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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

Kelly R. Baier

Areas of Practice: Civil Trials, Discrimination and Civil Rights Law, Labor & Employment Law
  • 2007 1st Avenue SE
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree with distinction, Iowa State University, 1975
  • Juris Doctorate with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 1978
  • Master’s Degree, University of Iowa, 1979

Experience

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 1983
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Washington, D.C., 1979-1983

Professional Memberships and Positions

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • University of Iowa College of Law and College of Business, Former Adjunct Professor

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • Discovery Living
  • Alburnett Community Foundation Board of Directors

Professional Recognitions

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Uhlenhopp v. The CBE Group, Inc., 4:11 –cv-00105 (S. D. Iowa 2012) (Jury verdict for employer on claim of national origin discrimination and retaliation).
  • Kallail v. Alliant Energy, 2011 WL 1833347 (N.D. Iowa 2011) affirmed 691 F.3d 925 (2012) (Judgment for employer on claim of disability discrimination and failure to reasonably accommodate).
  • Ballalatak v. All Iowa Agriculture Association, 781 N.W.2d 272 (Iowa 2010) (Judgment for employer on claim of wrongful termination in violation of public policy).
  • Int’l Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America v. Rousselot, Inc., 547 F. Supp.2d 955 (N.D. IA.2008). Obtained summary judgment on union demand for arbitration.
  • Welcher v. American Ordnance, L.L.C., 711 N.W.2d 732 (Iowa 2006). Obtained judgment for employer with respect to a challenge to a drug test.
  • Vincent v. Four M Paper Corporation, 589 N.W.2d 55 (Iowa 1999). Obtained judgment for employer with respect to claim of disability discrimination.

Publications

  • “Iowa Mandates Veterans Day Off for Veterans” (2010)
  • “COBRA Subsidy Extension” (2010)
  • “Whistle Blower Protections for the At Will
    Employee” (2007)
  • “Dealing with Sexual Harassment Claims” (2006)
  • “Issues in the Evolving Use of Arbitration
    Agreements by Employers” (2005)
  • “Settlement and Mediation of Employment Law Claims” (2003)
  • “Terminating Employees in Light of the FMLA and the ADA : Protecting Your Business From Lawsuits and Substandard Work Performance” (1998)
  • “Employment and Labor Law in Iowa” (1995 – 1998)
  • “Employment Trade Secret Litigation” (1998)
  • “Practical Suggestions for Handling Sexual Harassment Charges Before Administrative Agencies,” Preventing and Defending Sexual Harassment Claims, National Business Institute, Inc. (1998)
  • “Americans With Disabilities Act,” Employment and Labor Law in Iowa, Lorman Business Center (1996)
  • “Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law,” A Hands On Approach to Labor and
    Employment Law in Iowa, National Business
    Institute, Inc. (1995)
  • “Managing a Government Agency’s On-Site
    Investigation of Your Employment Practices,”
    Discharge and Documentation in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (1995)
  • “Discharge and Documentation in Iowa” (1995)
  • “A Hands On Approach to Labor and Employment Law in Iowa” (1995)
  • “Overview of the Americans With Disabilities Act” and “Dealing With Life Threatening Illnesses,” A Practical Evaluation of the ADA, National Business Institute, Inc. (1995)
  • “Americans With Disabilities Act” and “Discrim-ination in Employment,” Employment and Labor Law in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (1995)
  • “Defending Wrongful Discharge Claims,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1995)
  • “OSHA Compliance Update in Iowa” (1994)
  • “Employment and Labor Law in Iowa” (1994)
  • “What to Include or Exclude From Employee
    Manuals and Handbooks,” Iowa Labor and Employment Law, National Business Institute, Inc. (1993)
  • “Implementation of the Americans With Disabilities Act,” Annual Meeting Workshop Materials, Iowa State Bar Association (1992)
  • “Hiring and Firing of Employees (Including COBRA Considerations),” Bridge the Gap Materials, Iowa State Bar Association (1992)
  • “An Overview of the Americans With Disabilities Act,” Complying With the Americans With Disabilities Act in Iowa, National Business Institute (1991)
  • “The Potpourri Explodes—Employment Law in the ‘90s,” Annual Meeting Workshop Materials, Iowa State Bar Association (1990)
  • “Avoiding Lawsuits for Employment Discrimination” and “What to Include/Exclude from Employee Manuals and Handbooks,” Iowa Labor and Employment Law, National Business Institute, Inc. (1989)
  • “Controlling the Avalanche: Discovery in Employment Litigation,” for Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association (1988)
  • “Deklewa to Double Breasting: The Status of Labor Law in the Construction Industry,” for Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Iowa State Bar
    Association (1987)
  • “Wrongful vs. Legal Termination of Employees—How To Do It Right,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1988)
  • “Employee Rights in the Union? Free Work Setting” and “The Post Termination Minefield: How Employers Can Survive,” Labor and Employment Law for Iowa, National Business Institute, Inc. (1987)
  • “Running A Legal Gauntlet: Drug Testing and
    Polygraphs in the Work Place,” Iowa Employment Law for Employers, Professional Education
    Systems, Inc. (1986)
  • “Do International Treaties Permit National Origin Discrimination,” Legal Times of Washington,
    January 11, 1982 at 20, col. 1