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James Lawyer

Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton, Drake & Conklin, LLP
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James Lawyer
Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton, Drake & Conklin, LLP


Public Speaking/Seminars:

Channing, David and Jim have lectured before groups of attorneys all over the state of Iowa. The number and scope of topics presented are diverse and numerous, including:

Presenting evidence at trial

Understanding key terms in work comp

Understanding critical settlement issues for work comp and personal injury

Handling mediation for work comp and personal injury

Proper investigation of claims

Understanding the role of Social Security disability benefits in work comp

Understanding the role of Medicare in injury claims

Handling expert witnesses and their testimony

Conducting direct and cross-examination of lay witnesses and expert witnesses

Alternative medical care proceedings in work comp

Investigating the correct weekly pay amounts for workers

Basically, if it touches on Iowa workers' compensation or personal injury claims each of our partners have presented on those topics

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation for the Injured

Handling select cases to promote a safer workplace

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1979

U.S. Federal Court, 1979


Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa - J.D. - 1978

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa - B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 1975

Published Works

Iowa Workers' Compensation, Harrison Company, 1999

Iowa Practice: Workers' Compensation, West, 2013

Representative Cases

Johnson v. Harlan Community School Dist., 427 N.W.2d 460 (Iowa 1988)

Professional Associations and Memberships

Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, Board of Governors, 1981 - 1985

Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 1979 - Present

Iowa Association for Justice, 1979 - Present

Iowa Association for Justice - Workers' Compensation Section

Iowa Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc

American Association for Justice CRPS

American Association Burn Injury Litigation Group

Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa, Member, 1979 - Present

2014 "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"

Pro Bono Activities

Volunteer service to Iowa Head Injury Association, Legal Rights Committee - Past Chairman of the Legal Rights Committee for the Iowa Head Injury Association.

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