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As a direct writer of professional liability insurance, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, (MLM) is committed to providing stable malpractice coverage and practice management services to the Iowa legal community. MLM’s Defense Program offers an enhanced lawyers’ professional liability policy specially designed and rated for defense firms including preferred pricing and individual premium discounts for members of the IDCA.


Established in 1966 and located in Ames, Iowa, Wandling Engineering provides consulting and forensic services nationwide. Our primary focus is in mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering. We assist clients through field investigation, accident reconstruction, product design analysis, and failure analysis and we provide expert testimony in state and federal courts.



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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our team of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants performs investigations in more than 90 technical disciplines. We analyze failures and accidents to determine their causes and we evaluate complex human health and environmental issues to find cost-effective solutions.


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In business since 1909, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company provides personal and commercial insurance products through more than 1,700 independent agents in 12 states. With more than $500 million in total written premium, the company is the 120th largest property and casualty carrier in the United States and the nation's largest reinsurer of farm mutual companies. Grinnell Mutual's strength and stability are built from the personal service we provide to our customers. Visit www.grinnellmutual.com to discover Grinnell Mutual.


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EMC Insurance Companies ranks among the top 50 insurance organizations in the United States and is one of the largest property and casualty companies in Iowa, based on net written premium.

Founded in 1911, EMC Insurance Companies is financially solid, built on over 100 years of serving policyholders and independent insurance agents. Today, EMC employs more than 2,300 employees in 20 locations across the country.

EMC sells its products solely through independent insurance agencies in more than 40 states. We believe our partnership with independent agents brings a superior level of personalized service to the insurance process.


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