Jeffrey A Boehlert, Trial Lawyer and Mediator-ADR Neutral

Jeff’s 35+ years of civil trial practice has included diverse legal, medical, professional malpractice, product liability, construction, contract, real estate, constitutional and personal injury law issues. He has had the privilege of litigating matters in all Federal and State Courts and before many Administrative Agencies in Iowa. Jeff devotes a significant amount of his practice to Mediation and Arbitration as a Neutral.

Contact Information

Patterson Law Firm, LLP
505 – 5th Avenue, Suite 729
Des Moines, IA 50309

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice – medical, legal, real estate
Environmental Litigation [Former MGP]
Mediation & Arbitration as a Neutral


Bachelor of Science, Utica College, Magna Cum Laude, 1975
Juris Doctorate, 1978, Drake University Law School
Conception Seminary, 1989 to 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

Polk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
American Academy of ADR Attorneys
C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court

Volunteer Associations and Memberships

The majority of Jeff’s time outside his law office is devoted to various areas of community service as a Permanent Deacon in the Des Moines Diocese. He and his wife coordinate a pre-marriage FOCCUS program with couples prior to marriage; he makes hospital and nursing home visits to the sick; presides at baptisms, weddings and funerals and frequently provides pro bono legal assistance to the elderly, deployed military families and those who can least afford a lawyer.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • Iowa Legal Aid Excellence in Service Award
    [Dean’s Cup Organization & Planning Committee 2004-present]