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 J. Noth  (Fellow, elected in 2004)
    • R. Mark Cory  (Fellow, elected in 2011)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Edward W. Remsburg (Fellow, elected in 2003)
    • Randall H. Stefani (Fellow, elected in 2011)
    • David Luginbill (Fellow, elected in 2017)
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Mark W. Beerman (Fellow)
  • The American Lawyer
    • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (2011 Top Lawyer)
  • American Registry, Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers
    • Edward W. Remsburg (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 H. Luginbill (2009)
    • Edward W. Remsburg (2009 & 2011)
    • Randall H. Stefani (2009 & 2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America© - U.S. News / Iowa
    • For 2018, 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 (2019)
      • Education Law - Andrew J. Bracken
      • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants - David H. Luginbill
      • Public Finance Law - John H. Bunz
         
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law - William J. Noth (2011-2019)
    • Arbitration - Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (1999-2017)
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Edward W. Remsburg (2006-2019)
      • Randall H. Stefani (2014-2019)
    • Civil Rights Law - Nathan Overberg (2019)
    • Commercial Litigation
      • Andrew J. Bracken (2013-2019)
      • David H. Luginbill (2013-2019)
      • Edward W. Remsburg (2006-2019)
      • Randall H. Stefani (2007-2019)
    • Corporate Law - John D. Hintze (2007-2019)
    • Education Law
      • Andrew J. Bracken (2013-2019)
      • Peter L. Pashler (2013-2017)
      • Ronald L. Peeler (2013-2019)
    • Employment Law - Management
      • Andrew J. Bracken (2013-2019)
      • James C. Hanks (1995-2019)
      • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (1999-2017)
      • Nathan J. Overberg (2013-2019)
      • Edward W. Remsburg (2006-2019)
    • Labor Law - Management
      • James C. Hanks (1995-2019)
      • Edward W. Remsburg (2006-2019)
    • Litigation - Antitrust - Edward W. Remsburg (2006-2019)
    • Litigation - Construction - Edward W. Remsburg (2006-2019)
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment - Andrew J. Bracken (2013-2019)
    • Litigation - Municipal - Ivan T. Webber (2008-2019)
    • Litigation - Real Estate - Ivan T. Webber (2008-2019)
    • Mediation - Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (2013-2017)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law - John D. Hintze (2007-2019)
    • Municipal Law
      • J. Eric Boehlert (2013-2019)
      • Elizabeth A. Grob (2013-2019)
    • Personal Injury Litigation / Defendants - Andrew T. Tice (2013-2019)
    • Product Liability Litigation / Defendants - David H. Luginbill (2013-2019)
    • Professional Malpractice Law / Plaintiffs - Randall H. Stefani (2007-2019)
    • Public Finance Law
      • J. Eric Boehlert (2011-2019)
      • John H. Bunz (2013-2019)
      • R. Mark Cory (2019)
      • William J. Noth (2011-2019)
    • Trusts and Estates Law - Mark W. Beerman (2003-2019)
    • Workers Compensation Law / Employers - Jennifer Clendenin (2016-2019)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who
    • David H. Luginbill (Lifetime Member)
  • Chambers USA / Iowa
    • Labor and Employment
      • Firm Ranking
      • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy - Senior Statesmen (2005-2018)
      • Andrew J. Bracken (2013-2018)
      • James C. Hanks (2008-2018)
      • Nathan J. Overberg (2005-2016)
    • Litigation: General Commercial
      • Firm Ranking
      • Edward W. Remsburg - Senior Statesmen (2009-2018)
      • David H. Luginbill (2009-2018)
      • Randall H. Stefani (2009-2018)
      • 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 (2008-2010)
  • COSA (National Council of School Board Attorneys)
    • Edgar H. Bittle - Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
    • James C. Hanks - Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Governor's Award for Volunteers
    • Sue L. Seitz
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers / Iowa
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
      • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (2017)
    • Business Litigation
      • Jason M. Craig - Rising Stars (2013-2018)
      • Wade R. Hauser III (2007-2017)
      • Edward W. Remsburg (2018)
    • Employment and Labor Law
      • James C. Hanks (2007-2018)
      • Elizabeth Gregg Kennedy (2007-2017)
      • Nathan J. Overberg (2007-2018)
      • Edward W. Remsburg (2007-2017)
    • Estate & Probate
      • Mark W. Beerman (2007-2018)
    • General Litigation
      • Randall H. Stefani (2007-2018)
    • Government Finance
      • William J. Noth (2014-2018)
    • Personal Injury - Products: Defense
      • David H. Luginbill (2007-2018)
    • Schools & Education
      • Miriam Van Heukelem - Rising Stars (2018)
    • State, Local & Municipal
      • Maria E. Brownell - Rising Stars (2018)
      • Ivan T. Webber (2009-2018)
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
    • Ivan T. Webber - Marvin J Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award (2017)
  • Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
    • Ivan Webber - Broadband Vanguard Award (2018)
  • Iowa Rural Water Association
    • John F. McKinney - Hall of Fame Award (2010)
  • Iowa Association for Justice (formerly Iowa Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Ivan T. Webber - Outstanding Member Award (1981-1982)
  • National School Boards Association - Council of School Attorneys
    • James C. Hanks - Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Presidential Who's Who
    • Edward W. Remsburg (2010)