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Stacie M. Codr

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Stacie maintains a diverse civil litigation and trial law practice. Her practice includes but is not limited to health law, professional liability and malpractice defense, professional licensing, employment law, products and premises liability, personal injury, insurance defense, insurance subrogation, and appeals. Stacie frequently represents clients in complex litigation, defends employers and individuals in employment related litigation, and provides employment related advice. A significant amount of her practice is dedicated to representing hospitals, physicians, other licensed health care providers and entities in defense of civil litigation, compliance, and in connection with internal and administrative investigations and complaints. While practicing in Iowa’s state and federal courts, Stacie has tried several jury trials and successfully defended a number of appeals to the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals. Stacie also serves as a member of the adjunct faculty at Drake University Law School where she teaches Medical Malpractice Litigation.

Select Appellate Cases:

  • Zediana v. Ahari and Mason City Clinic, P.C., 957 N.W.2d 319 (Iowa Ct. App. 2021)
  • Merfeld v. Dometic Corp., 940 F.3d 1017 (8th Cir. 2019)
  • Merfeld v. Dometic Corp., 306 F.Supp.3d 1070 (N.D. Iowa 2018)
  • Butts v. Iowa Health et al, No. 13-1034 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015)
  • Nelson v. Mercy Health Services et al, 843 N.W.2d 478 (Iowa Ct. App. 2014)
  • Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. v. Best Reprographics, 841 N.W.2d 356 (Iowa Ct. App. 2013)
  • Mulhern v. Catholic Health Initiatives, 799 N.W.2d 104 (Iowa 2011)
  • Kohles v. Mercy Health Services-Iowa Corp., et al 2010 WL 3894447 (Iowa Ct. App. 2010)
  • Ranes v. Adams Laboratories, Inc. et al, 778 N.W.2d 677 (Iowa 2010)
  • Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. v. Obra Homes, Inc., 782 N.W.2d 169 (Iowa Ct. App. 2010)
  • Ullman v. Congello, 760 N.W.2d 209 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008)



  • American Bar Association 
  • Iowa State Bar Association 
    • ISBA Litigation Section Council (2020)
    • ISBA Health Law Section Council (2017-Present)
      • Chair (2021-2022)
    • ISBA Health Law Legislative Committee (2018-Present)
    • Appellate Practice Committee (2010-Present)
    • Iowa Jury Instructions Committee
  • Polk County Bar Association 
    • President (2023-present); President-Elect (2022-2023); Vice-President (2021-2022); Treasurer (2020-2021); Secretary (2019-2020)
    • CLE Committee-Chair (2016-2018)
  • Iowa Hospital Association - Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys 
    • President; President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary
  • Member Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission (2015-2021)
  • Drake University Law School-Adjunct Professor (2012-Present)
  • Defense Research Institute 
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Polk County Women Attorneys 
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court 
  • Lincoln Inn of Court 

Bar Admission


United States District Court Northern District of Iowa

United States District Court Southern District of Iowa

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 


Legal: University of Iowa, J.D., 2002, with distinction

Undergraduate: University of Iowa, B.A., 1998, with honors

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