Story County Employment Lawyers

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Kyle Farmer
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Story County, IA Employment Law Lawyer
(770) 422-4241 809 Wheeler Street
Suite 110-417
Ames, IA 50010
Employment, Agricultural and Immigration
I'm an attorney that knows the struggles of working out on the farm. We know that at times there are shortages of labor, and that you might need legal immigrant workers. We can help get H-2A and H-2B and many other agricultural visas when workers are hard to find.

Story County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(515) 239-5000 618 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Ryan C. Shellady
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney
(515) 242-2435 666 Grand Ave., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Appeals, Divorce and Family
University of Iowa College of Law
Ryan C. Shellady is an associate attorney with BrownWinick and has a general practice including, but not limited to, family law and divorce, administrative law, construction law, OSHA compliance, litigation/trial law, and employment and labor law.

Originally from the Iowa City – Kalona area, Ryan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2016, receiving his B.A., with high distinction and honors, in Ethics and Public Policy. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2019.

During law school, Ryan was involved in the Pro Bono Society, was a Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review,...
Harley C. Erbe
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Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 229-0202 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Harley has spent his law career exclusively handling civil litigation matters, first as a member of two small Iowa law firms, then on his own as a solo attorney. He founded Erbe Law Firm in July 2005. Harley represents individuals and small businesses in car accident, personal injury law, employment law, contract law, insurance law, and construction defect cases in Iowa and nationwide. He has argued and tried jury and nonjury cases in Iowa state and federal court. Harley has also argued before the United States Court of Appeals, the Iowa Supreme Court, and the Iowa Court of Appeals. He...
Marc A. Humphrey
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Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(515) 331-3510 300 Walnut Street Suite 5
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Marc Humphrey founded his own law firm in the fall of 1980. Marc has dedicated his entire career to serving others. Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., provides quality legal representation for those who have been wronged. Marc handles a range of civil practice areas, including personal injury, employment disputes, including sexual harassment and retaliation, consumer protection and medical negligence.
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshall County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa College of Law
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1%) Past President, Iowa State Bar Association Past President, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (250) Past V.P., Iowa Association for Justice (f.k.a. Iowa Trial Lawyers) Founding Board of Directors, American Academy of ADR Attorneys Past Chair, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission Past Member, Iowa Supreme Court Nominating Commission Top Great Plains SuperLawyers (top 5%) Board of Directors, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Board of Directors, Iowa Law School Foundation AVVO rating 10/10
Corey J. L. Walker
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Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(641) 792-3595 2605 SW White Birch Dr Suite 110
Ankeny, IA 50023
Employment, Animal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Drake University Law School
At age 14, I began working for my grandfather in the concrete construction business during the summer school break. The work was hard, hot, and long, but provided me with framework for my character. My grandfather always told me to get a good education so I did not have to do hard labor for the rest of my life. I graduated from Newton High school in 1990 and played on the 1988 state 4A runner-up football team. After I graduated from high school, my mother purchased an appliance store and I began working on...
Eric M. Updegraff
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Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 244-1473 300 Walnut St, Suite 260
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
Representing employees and workers in workplace issues since 2004. I concentrate my practice on protecting workers rights in Workers' Compensation Claims, Personal Injury and Employment Law, including wage and hour disputes, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations; Federal Civil Rights Act violations for age, gender, race, sexual orientation and disabilities. I also represent individuals facing harassment on the basis of race, color and/or national origin under the Federal Civil Rights Act. We are experienced trial lawyers in representing workers faced with all types of employment law issues, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile-environment sexual harassment, quid...
Philip Colt Moss
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Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(515) 281-1475 2501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Facing the threat of criminal prosecution or a lawsuit can be daunting. Colt Moss will bring energy and verve to your situation. He takes great satisfaction in helping his clients solve problems that they cannot solve on their own. Colt wants to help you navigate whatever problems life has created for you and is determined to be there with you every step of the way. “I stress the importance of communicating with my clients throughout the process,” Colt says. “I want to help them find hope and optimism in an otherwise challenging time.” Using creativity and hard work, Colt will...
Blake Parker
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Dallas County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 387-8167 211 South 7th Street, Suite. D
Adel, IA 50003
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Family and Social Security Disability
The John Marshall Law School
Blake Parker has been in private practice since 1983, opening his Clinton office in 2011, where his son, Judd Parker, joined in 2012, and moving the Parker Law Office PLLC to Adel, Iowa representing clients in Central Iowa. Blake is licensed in Iowa, Illinois, and Federal Court.
