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Attorney Profiles

Kelly R. Baier

(319) 861-8723
Area of Practice: Civil Trials, Discrimination and Civil Rights Law, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Peggy, (319) 861-8750

Kimberly H. Blankenship

(319) 861-8761
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Health Law, Immigration Law
Assistant: Julie, (319) 861-8746

F. James Bradley

(319) 861-8730
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Paul D. Burns

(319) 358-5561
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law
Assistant: Gabrielle, (319) 358-5576

Patrick M. Courtney

(319) 861-8724
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Taxation, Wills, Estate and Probate
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Michael K. Denney

(319) 861-8728
Area of Practice: Business & Securities Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Assistant: Deb, (319) 861-8756

Natalie K. Ditmars

(319) 861-8766
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Jessica A. Doro

(319) 861-8764
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust, Wills
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Bradley G. Hart

(319) 861-8736
Area of Practice: Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Timothy J. Hill

(319) 861-8758
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, including Insurance
Assistant: Julie, (319) 861-8746

Maureen G. Kenney

(319) 861-8743
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trusts
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Janice J. Kerkove

(319) 861-8763
Area of Practice: Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law, Trusts, Wills
Assistant: Barb, (319) 861-8738

William T. McCartan

(319) 861-8737
Area of Practice: Broker-Dealer Law and Arbitration, Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Venture Capital Law, Securities Litigation
Assistant: Deb, (319) 861-8756

William J. Neppl

(319) 861-8734
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Municipal Law, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills
Assistant: Sally, (319) 861-8752

Byron G. Riley

(319) 861-8732
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estates, Family Business Successions, Probate, Taxation, Trusts, Wills
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Raymond R. Rinkol, Jr.

(319) 861-8780
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Peggy, (319) 861-8750

Joseph E. Schmall

(319) 861-8729
Area of Practice: Commercial & Bankruptcy Law, Employee Benefits, Pension Plans, Real Estate
Assistant: Barb, (319) 861-8738

Gregory J. Seyfer

(319) 861-8731
Area of Practice: Banking, Credit Union Law, Gaming, Real Estate
Assistant: Tami, (319) 861-8773

Dean A. Spina

(319) 861-8725
Area of Practice: Affordable Housing, Employment Law, Health Law, Local Government Law, Private Activity Bonds, Property Tax, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Transactions, Zoning
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Vernon P. Squires

(319) 861-8726
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Shannon P. Thompson

(319) 861-8745
Area of Practice: Business Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate
Assistant: Sally, (319) 861-8752

Donald G. Thompson

(319) 358-5568
Area of Practice: Appeals, Civil Trials, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration
Assistant: Tiffany, (319) 358-5566

Joseph W. Younker

(319) 358-5569
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate
Assistant: Gabrielle, (319) 358-5576

Donald G. Thompson

Areas of Practice: Appeals, Civil Trials, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • One South Gilbert Street
  • Iowa City, IA 52240-3914

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1971
  • Juris Doctorate with distinction, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976
    • Order of the Coif

Experience

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 1983
  • Bradley & Riley’s Construction Practice Group, Chair
  • Bradley & Riley’s Litigation Practice Group, Former Chair
  • Neutral third-party mediator since 1993

Professional Memberships and Positions

  • American Bar Association
    • Dispute Resolution Section
    • Law Practice Management Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Iowa Casenote Editor for Construct!
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section Council
    • Federal Practice Committee, former member and chair
    • Former member: Litigation Section Council; Law Practice Management Section Council; Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professionalism, and Technology Committees
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Dean Mason L. Ladd American Inn of Court, co-founder, President 1991-1992
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, former faculty member for Mid-America Regional, Pacific Regional, Southern California Regional, Denver Deposition Program, and the Drake Legal Services Program
  • Johnson and Linn County Bar Associations
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys

Mediation and Arbitration Services

  • Mediator since 1993; Arbitrator since 1996
  • Board Certified Mediator:  American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Training:
    • Advanced Mediation Skills and Techniques with Bruce Edwards and Nina Meierding at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California in 2010.
    • Advanced mediation training with Alan Alhadeff through the District Court Mediation Program in Polk County, Iowa in 1997
    • Introductory and advanced mediation training with Alan Alhadeff through the District Court Mediation Program in Polk County, Iowa in 1993

