Our firm and our attorneys have been recognized with a variety of distinguished honors and awards over the years. 
 
Martindale-Hubbell®AV® Rating
  • Our Firm and many of our attorneys have received an AV® Rating
American College of Bond Counsel
  • William Noth (retired) (Fellow, elected in 2004)
  • R. Mark Cory  (Fellow, elected in 2011)
American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Edward Remsburg (retired) (Fellow, elected in 2003)
  • Randall Stefani (Fellow, elected in 2011)
  • David Luginbill (Fellow, elected in 2017)
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Mark Beerman (Fellow)
The American Lawyer
  • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (2011 Top Lawyer)
American Registry, Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers
  • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006)
Benchmark Litigation

Nominated for inclusion in Benchmark Appellate Practice Guide as a leading Appellate Practice Firm in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • David Luginbill (2009)
  • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2009 & 2011)
  • Randall Stefani (2009 & 2011)
Best Lawyers in America© - U.S. News / Iowa
  • For 2019, the firm was recognized in 12 practice areas.
    • Tier 1:  Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Employment Law/Management, Labor Law/Management, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Public Finance Law, Workers' Compensation Law-Employers
       
  • Des Moines Lawyer of the Year (2020)
    • Construction Law - Randy Stefani
       
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law - William Noth (retired) (2011-2019)
  • Arbitration - Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (1999-2017)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006-2019)
    • Randall Stefani (2014-2020)
  • Civil Rights Law - Nathan Overberg (2020)
  • Construction Law - Randy Stefani (2020)
  • Corporate Law - John Hintze (2007-2020)
  • Education Law
    • Drew Bracken (2013-2020)
    • Peter Pashler (retired) (2013-2017)
    • Ronald Peeler (2013-2020)
  • Employment Law - Management
    • Drew Bracken (2013-2020)
    • James Hanks (retired) (1995-2020)
    • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (1999-2017)
    • Nathan Overberg (2013-2020)
    • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006-2019)
  • Labor Law - Management
    • James Hanks (retired) (1995-2020)
    • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006-2019)
  • Litigation - Antitrust - Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006-2019)
  • Litigation - Commercial
    • Drew Bracken (2013-2020)
    • David Luginbill (2013-2020)
    • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006-2019)
    • Randall Stefani (2007-2020)
  • Litigation - Construction - Edward Remsburg (retired) (2006-2019)
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment - Drew Bracken (2013-2020)
  • Litigation - Municipal
    • James Wainwright (2020)
    • Ivan Webber (retired) (2008-2019)
  • Litigation - Real Estate - Ivan Webber (retired) (2008-2019)
  • Mediation - Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (2013-2017)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law - John Hintze (2007-2020)
  • Municipal Law
    • J. Eric Boehlert (2013-2020)
    • Elizabeth Grob (2013-2020)
  • Personal Injury Litigation / Defendants - Andrew Tice (2013-2020)
  • Product Liability Litigation / Defendants - David Luginbill (2013-2020)
  • Professional Malpractice Law / Plaintiffs - Randall Stefani (2007-2020)
  • Public Finance Law
    • J. Eric Boehlert (2011-2020)
    • John Bunz (2013-2020)
    • R. Mark Cory (2019-2020)
    • William Noth (retired) (2011-2019)
  • Trusts and Estates Law - Mark Beerman (2003-2020)
  • Workers Compensation Law / Employers
    • Jennifer Clendenin (2016-2020)
    • Andrew Tice (2020)
Cambridge Who’s Who
  • David Luginbill (Lifetime Member)
Chambers USA / Iowa
  • Labor and Employment
    • Firm Ranking (2005-2019)
    • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) - Senior Statesmen (2005-2018)
    • Drew Bracken (2013-2019)
    • James Hanks (retired) (2008-2019)
    • Nathan Overberg (2005-2016)
  • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Firm Ranking (2009-2019)
    • Edward Remsburg - Senior Statesmen (retired) (2009-2017)
    • David Luginbill (2009-2019)
    • Randall Stefani (2009-2019)
    • Miriam Van Heukelem - Associate to Watch (2016), Up and Coming (2017)
Corporate Counsel Annual Guide to Labor and Employment Law – Top Lawyers
  • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (2008-2010)
COSA (National Council of School Board Attorneys)
  • Edgar Bittle (retired) - Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
  • James Hanks (retired) - Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
Governor's Award for Volunteers
  • Sue Seitz
Great Plains Super Lawyers / Iowa
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (2017)
  • Business Litigation
    • Jason Craig (2019) (Rising Stars 2013-2018)
    • Wade Hauser III (retired) (2007-2017)
    • John Hintze (2007-2014)
    • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2018)
  • Civil Litigation
    • Andrew Tice - Rising Stars (2013-2015)
  • Construction Litigation
    • Danielle Haindfield - Rising Stars (2014-2015)
    • Andrew Tice - Rising Stars (2013-2015)
  • Employment and Labor Law
    • James Hanks (retired) (2007-2019)
    • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (retired) (2007-2017)
    • Steven Nadel (2009-2013)
    • Nathan Overberg (2007-2019)
    • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2007-2017)
  • Employment Litigation
    • Andrew Tice - Rising Stars (2013-2015)
  • Estate & Probate
    • Mark Beerman (2007-2019)
  • General Litigation
    • Randall Stefani (2007-2019)
  • Government Finance
    • William Noth (retired) (2014-2018)
  • Insurance Coverage
    • Andrew Tice - Rising Stars (2013-2015)
  • Personal Injury - General
    • Andrew Tice - Rising Stars (2013-2015)
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense
    • David Luginbill (2007-2019)
  • Schools & Education
    • Danielle Haindfield - Rising Stars (2014-2015)
    • Miriam Van Heukelem - Rising Stars (2018-2019)
  • State, Local & Municipal
    • Maria Brownell - Rising Stars (2018-2019)
    • Danielle Haindfield - Rising Stars (2014-2015)
    • Ivan Webber (retired) (2009-2018)
  • Workers' Compensation
    • Andrew Tice - Rising Stars (2013-2015)
International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Ivan Webber (retired) - Marvin J Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award (2017)
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
  • Ivan Webber (retired) - Broadband Vanguard Award (2018)
Iowa Rural Water Association
  • John McKinney (retired) - Hall of Fame Award (2010)
Iowa Association for Justice (formerly Iowa Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Ivan Webber (retired) - Outstanding Member Award (1981-1982)
National School Boards Association - Council of School Attorneys
  • James Hanks (retired) - Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
Presidential Who's Who
  • Edward Remsburg (retired) (2010)