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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

Timothy J. Hill

Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, including Insurance
  • 2007 1st Avenue SE
  • P.O. Box 2804
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2804

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with highest distinction, University of Iowa, 1988
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Virginia, 1991

Experience:

  • Joined Bradley & Riley PC in 1998
  • Bradley & Riley’s Litigation Practice Group, Chair
  • Grippo & Elden, Chicago, Illinois, 1991-1998

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Federal Practice Committee
    • Annual Meeting Committee
    • Litigation Section Council
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • National Trial Advocacy Skills Program presented by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Community Awards:

  • 2005 recipient of the Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award

Professional Recognition:

Bar Admissions:

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

Representative Cases:

  • Lexington Insurance Company v. Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc., No. 1230008827, arbitration before JAMS. Represented insured in complex coverage litigation arising from underlying class action suit filed in California. The three judge panel ruled in favor of insured, based on under-developed Iowa coverage law regarding carrier’s right to reimbursement of defense costs.
  • Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc. v. Arch Specialty Insurance Co., Brown & Brown of California, Inc. d/b/a CalSurance Assoc., No. 1:10-cv-000123-JSS before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. Representing a securities broker-dealer in an errors and omissions coverage dispute against its insurer concerning the scope of coverage owed in response to multiple underlying investor claims seeking millions.
  • American Program Bureau, Inc. v. Trinity J. Ray, The Tuesday Agency, LLC, and Tuesday Productions, LLC, Case No. 12-cv-10490 before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Eastern Division). Represented Defendants in a claim alleging tortious interference, misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. The case involved novel issues in the Second Circuit applying federal law under the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, including removal where plaintiff failed to plead the jurisdiction, and transfer of venue where conduct allegedly violating State statute occurred outside of the State and the District Court.
  • American Foods Group, Inc. v. Iowa Quality Beef, L.L.C., et. al., No. 1:06-cv-48-EJM before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. Representation in a complicated industrial equipment replevin action.
  • George Brothers Propane and Fertilizer Corp. v. MMA Insurance Co., et al., No. 4:07-cv-03053-RGK-DLP, United States District Court for Nebraska. Represented health insurer in complex insurance coverage dispute involving the interaction of health insurance and workers’ compensation coverage.
  • Catholic Order of Foresters, et al. v. U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, et. al., 337 F. Supp. 2d 1148 (N.D. IA. 2004). Represented several insurers in securities fraud action.
  • Poclaim Hydraulics, Inc. v. Winterthur Int’l., et al., No. 02-CV-1784, Wisconsin State Court, Racine County. Represented insured in coverage dispute involving various CGL policies.

Civic and Volunteer Involvement:

  • Brucemore Board of Trustees, Program Committee
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Board of Trustees, President
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court, President
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library Board of Trustees, Past President
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Past President
  • Graduate of Greater Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership for Five Seasons Program

Publications and Speeches:

  • “Risk Management Overview; Policy Types & Coverage Typically Afforded and Additional Insured Coverage,” True Advantage (2013)
  • “Rotating Shift Considerations Under the ADA: Essential to the Job?” Bradley & Riley PC / Iowa Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (2013)
  • “Developments in Broad Form Indemnification Provisions — Issues in Contracting,” Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (2013)
  • “Effective Conflict Waivers,” Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (2012)
  • “Ethical Considerations: Internal Investigations; Settlement Negotiations and Agreements,” Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (2011)
  • “Federal Case law Update and New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (2010)
  • “Rules and Procedures for Federal Court Success,” National Business Institute (Winter 2007, Spring 2009)
  • “Insurance Coverage Litigation,” National Business Institute (Fall 2006)