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

Attorney Profiles

Kelly R. Baier

(319) 363-0101
Area of Practice: Civil Trials, Discrimination and Civil Rights Law, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: James, (319) 861-8704

Matthew G. Barnd

319-861-8739
Area of Practice: Business Law, Commercial Litigation
Assistant: Rachel, 319-867-8730

Kimberly H. Blankenship

(319) 861-8761
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Health Law, Immigration Law
Assistant: Lynda, (319) 861-8776

John E. Bucheit

630-297-3101
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Including Insurance and Employment Law
Assistant: Stacey, 319-861-8708

Paul D. Burns

(319) 358-5561
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law
Assistant: Alexandria, (319) 358-5564

David M. Caves

(319) 861-8728
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition
Assistant: James, (319) 861-8704

Andrew C. Chamberlain

312-281-0295
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation including Class Actions and Insurance
Assistant: Stacey, 319-861-8708

Natalie K. Clouse

(319) 861-8766
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation
Assistant: Rachel, (319) 861-8730

Patrick M. Courtney

(319) 861-8724
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Taxation, Wills, Estate and Probate
Assistant: Molly, (319) 861-8750

Jessica A. Doro

(319) 861-8764
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust, Wills
Assistant: Sarah, (319) 861-8752

Ryan S. Fisher

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

Maureen A. Gronstal

(319) 861-8743
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trusts
Assistant: Cheryl, (319) 820-7401

Timothy J. Hill

(319) 861-8758
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, including Insurance
Assistant: Lynda, (319) 861-8776

Laura M. Hyer

(319) 861-8742
Area of Practice: Banking, Bankruptcy, Credit Union Law, Creditors' Rights, Real Estate
Assistant: Carrie, (319) 358-5566

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: Stacey, 319-861-8708

Jeremiah D. Junker

(319) 861-8745
Area of Practice: Commercial Litigation, including Insurance
Assistant: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Janice J. Kerkove

(319) 861-8763
Area of Practice: Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law, Trusts, Wills
Assistant: Linda, (319) 861-8767

Shelby A. Mars

319-861-8707
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Law
Assistant: Lynda, 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: Sarah, (319) 861-8709

Mitchell A. Plimmer

319-861-8703
Area of Practice: Business Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate
Assistant: Deb, 319-861-8756

Joseph E. Schmall

(319) 861-8729
Area of Practice: Commercial & Bankruptcy Law, Employee Benefits, Pension Plans, Real Estate
Assistant: Rachel, (319) 861-8730

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: Jamie, (319) 861-8775

Andrew J. Seyfer

(319) 861-8753
Area of Practice: Corporate and Business Law, Estate Planning, Taxation, Wills, Estate and Probate
Assistant: Molly, (319) 861-8750

Karl M. Sigwarth

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

Dean A. Spina

(319) 861-8725
Area of Practice: Affordable Housing, Bank Financing, 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: Jan, (319) 861-8757

Mark R. Van Heukelom

(319) 861-8721
Area of Practice: Business Law, Commercial Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Taxation, Trusts
Assistant: Molly, (319) 861-8750

Nancy A. Wood

319-358-5563
Area of Practice: Employment Discrimination, Employment Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, Labor Relations, Wage and Hour Law
Assistant: James, 319-861-8704

Joseph W. Younker

(319) 358-5569
Area of Practice: Civil Litigation, Environmental Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate
Assistant: Alexandria, (319) 358-5564

Timothy J. Hill

Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, including Insurance
  • 2007 1st Avenue SE
  • P.O. Box 2804
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2804
  • Bradley Riley Jacobs PC
  • 500 W. Madison
  • Suite 1000
  • Chicago, IL 60661
  • Phone: (312) 281-0295
  • Direct Line: (319) 861-8758

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, Chair 2014-2016
    • Annual Meeting Committee
    • Corporate Counsel Section Council
  • Merit Selection Panel, Northern District of Iowa, 2015
  • Federal Practice Committee, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 2016-2020
  • Historical Society, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 2016-current, Vice President
  • Chicago Bar Association

Community Awards

  • Recipient of the 2005 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
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Board of Trustees, past President
  • Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court, past President
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library Board of Trustees, past President
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, past President
  • The Englert Theatre, Board of Directors

