Firm Overview

Iowa insurance defense, workers’ compensation, and legal services

Aggressive and committed Iowa trial lawyers

The practice of the Patterson Law Firm of Des Moines, Iowa has a focus on litigation, with a particular emphasis on insurance defense, and workers’ compensation.  The firm handles general civil trial and appellate practice in all federal and state courts in Iowa, and in other states on a case-by-case application to the specific court.  No matter how large or small your case, our attorneys will fight aggressively for you, and will support you throughout the legal process.  We will guide you through the proceedings and advise you of your options.  We will listen to your story and explain your case to you in plain language.  Our lawyers are strong advocates, and creative legal thinkers. We are dedicated to obtaining the compensation and justice that your case deserves.

Roots in the local and legal community

Since 1965 the Patterson Law Firm has been providing legal services to Iowa residents.  The firm was founded by Gerald Patterson and James Lorentzen with the original name "Patterson & Lorentzen." They were located in the Insurance Exchange Building, where the firm continues to be located today.  Our attorneys live and work in the area and are committed to community service.  The Patterson Law Firm has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We are a Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorney and General Counsel for the Iowa Insurance Institute.  The firm practices throughout the state of Iowa, and is licensed in all state and federal courts. We are leading trial attorneys who do not shrink from a cause, and who are not afraid to take a case to court.  We are also available for legal services in a wide variety of areas. Whether you have an employment law issue, or are seeking a divorce, we are available to assist you.

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