Description: Hanson, Bjork & Russell, L.L.P., is a trial and general practice law firm. The firm is located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tracing its beginnings back to 1912, the firm took on its present name when moving its office to the Des Moines Building, Suite 1300, in 1982. The firm is now located on Locust Street in the Equitable Building, Suite 317, Des Moines, Iowa. The telephone number remains the same.
While a full-service law firm, Hanson, Bjork & Russell has a heavy litigation emphasis, recognized for its trial attorneys in Iowa. The firm has long had an insurance defense practice, presently representing insurance companies from around the country when they need an insurance lawyer in Iowa. The firm has expanded that practice to represent and try cases for the following in state and federal court.
The firm's trial attorneys have litigated cases for clients in need of a trial attorney in Iowa or outside the state involving a variety of matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, burn injury, automobile and other motor vehicle accidents, will contests, workers' compensation, business disputes, employment-related disputes, employment discrimination, and corporate criminal prosecutions.
In addition to offering a trial attorney in Iowa to numerous clients nationwide and in Iowa, the firm has a wide ranging office practice including transactional, commercial, real estate, regulatory, and other business law in Des Moines and in Iowa on behalf of nursing homes, banks, and other business clients, and on behalf of individuals in many areas, including business planning, estate planning, wills and probate, real estate, elder law, and family law.
The firm prides itself in providing high quality services to its clients. Many clients have been with Hanson, Bjork & Russell for more than 25 years. Its excellence has been certified by Martindale Hubbell, an independent, peer-based evaluator that has given the firm an "AV" rating signifying the highest level of ability with very high adherence to the professional standard of conduct and ethics. Attesting to its reputation, much of the law firm business is by referral from other attorneys and law firms looking for a trial attorney in Iowa.
Hanson, Bjork & Russell has sought to remain a medium size firm to retain a close, one-on-one working relationship with its clients. The firm is unique because despite that smaller size it continues to undertake complex litigation often handled by larger firms. Because of size, Hanson, Bjork & Russell is able to offer reasonably priced services to its clients. The firm provides free case evaluations.
Fred E. Beaver
Alan H. Bjork
Michael D. Ensley
Thomas D. Hanson
Dale A. Knoshaug
Clark G. McDermott
Barry A. Russell
Lu Ann White
Ownership: Locally Owned
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Fax: (515) 244-8258