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Kevin J. Driscoll

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Kevin is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers.  Kevin has been listed in the Best Lawyers of America since 2008 and Chamber's USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006.  He has been named "Des Moines Construction Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers of America on four separate occasions in 2015, 2017, 2021, and 2023.

Kevin maintains a trial practice in the defense of licensed professionals, including attorneys, accountants, architects, and engineers, as well as companies in the construction and commercial related industries. He has over 35 years of experience resolving construction disputes and insurance claims, including 25 years as the leader of the Firm’s construction law practice.

Representative Trials:

Wilson v. Ritel Copter and Bristol Aerospace: Successfully prosecuted five-week jury trial involving personal injury aviation product liability claim resulting in a $4,100,000 verdict for the firm's client.

Construction Services, Inc. v. Eco Tech: Successfully prosecuted two-week jury trial for firm’s client involving enforcement of indemnity contract arising out of a workplace personal injury accident on a construction site.

Diamond Homes v. Construction Material Testing, Inc.: Successfully defended firm’s client in jury trial involving construction related damages.

American Family Insurance Company v. Monsma Corporation and Bright Electric: Successfully prosecuted two-week jury trial for firm’s client involving fire subrogation claim arising out of construction defect.

Oelrich v. Johnson: Successfully defended legal malpractice jury trial for firm’s client regarding a will that excluded certain IRA assets awarded the heirs of the decedent.

Adrian v. Honkamp Krueger v. Anderson, Lower, Whitlow P.C.: Successfully defended accounting malpractice jury trial for firm’s client regarding the preparation of audited financial statements of a multi-million-dollar manufacturing company.

Quotes from Chambers: 

  • Kevin Driscoll "is probably one of the best construction lawyers in Iowa," according to market sources. He is also held in high regard due to his expertise in defending medical malpractice cases. “Outstanding trial attorney"

  • Kevin Driscoll is an “incredibly practical and well-prepared lawyer who is easy to work with and knows how to pick his battles.” Described as possessing an “excellent horse sense,” sources considered him a “wonderful person to deal with, both lawyer to lawyer and lawyer to client – he’s a credit to the firm.

  • Kevin Driscoll receives high praise from peers, who describe him as "an excellent trial lawyer," adding that "he is knowledgeable and good to work with." Peers particularly praise Driscoll for his work on contentious insurance matters, particularly professional liability defense.

Select Appellate Cases:

  • Gerdts v. Donan Engineering (Iowa Ct. App. No. 21-0727, January 24, 2024)

  • Even and All-Purpose Storage, LLC, v. Title Services Corporation, (Iowa Ct. App. No. 21-0727, June 29, 2022)

  • Core Structural Services, LLC, v. Neumann Brothers, Inc., North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, and Federal Insurance Company, (Iowa Ct. App., No. 20-0432,  2021)

  • In the Matter of the Estate of Ellen P. VanGinkel v. Kronthal, (Iowa Ct. App. No. 18-9 October 9, 2019)

  • Van Dorn v. Hunter, 919 F.3d 541 (8th Cir. 2019)

  • Iowa Sup. Ct. Att’y Disciplinary Bd. v. Stoller, 879 N.W.2d 199 (Iowa 2016)

  • Miranda v. Said, 836 NW 2d 8 (Iowa 2013)

  • Berkey v. City of Mingo, 840 N.W.2d 727 (Iowa Ct. App. 2013)

  • Ross v. Vakulskas Law Firm (No. 10-cv-4100-DEO, Northern District of Iowa 2012)

  • Construction Services v. Eco Tech Cons., (Iowa Ct. App. No. 0-079 / 09-0270, 2010)

  • Steffes v. Bruner, No. 08-0126, 2008 WL 5412226 (Iowa Ct. App. December 31, 2008)

  • R & G Elec., Inc. v. Weydert, No. 07-0156, 2007 WL 4197387 (Iowa Ct. App. Nov. 29, 2007)

  • Pickens v. Soo Line, 264 F.3d 773 (8th Circuit 2001)



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