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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

Paul D. Burns

Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law
  • One South Gilbert Street
  • Iowa City, IA 52240-3914

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Northern Iowa, 1989
  • Juris Doctorate with high honors, University of Iowa College of Law, 1993
    • Articles Editor, Iowa Law Review, Vol. 78
    • Order of the Coif

Experience:

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 1997
  • Bradley & Riley PC Board of Directors
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Harold D. Vietor, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Completed the National Trial Advocacy Skills Program presented by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • American Bar Association
    • Construction Industry Forum
    • Litigation Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Federal Practice Committee, current member, Chair (2006-2008)
    • E-Commerce Section Council, Chair (2005-2006)
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Professional Recognition:

Bar Admissions:

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

Civic and Volunteer Involvement:

  • Iowa City Noon Rotary Club
  • Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Iowa City Area Board of Directors, former member
  • Englert Theatre Board of Directors, Past President
  • American Red Cross Grant Wood Chapter Board of Directors, former member

Community Awards:

  • 2006 recipient of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award

Representative Cases:

  • Rachel Clay v. Credit Bureau Enterprises, Inc., 882 F.2d 1083 (N.D. IA 2012). Obtained summary judgment for employer dismissing claims of former employee alleging race discrimination.
  • Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary v. Zoo Atlanta, et al., United Stated District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Case No. 4:10cv00052 (2012). Negotiated settlement for the Iowa Great Ape Trust in a lawsuit over ownership and custody of two bonobo apes.
  • Press-Citizen Company, Inc. v. University of Iowa, 817 N.W.2d 480 (Iowa 2012). Representing newspaper, obtained order requiring the University of Iowa to release records under Iowa’s Open Records Act and an award of attorney’s fees.
  • Diamond Game Enterprises, Inc. v. The Iowa Lottery Authority and the State of Iowa, et al., Supreme Court of Iowa, Case 08-1419 (2009). Obtained six-figure settlement for manufacturer of TouchPlay machines in breach of contract suit against the State of Iowa.
  • Christopher Anumaso v. NCS Pearson, Inc., Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Case No. LACV 064088 (2008). Obtained defense verdict after three-day jury trial defending tort claims brought by former employee.
  • Custom Crafted Homes v. Benjamin J. Abraham and Melissa J. Abraham, Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Case No. LACV 065760 (2008). Obtained judgment after five day trial in the amount of $260,000 in favor of home builder against property owners.
  • Press-Citizen Company, Inc. v. Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa District Court for Polk County, Case No. CVCV 6443 (2007). Representing newspaper, negotiated consent decree to resolve open meetings lawsuit against the Iowa Board of Regents in which the board admitted violations of the law and agreed to pay newspaper’s attorney’s fees.
  • David Bell and Patricia Bell v. The City of Dyersville, Iowa, Charles Bruggeman d/b/a Bruggeman Design Group, and K&K Building Supply, Inc., Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Case No. LACV 053165 (2005). Obtained favorable outcome for designer in multi-party jury trial brought by building owners.
  • Midwest Oilseeds, Inc. v. Limagrain Genetics Corp. 387 F.3d 705 (8th Cir. 2004). With co-counsel, obtained jury verdict of $41 million dollars on breach of contract claim relating to illegal breeding by defendant with client’s soybean genetics.
  • Jim Sattler Construction Co., Inc. v. Adam B. Kanis, Iowa District Court for Washington County, Case No. LA 1326 (2003). Obtained jury verdict and judgment of $310,000 in favor of home builder against property owners.
  • Stine Seed Co. v. Marvin Mitchell, Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Case No. LACV 3053 (2002). Obtained judgment in excess of $322,000 on behalf of seed company following two-day trial.

Publications and Speeches:

  • “2012 Case Law Update: Construction Law,” Iowa Defense Counsel Association (2012)
  • “Spoliation of Evidence: What Every Defense Lawyer Needs to Know,” Speaker, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Seminar (2005)
  • “Contributor, Iowa section in “50 State Survey of Payment Provisions in Construction Contacts,” Construction Lawyer, American Bar Association, Vol. 24 No. 4 (Fall 2004)
  • “Overview of Mechanic’s Lien Law in Iowa” (2003)
  • “Iowa Public Bidding Law” and “Iowa Code Chapter 573” (Public Contracting) (2002)