August 27, 2020

Twenty-two attorneys from Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., a Des Moines-based law firm, were recently selected by their peers to be recognized in respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition for Des Moines. Four attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch, a new category this year.

Best Lawyer of the Year (2021 Edition) – Des Moines

Two attorneys were also recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year 2021 in Des Moines for respective practice areas.

  • David H. Luginbill – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Randall H. Stefani – Bet-the-Company Litigation
Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition)

After each name below in parentheses is the year that the lawyer was first recognized by Best Lawyers.

  • Mark W. Beerman (2003)
    • Trusts and Estates
       
  • J. Eric Boehlert (2011)
    • Municipal Law
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Andrew J. Bracken (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Education Law
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • John H. Bunz (2013)
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Jennifer Clendenin (2015)
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
       
  • Kristin B. Cooper (2021)
    • Economic Development Law
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • R. Mark Cory (2019)
    • Economic Development Law
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Jason M. Craig (2021)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Litigation – Real Estate
       
  • Elizabeth A. Grob (2013)
    • Municipal Law
       
  • Danielle J. Haindfield (2021)
    • Construction Law
       
  • Aaron J. Hilligas (2021)
    • Employment Law – Management
       
  • John D. Hintze (2007)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
       
  • David H. Luginbill (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
       
  • Steven M. Nadel (2021)
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Nathan J. Overberg (2013)
    • Civil Rights Law
    • Employment Law – Management
       
  • Ronald L. Peeler (2013)
    • Education Law
       
  • Ann M. Smisek (2021)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • Randall H. Stefani (2007)
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
       
  • Andrew T. Tice (2013)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
       
  • Miriam Van Heukelem (2021)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • Lindsay A. Vaught (2021)
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation- Labor and Employment
       
  • James R. Wainwright (2020)
    • Litigation - Municipal
Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch (2021 Edition)

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition is based entirely on peer review.

  • Katherine A. Beenken (2021)
    • Education Law
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
       
  • Emily A. Kolbe (2021)
    • Education Law
       
  • Nicholas J. Pellegrin (2021)
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
       
  • Rebecca E. Reif (2021)
    • Education Law
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment


Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©,
9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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Beenken, Katherine

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515-246-0303

Beerman, Mark

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515-246-0301

Boehlert, J. Eric

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515-246-0367

Bracken, Andrew

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515-246-0307

Bunz, John

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515-246-0336

Clendenin, Jennifer

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515-246-0311

Cooper, Kristin

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515-246-0330

Cory, R. Mark

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515-246-0378

Craig, Jason

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515-246-0372

Grob, Elizabeth

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Haindfield, Danielle

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515-246-0374

Hilligas, Aaron

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Hintze, John

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Kolbe, Emily

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Luginbill, David

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515-246-0325

Nadel, Steven

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515-246-0306

Overberg, Nathan

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515-246-0329

Peeler, Ronald

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515-246-0302

Pellegrin, Nicholas

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515-246-0343

Reif, Rebecca

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Smisek, Ann

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Stefani, Randall

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515-246-0357

Tice, Andrew

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515-246-0317

Van Heukelem, Miriam

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515-246-0342

Vaught, Lindsay

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515-246-0333

Wainwright, James

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515-246-0319

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