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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

Janice J. Kerkove

Areas of Practice: Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law, Trusts, Wills
  • 2007 1st Avenue SE
  • P.O. Box 2804
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2804

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree summa cum laude, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1995
  • Juris Doctorate with highest honors, Drake University, 1999
    • Order of the Coif
    • Internship with Associate Probate Judge Ruth Klotz

Experience:

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 1999

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Past and Current Council Appointee
      • Past Secretary, Past Chair
      • Probate Manual Committee, Past Chair
    • Taxation Section
      • Co-Chair Iowa Annual Spring Tax Institutes for 2003 and 2012
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council
    • Past Board Member
  • Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Current Board Member
    • Current Secretary

Professional Recognition:

  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates
  • Listed in Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate
  • Charter Member Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa State Courts

Civic and Volunteer Involvement:

  • Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, Current Director
    • Chair of Board
    • Finance Committee Member
  • Cub Scout Pack 327 Hawkeye Area Council, Past Treasurer
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk, Past Bradley & Riley Team Captain
  • Professional and Technical Diversity Network of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Board of Directors, Past Director

Community Awards:

  • 2008 recipient of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Excellence in Legislative Advocacy Award
  • 2007 recipient of the Corridor Business Journal’sForty Under 40 Award

Publications and Speeches:

  • “Client Counseling Panel,” Panel Member, University of Iowa Probate & Trust Law Seminar, Iowa City (2013)
  • “Estate Planning,” ISBA YLD Nuts & Bolts Seminar, Coralville, Iowa (2013)
  • “Planning in a Changing Environment,” Cedar Rapids Elderly Consortium (2012)
  • “Joint Tenancy and Payable-on-Death Ownership: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Non-Probate Transfers in Estate Planning & Administration,” Panel Member, Cedar Rapids Area Estate Planning Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2012)
  • “Estate Planning for Non-Citizens,” Big 10 ACTEC Regional Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (2011)
  • “Practical Strategies for Drafting Buy-Sell Agreements to Avoid Tax Pitfalls, Family Disharmony, and Litigation,” University of Iowa College of Law Probate CLE, Iowa City, Iowa (2011)
  • Inheritance Rights of Omitted Children, Living Well Magazine (Fall 2011)
  • Avoiding Probate – The Cure Can Sometimes be Worse Than the Disease, Living Well Magazine (2011)
  • “Substitute Decision Making: Who’s On First?” Panel Member, Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (2010)
  • “Effective Use of Disclaimers,” Iowa Spring Tax Institute (2010)
  • ISBA Probate Manual, Co-Editor (2006, 2009, 2010 Editions)
  • “Charitable Trust Registration” (2009)
  • “Iowa Inheritance Tax Review,” Iowa Spring Tax Institute (2006)
  • “Planning for the Period Between Incapacity and Death,” Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council (2006)
  • “Valuation Discounts & Gifting Considerations in Estate Planning,” Co-Presenter, Kirkwood Community College Foundation (2005)
  • “Probate and Trust Law,” Chapter 13.24 of the Iowa Legal Research Guide (2003)
  • “Overcoming the Ostrich Syndrome” Estate Planning Workshop, Mount Mercy College Women’s Symposium (2003)