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Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.
100 Court Avenue, Suite 600
Des Moines, Iowa 50309Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 515-243-7611
Fax: 515-243-2149
E-Mail: info@ahlerslaw.com
www.ahlerslaw.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1887

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Design Professionals
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Fire Loss
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor and Employment
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Devices
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
  • Municipal Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Restaurant Liability
  • School Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Truck Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Accountants and Attorneys Liability
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About Us
Ahlers & Cooney, a Professional Corporation, and its predecessor partnerships have been practicing law in Des Moines, Iowa, since 1887. Lawyers in the Firm hold law degrees from the Cornell, Drake, Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Valparaiso, and Washburn law schools. The Firm provides a wide range of legal services to state, national and international clients.

Lawyers in the Firm are assisted by a firm administrator, law clerks, legal assistants and approximately thirty support staff personnel. The Firm maintains an extensive local area network system with document management and other practice-specific software to assist in cost effective preparation of work product for clients. The Firm is organized into six practice areas. The practice groups are: Business Law, General Litigation, Public Finance, Local Government Law, Environmental Law and Employment Law. Each group has members experienced in litigation.

Attorneys in the Firm hold distinguished academic credentials and some have judicial, legislative and executive experience. Firm members have published articles and other legal reference material in both state and national publications. Many have served as instructors for continuing legal education and other professional education programs and as adjunct professors at the university level. In recognition of the quality of its services, the Firm receives frequent referrals and requests for assistance from colleagues in the legal, accounting, education and insurance professions. As part of the Firm's commitment to the legal profession, Firm attorneys serve in numerous positions in local, state and national bar associations.

The Firm is located at 100 Court Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. The 100 Court Avenue Building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been renovated as a historic landmark. The Firm's offices and meeting rooms occupy the top two floors of the building which is served by ample parking and fine restaurants nearby. The location is convenient to the State Capitol complex, Polk County and Federal Courthouses, and Federal, County and City office buildings.

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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Admiral Insurance CompanyCambridge Integrated Services
Colorado Western Insurance CompanyCrawford & Company
DPIC Companies, Inc.Employers Mutual Insurance Company
Federated Insurance CompanyGMAC Insurance Group
GuideOne InsuranceJevco Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual GroupNorthbridge Insurance
Summit Risk Services, Inc.Travelers Insurance Companies
United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc.XL Design Professional
Non-Insurance Clients
Cunningham Lindsey U.S., Inc.Des Moines University
Hardyston Management CompanyKraft Foods, Inc.
Monsanto CompanyVolvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation
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Personnel Information
Litigation Members
David H. Luginbill
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:dluginbill@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association (Board of Directors)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1973
  • Drake University Law School, J.D. (with honors), 1976
Law Review:
Case Notes Editor, Drake University Law Review, 1975-1976
Honors:
Order of the Coif; National Order of the Barristers; National Moot Court Team
Born:1951
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Edward W. Remsburg
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:eremsburg@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.B.A. (with highest distinction), 1970
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1973
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Law Review:
Board of Editors, Iowa Law Review, 1972
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Judge Roy L. Stephenson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1976-1978
Honors:
Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Eta Sigma; Order of the Coif
Military:
Lt. JAGC, U.S. Navy, 1973-1976
Born:1948
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Randall H. Stefani
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:rstefani@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governers, 1998-2000)
Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1978
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1981
Born:1956
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James R. Wainwright
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:jwainwright@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 1992
  • Drake University Law School, J.D. (with honors), 1999
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Scott D. Rosenberg, Polk County District Court
Born:1970
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Nathan J. Overberg
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:noverberg@ahlerslaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Federal Practice Committee; Labor and Employment Law Section Council; Professionalism Committee; Bench/Bar Conference Committee)
Education:
  • Central College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1994
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (with highest distinction), 1997
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Iowa Law Review
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. Harold D. Vietor, Senior U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Iowa (1997-1999)
Honors:
National Moot Court Team; Order of the Coif
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Andrew T. Tice
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:atice@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Associate Editor, Elder Law Journal
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Iowa State University, B.A., 1998
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2001
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Jason M. Craig
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:jcraig@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A. (Dean's List), 2000
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. (with highest distinction), 2004
Honors:
Order of the Coif
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Michael J. Streit
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:mstreit@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1975
  • Nebraska
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Iowa
Additional Biographical Details:
Profiles in Courage Award, May 2012, John F. Kennedy Foundation; Distinguished Alumni Award, University of San Diego
Memberships:
  • Blackstone Inn of Court
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1972
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1975
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Jennifer A. Clendenin
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:jclendenin@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1997
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (cum laude), 1994
  • Drake University Law School, J.D. (with high honors), 1997
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Litigation Associates
Nicholas J. Pellegrin
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:npellegrin@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2011
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Denison University, B.A. (cum laude), 2006
  • Drake University Law School, J.D. (with highest honors), 2011
Law Review:
Drake Law Review
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Lindsay A. Vaught
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:lvaught@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2013
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Miami University, B.A. Economics, 2006
  • University of Denver College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2010
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Longstaff and the Honorable Celeste F. Bremer, United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa
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Rebecca E. Reif
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:rreif@ahlerslaw.com
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2013
Memberships:
  • American, Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Colorado State University, B.A. Political Science (magna cum laude), 2008
  • Drake University Law School, J.D. (with highest honors), 2013
Law Review:
Drake Law Review
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