• Kelly Baier - Bradley & Riley PC
  • Mellissa Carrington
  • David M. Caves Attorney at law
  • Karl M. Sigwarth

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

Paul D. Burns

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

Melissa A. Carrington

(319) 358-5563
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Dana, (319) 358-5566

David M. Caves

(319) 861-8728
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation and Appeals, Competition and Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Managed Care and ERISA, Trade Secrets, Unfair Trade Practices
Assistant: Chanda, (319) 861-8773

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

Natalie K. Ditmars

(319) 861-8766
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation
Assistant: Chanda, (319) 861-8773

Jessica A. Doro

(319) 861-8764
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust, Wills
Assistant: Dana, (319) 358-5566

Ryan S. Fisher

(319) 861-8770
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

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

Laura M. Hyer

(319) 861-8742
Area of Practice: Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Real Estate
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Todd C. Jacobs

Chicago (312) 281-0295, Cedar Rapids (319) 861-8706, Mobile (847) 370-1837
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation including Class Actions and Insurance
Assistant: Megan, 319-861-8774

Jeremiah D. Junker

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

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: Linda, (319) 861-8767

William T. McCartan

(319) 861-8737
Area of Practice: Broker-Dealer Law and Arbitration, Business Law, Corporate Law, Investment Management 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

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: Chanda, (319) 861-8773

Sherry Schulte

(319) 861-8755
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Law
Assistant: Deb, (319) 861-8756

Gregory J. Seyfer

(319) 861-8731
Area of Practice: Banking, Credit Union Law, Gaming, Real Estate
Assistant: Willow, (319) 861-8708

Karl M. Sigwarth

(319) 358-5568
Area of Practice: Banking, Business Law, Corporate Law, Creditors' Rights, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate
Assistant: Dana, (319) 358-5566

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, Construction Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Megan, (319) 861-8774

Mark R. Van Heukelom

(319) 861-8721
Area of Practice: Business Law, Commercial Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trusts
Assistant: Val, (319) 861-8741

Joseph W. Younker

(319) 358-5569
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Environmental Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate
Assistant: Ashley, (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
  • Bradley & Riley’s Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group, Chair

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

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates
  • Listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers® for Estate Planning & Probate
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Charter Member Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Courts

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, Former Director, Board Chair, and 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

  • “The New Iowa Power of Attorney Act,” Panel Member, Cedar Rapids Area Estate Planning Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 2014)
  • “Estate Planning,” ISBA YLD Nuts & Bolts Seminar, Coralville, Iowa (October 2014)
  • “Counseling Clients & Other Practice Pointers session of The New Iowa Power of Attorney Act,” Panel Member, National Health Law & Policy Resource Center University of Iowa College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa (September 2014)
  •  “Practical Estate Planning Panel session of the Farm Estate and Business Planning Seminar,” Panel Member, ISU Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Ames, Iowa (September 2014)
  • “Client Counseling Panel,” Panel Member, University of Iowa Probate & Trust Law Seminar, Iowa City, Iowa (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)