Jim Lawyer

Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P.
1415 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 224-4400
www.lldd.net


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

Education
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