What the team is known for: Specialist expertise in medical malpractice disputes with extensive experience in assisting clients from the public and construction sectors. Regularly assists financial corporations and represents both defendants and plaintiffs in litigation. Attracts respect for its strength in the insurance industry and acts for clients in product liability claims.
Strengths Commentators note that the firm "has experienced litigators and does quality work."
Highly regarded practitioner Thomas A. Finley is described by sources as a "very good lawyer" and hailed as one of the "deans of Iowa medical malpractice defense." He is well known in the market for his work as a mediator.
Kevin J. 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 in the sphere of insurance defense.
Peers comment that Connie L. Diekema is "experienced and well known for being strong in medical malpractice defense." She regularly appears before the Iowa Supreme Court and administrative hearings.
Steven K. Scharnberg boasts a broad litigation practice which includes medical malpractice, licensing and employment matters. He is particularly noted for his experience as a trial lawyer.
Jack D. Hilmes has extensive experience in the civil litigation arena and handles a broad range of matters including those relating to product liability, defamation and trustee and fiduciary liability.