James Fitzsimmons

Fitzsimmons & Vervaecke Law Firm, PC
5 N Federal Ave Ste 200
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 422-0066

Practice Areas

Trial Practice; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation


1992, Iowa and Nebraska
1993, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Law School

Creighton University, J.D. 1992. Vice-President, Student Bar Association. President, Moot Court Board.


Cerro Gordo County (Secretary, 1994-1995)
Iowa State and Nebraska State Bar Associations (Member, Workers' Compensation Section Rules Committee, 1997-1998)
Iowa Association of Justice (Member, 1992-Present, Board of Governors, 1996-2007; CLE Committee, 1997-2009; CLE Chairperson, 2000-2004)
The American Association of Justice (Member, Premises and Motor Vehicle Liability Section)
Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (Member, Rules Committee, 2003-2006, Rules Committee Chair, 2006)
Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group


Appointed Attorney, Grievance Commission, Iowa Supreme Court, 2004-2010. Iowa District 2A Judicial Nominating Commission, 2008-2013. Cerro Gordo County Magistrate Appointing Commission 2015-2020. St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Liturgy Committee, 2004-2010. Newman Catholic Schools, Mason City, School Board 2014-Present. American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Iowa 2015.


Vail, Iowa, September 20, 1966