on the basis of race, color and/or national origin under the Federal Civil Rights Act. We are experienced trial lawyers in representing workers faced with all types of employment law issues, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile-environment sexual harassment, quid...
Gregory A. Witke
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Gregory A. Witke
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(515) 283-2147 505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 729
Des Moines, IA 50309
Arbitration & Mediation, Construction, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
University of Iowa Scool of Law
Fredd Haas
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Fredd Haas
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 41 years of experience
5001 S.W. 9th
Des Moines, IA 50315
Animal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Drake University Law School
Fredd J. Haas is an Iowa attorney practicing in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, and medical malpractice. Fredd has over 30 years of legal experience. Fredd J. Haas is an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer who aggressively seeks full and fair compensation for injury victims. Mr. Haas is a past president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the American Association of Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
Dustin Gomez
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Dustin Gomez
Suite 6, IA Attorney
(866) 797-4529 300 Walnut St.
Suite 6, IA 50309
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Dustin Gomez was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa. At the University of Iowa, he also completed a M.S.W. degree in social work. After completing his graduate degree, he attended law school at Drake University.

Upon completing his degree in Law, Dustin served for three years as Assistant County Attorney at the Webster County Attorney’s Office in Fort Dodge, IA. He has also worked in Black Hawk and Dubuque County Attorney’s offices. Dustin has tried 10 jury trials and over 50 bench trials on various criminal offenses.

Upon leaving prosecution,...
Jeffrey Douglas Goetz Esq.
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Jeffrey Douglas Goetz Esq.
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(515) 246-5817 801 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Bankruptcy
California Western School of Law
Tyler Coe
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Tyler Coe
Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(515) 246-5523 699 Walnut Street - Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Tyler Coe is known for his approachable demeanor and awareness of the many factors that come into play in each case. High conflict cases and financial matters are key areas of emphasis for Tyler. He thoroughly analyzes and collaborates with clients to understand and get to the bottom of complicated relationships.

As a family lawyer, he is experienced in managing cases involving divorce, child custody, modifications, and high conflict disputes. He is familiar with the unique needs in mid-to-high asset divorce. He routinely represents young professionals, established professionals, business owners, executives, and stay-at-home spouses. He works closely with financial advisors, accountants,...
Jonathan Kramer
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Jonathan Kramer
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Antitrust, Business, Collections and Communications
Guy R. Cook
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Guy R. Cook
Des Moines, IA Lawyer with 38 years of experience
500 East Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
White Collar Crime
Guy Cook is a trial lawyer. He has served as counsel in more than 1000 litigated matters and has tried more than 200 jury trials. He has successfully defended major business litigation, obtained million dollar jury verdicts and successfully defended significant federal criminal cases. He has tried complex civil and criminal cases throughout Iowa and the country, including wrongful death, serious personal injury, products liability, securities fraud, bank fraud, medical malpractice, manslaughter, healthcare, semi-truck collisions, insurance fraud, sexual assault, false arrest, dram shop, and breach of contract claims.

Guy is a double-board certified trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial...
Jessica A. Miskimins
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Jessica A. Miskimins
Des Moines, IA Attorney with 16 years of experience
(515) 244-5575 108 3rd St., Suite 322
Des Moines, IA 50309
Drake University Law School
Katie L. Raisch
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Katie L. Raisch
Des Moines, IA Attorney
(515) 282-6803 303 Locust Street
Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
Collections, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
Willa Fuqua
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Willa Fuqua
Des Moines, IA Attorney
(800) 797-5391 300 Walnut St
Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50309
Dustin Mueller
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Dustin Mueller
Des Moines, IA Lawyer
(515) 277-6559 2423 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Personal Injury
Zachary S. Engstrom
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Zachary S. Engstrom
Grimes, IA Lawyer
(515) 986-2810 112 NE Ewing St.
Suite D
Grimes, IA 50111
Ken Winjum
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Ken Winjum
Norwalk, IA Lawyer
(515) 981-5220 1220 Sunset Drive
Suite 1031
Norwalk, IA 50211
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