August 20, 2021

Twenty 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® 2022 edition for Des Moines. Six attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch.

Best Lawyer of the Year® (2022 Edition) – Des Moines
Three attorneys were also recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year®2022 in Des Moines for respective practice areas.

  • Eric Boehlert – Municipal Law
  • John Bunz – Public Finance Law
  • Ronald Peeler – Education Law

Best Lawyers in America® (2022 Edition) – Des Moines

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

  • Mark Beerman (2003)
    • Trusts and Estates
       
  • Eric Boehlert (2011)
    • Municipal Law
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Andrew Bracken (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Education Law
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • John Bunz (2013)
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Jennifer Clendenin (2015)
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
       
  • Kristin Cooper (2021)
    • Economic Development Law
    • Public Finance Law
       
  • Jason Craig (2021)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Litigation – Real Estate
       
  • Beth Grob (2013)
    • Municipal Law
       
  • Danielle Haindfield (2021)
    • Construction Law
    • Education Law
       
  • Aaron Hilligas (2021)
    • Employment Law – Management
       
  • John Hintze (2007)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
       
  • David Luginbill (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
       
  • Steven Nadel (2021)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Nathan Overberg (2013)
    • Civil Rights Law
    • Employment Law – Management
  • Ronald Peeler (2013)
    • Education Law
       
  • Ann Smisek (2021)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • Andrew Tice (2013)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
  • Miriam Van Heukelem (2021)
    • Education Law
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • Lindsay Vaught (2021)
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • James Wainwright (2020)
    • Litigation – Municipal

Best Lawyers® – Ones to Watch (2022 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 Beenken (2021)
    • Education Law
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Emily Kolbe (2021)
    • Education Law
       
  • Nicholas Pellegrin (2021)
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
       
  • Rebecca Reif (2021)
    • Education Law
    • Labor and Employment Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
       
  • Conner Wasson (2021)
    • Construction Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Real Estate Law
       
  • Carrie Weber (2022)
    • Education Law

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. More than 113,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 15 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 10.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 66,000 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.

For over 130 years, Ahlers & Cooney has been providing comprehensive legal services to local, state, national and international businesses, educational institutions, and municipalities.

More information can be found at:  www.bestlawyers.com, www.ahlerslaw.com

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

Craig, Jason

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515-246-0372

Grob, Elizabeth

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515-246-0305

Haindfield, Danielle

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515-246-0374

Hilligas, Aaron

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515-246-0327

Hintze, John

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515-246-0309

Kolbe, Emily

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515-246-0362

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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515-246-0347

Smisek, Ann

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515-246-0310

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

Wasson, Conner

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515-246-0341

Weber, Carrie

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515-246-0315

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