Jonathan Kramer
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Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Collections
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa College of Law
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(515) 619-6815 1200 Valley West Drive, #208B
Des Moines, IA 50266
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Drake Law School
Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer
(515) 697-3633 801 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Appeals and IP
University of Iowa College of Law
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney
(515) 699-3282 801 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Iowa College of Law
Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa College of Law
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(515) 271-9033 6910 Hemingway St
Johnston, IA 50131
Employment and Insurance Defense
Marshall County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(641) 352-5005 2324 S 5th Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa College of Law .
Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer
(515) 288-6041 317 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Polk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(515) 274-1450 6701 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Construction
University of Iowa, College of Law .
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(515) 283-4635 666 Walnut St Ste 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Appeals, Business and IP
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(515) 309-9610 400 Locust St Ste 340
Des Moines, IA 50309
Employment, Appeals and Criminal
Polk County, IA Employment Law Attorney
4436 NW 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Employment and Administrative
Jamie Linn Cox
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Carroll County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(712) 792-0001 110 West 8th Street
Carroll, IA 51401
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
Jamie L. Cox is a partner at Willson & Pechacek, PLC, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Cox’s general litigation practice focuses on employment and labor law, estate and trust litigation, personal injury law, business law, and civil rights law. He represents clients in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County and throughout Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. A native of Wapello, Iowa, Mr. Cox graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in history and sociology. He later obtained his law degree from The University of Iowa College of Law. Licensed to practice in the state...
Christopher M. Nydle
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Linn County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(319) 396-9711 2405 Westdale Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Education and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Heather Michelle Simplot
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Wapello County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Arizona State University, College of Law
Franklin County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(325) 650-6790 PO Box 298
Hampton, IA 50441
Employment, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Black Hawk County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(319) 233-6163 405 E 5th St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Employment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Bremer County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(319) 352-1637 303 1st Ave NE
Waverly, IA 50677
Employment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Law
Cerro Gordo County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(641) 424-4333 23 3rd Street NW
P.O. Box 525
Mason City, IA 50402
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa College of Law
Bremer County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(319) 352-1148 123 1st St SE
Waverly, IA 50677
Employment, Business, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Wapello County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(641) 683-1626 104 S Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Wapello County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(641) 683-1626 104 S Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Employment, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Drake University Law School
Wapello County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa College of Law
Madison County, IA Employment Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(515) 462-3731 2 W Jefferson St
Winterset, IA 50273
Employment, Business, Collections and Workers' Comp
Black Hawk County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(319) 235-7975 607 Sycamore St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Employment, Business, Collections and Divorce
University of Iowa Law
Ann Brown
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Linn County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(319) 826-2250 600 Third Street SE, Suite 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Employment and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
I have spent my career representing individuals and families throughout Iowa in personal injury and employment law claims. In 2017, after 12 years at a successful firm in Cedar Rapids, I started my own law firm, Ann Brown Legal, where we help our clients navigate the legal system from the beginning of a case all the way through the appeal process if necessary.
Robert O'Shea
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Linn County, IA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(319) 866-9277 2735 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Employment, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Robert J. O'Shea has been with Brady & O'Shea, PC since its inception. He is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. O'Shea graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1991, earning his Bachelor's Degree in business with cum laude honors. He obtained his law degree with honors from Drake University in 1995, graduating third in his class, and was elected Order of the Coif. He also was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts. Mr. O'Shea was admitted to Iowa Bar in 1995. In addition to practicing in Iowa's state courts, Mr. O'Shea is admitted...
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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