Representative Cases

  • Quest International Monitor Service, Inc. v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 20-55364, 2021 WL 1546944 (not published); United States District Court for the Central District of California, 8:19-cv-02471, and AAA Arbitration No. 01-18-0002-2945. Successfully represented Rockwell Collins against claims of breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and misappropriation of intellectual property. The three-judge arbitration panel ruled in favor of Rockwell Collins and awarded attorney’s fees. The District Court for the Central District of California granted Rockwell Collins’ Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award, confirming the arbitration panel’s award. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s ruling.
  • James McWilliams v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., et al, USDC., NDIA Case No. 1:17-cv-00123; Patti J. Sparling v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., USDC, NDIA, Case No. 1:17-cv-00137; Lase Guaranty Trust v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., USDC, NDIA Case No. 1:17-cv-00125; Mary Marchese v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., USDC, NDIA Case No. 1:17-cv-00128; Ted Sharpenter v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., USDC, NDIA Case No. 1:17-cv-00113; Matthew D. Heinly v. Rockwell Collins, Inc., USDC, NDIA Case No. 1:17-cv-00127; Cody Laidlaw v. Robert Kelly Ortberg, et al, IA Dist. Ct, Linn County, Case No. CVCV089293. Successfully represented Rockwell Collins in defending against multiple shareholder strike suits challenging its merger with UTC.
  • Patricia Steines, as Administrator of the Estate of Drew Edwards, Walter Edwards and Barbara Edwards v. City of Maquoketa, Iowa, Jackson County, Iowa, Brendan Seimet, Steve Schroeder and Mike Owen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2:19-CV-1028 and In the Matter of the Estate of Drew Edwards, Iowa District Court for Jackson County, ESPR020805. Successfully represented City of Maquoketa with respect to Plaintiff’s multimillion dollar claims in excess of the City’s insurance policy limits. The matter was successfully resolved, including with the City’s carrier.
  • Justinian Hobor, Michael Hobor, Nancy Hobor, Nancy Hobor Dewing, Aquinas Hobor and Roundwood Capital, LLC v. Pioneer Railcorp, Iowa District Court for Scott County, LACE129045. Successfully represented Pioneer Railcorp in and resolving declaratory judgment action alleging violations of the Iowa Business Corporations Act and disputes related to shareholder ownership.
  • Lynx System Developers, Inc. and IsoLynx, LLC v. Zebra Enterprise Solutions Corporation, Zebra Technologies Corporation and ZIH Corp., No. 15-cv-12297 before the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. Represented Zebra Enterprise Solutions Corporation, Zebra Technologies Corporation and ZIH Corp. in contesting trade secret, patent and breach of contract action arising from the parties’ business relationship.
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc., Global Aerospace / West Atlantic Sweden AB. Successfully represented Rockwell Collins and carrier Global Aerospace in resolving multiple wrongful death claims involving multiple parties and arising from an airplane accident in Sweden.
  • Jason Webb v. Steven L. Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, in his individual capacity and official capacity; and Jan Barth, Assistant State Superintendent of Schools, in her individual capacity and official capacity, No. 2:19-cv-447, before the United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division, represented ACT, Inc. and its representatives’ interests.
  • Genosource, LLC v. Inguran, LLC, United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa No. 18-cv-113-CJW-KEM, 11/16/2018 temporary injunction granted: 2018 WL 6028710; 3/14/2019 preliminary injunction granted: 2019 WL 1210111.
  • TRG, LP v. Cessna Aircraft Company, Rockwell Collins, Inc. and Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, No. 15-cv-09141 before the United States District Court, District of Kansas and No. LACV083330 in the Iowa District Court for Linn County. Successfully represented Rockwell Collins in multidistrict negligence, breach of warranty and products liability actions arising from an airplane accident whose flight originated from Leeds Bradford Airport in Yorkshire, Great Britain.
  • Kum & Go, L.C. v. Financial Consulting and Trading International, Inc., No. 4:15-cv-00040-HCA, before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa: successfully represented international ATM vendor in ATM contract dispute, resulting in order in favor of vendor, including entitlement to attorneys fees.
  • Hawkeye Land Co. v. ITC Midwest, LLC, 2015 WL 4741141 (N.D. Iowa 2015). Represent electric transmission company in various forums, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, contesting trespass and other commercial claims.
  • Phoenix International Company, et al v. Infinity Contact, Inc., No 5:13-cv-05905, before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Represented call center vendor against TCPA class action claims and related coverage dispute; coverage over several policies, over several years, at issue.
  • American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al v. Aereo, Inc., 2013 WL 5276124 (N.D. Iowa 2013). Successfully represented Aereo-competitor in motion to quash Aereo subpoena seeking competitor’s trade secrets, and securing attorney fee award in favor of client.
  • 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, resulting in judgment, orders in favor of client.

Publications and Speeches

  • “Gender Matters” The Iowa Lawyer, November 2018
  • “Advancing Diversity in the Workplace”; ISBA’s 2020 Corporate Counsel and Trade Regulation Seminar: Written Materials for the Panel
  • “Promoting Diversity on Federal Bench and in Practice” ISBA Federal Practice Committee Seminars in 2017 and 2020
  • “Battleground Discovery”, Perrin Conferences, Class    Action Litigation Conference (2017)
  • “Emerging Ethics Topics for In-House Counsel”, 3rd    Annual Corporate Counsel Forum, Iowa Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (2016)
  • “Ethical Issues in Class Action Practice”, Perrin Conferences, Class Action Litigation Conference (2016)
  • “New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (effective 12/1/2015) and In-House Counsel Considerations of Same”, IA Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting (2015)
  • “New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure”, Perrin Conferences, Class Action Litigation Conference (2015)
  • “Risk Management Overview; Policy Types & Coverage Typically Afforded and Additional Insured Coverage”, True North (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)