Professional Recognition

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa and Nebraska State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the District of Nebraska and the Central District of Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court

Representative Cases

  • Crowley v. Knutson Const. Co., 829 N.W.2d 193 (Iowa App. 2013)
  • Knutson Construction Services Midwest, Inc. v. Board of Regents, 767 N.W.2d 420 (Iowa App. 2009)
  • City of Coralville v. Faulkner USA, Inc., 2006 WL 3735644 (S.D. Iowa 2006)
  • United Fire & Casualty Co. v. Swiss Reinsurance Corp., 690 N.W.2d 700 (Iowa App. 2004)
  • In re Internet Navigator, Inc., 301 B.R. 1 (8th Cir. BAP 2003)
  • Thompson V. Mary Greeley Medical Center, 666 N.W.2d 620 (Iowa App. 2003)
  • EnvironGas, L.P. v. Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, 641 N.W.2d 776 (Iowa 2002)
  • Rail Inter modal Specialists, Inc. v. General Electric Capital Corporation, 103 F.2d 627 (8th Cir. 1996)
  • Ezzone v. Riccardi, 525 N.W.2d 338 (Iowa 1994)
  • Irons v. Community State Bank, 461 N.W.2d 849 (Iowa App. 1990)

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • Orchestra Iowa: Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Summer of the Arts, Inc.: Past President of the Board of Directors
  • Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation: Past President of the Board of Directors

Publications

  • “Damage to a Contractor’s Own Work: Determining Insurance Coverage of Defective Workmanship Claims,” for the Iowa Defense Counsel Annual Meeting (2008)
  • “Legal Issues Relevant to Scheduling and Recovery of Delay Damages,” The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2007)
  • “Legal Topics re Change Orders,” Construction Contracting and Change Orders in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2006)
  • “Payment Bonds: Claims Against Public Projects,” Construction Lien Law in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2006)
  • “Commencement & Completion Legal Issues,” Tricks, Traps & Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Nebraska, Lorman Education Services (2005)
  • “Construction Delay Claims,” Tricks, Traps & Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2005)
  • “Dispute Resolution,” How to Minimize Construction Conflicts in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2004)
  • “Legal Issues for Design-Build,” Design-Build in Iowa: Issues and Answers, Lorman Education Services (2004, 2003)
  • “Legal Issues – Construction Delay Claims,” Construction Delay Claims in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2003)
  • “Legal Issues Surrounding Water and Mold Problems,” Solving Water Intrusion and Mold Problems in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2003, 2002)
  • “When a Major Problem Arises,” Iowa Construction Law: Developments, Avoiding Problems, Contract Completion, and Getting Paid, Lorman Education Services (2002)
  • “Available Contract Documents,” Design-Build in Iowa: Issues and Answers, Lorman Education Services (2002)
  • “Contractor’s Claims Against Owner,” Public Contract Code and Competitive Public Bidding in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2001)
  • “Owner’s Claims Against Contractor,” Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2001)
  • “Bid Mistakes,” Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2000)
  • “A Review of Selected Local Rules of the Federal District Courts in Iowa,” A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Iowa, National Business Institute (1999)
  • “What’s New in Alternatives to Court,” Iowa Construction Law: Can This Job Be Saved? (1998) and Iowa Construction Law: Developments, Avoiding Problems, Contract Completion and Getting Paid (1999), Lorman Education Services
  • “The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution,” A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Iowa, National Business Institute (1998, 1997)
  • “Guiding Principles for the Civil Litigator,” Winning Ways With Direct and Cross-Examination, National Business Institute (1998)
  • “Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration for Plaintiffs,” for Pleadings and Practice Seminar, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (1995)
  • “Resolving the Dispute,” Construction Claims Under Iowa Law, The Cambridge Institute (1992)
  • “Litigation Against Lenders,” for Business Litigation Seminar, University of Iowa (1990)
  • “Maximizing Recovery on Consortium Claims,” Effective Trial Advocacy, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (1985)
  • “Preparation of Client for Deposition and Trial,” for Aspen Seminar, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (1984)
  • “Preparation of Client for Direct and Cross Examination,” for Trial Advocacy Seminar of Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982)