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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.


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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The attorneys of Harrison, Moreland, Webber, Simplot & Maxwell, P.C., practice law in Ottumwa and southeast Iowa. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters regarding: General Practice, Probate, Corporate, Real Estate, Family Law, Trials and Labor and Employment Law.


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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The key to determining the cause of an incident is knowing how to read the clues. The licensed engineers at AEI Corporation have over 100 years combined experience in forensic investigations. We are also equipped to handle a full range of testing analysis and provide expert testimony.

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ESi is a full‐service engineering, scientific, and technical consulting firm with locations coast-to‐coast, serving clients across a global footprint. With state‐of‐the‐art facilities and equipment, and an extensive, national network of qualified professionals in almost every technical discipline, ESi can deploy the right team for virtually any project.

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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 117th 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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ReMed Casualty Consultants, Inc. specializes in the medical review of bodily injury claims arising from auto, trucking, general liability and medical malpractice events on a nation-wide basis. Our legal nurse consultants and board-certified physicians objectively analyze causation, past medical treatment necessity, permanent impairment, wage loss and future medical care. We additionally identify facts regarding potential fraud by a claimant or treating medical providers. Our clients include insurance companies, self-insured companies, TPA's and attorneys. They use ReMed’s services to assist in the equitable resolution of claims.

Sellon Forensics Inc. specializes in ELECTRICAL forensic engineering services. Jeffrey L. Sellon, PE has over 35 years of highly diversified “real world” electrical engineering experience. Providing forensic electrical analysis for the legal and insurance industries since 1994. Licensed professional engineer in 29 states.


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For decades, clients have counted on Crane Engineering to provide expert, multi-disciplined forensic engineering and consulting services for insurance claims, subrogation, manufacturing defects, product liability litigation and industrial applications. Our practice areas include forensic engineering, consulting engineering, fire and explosions, building science, mechanical failures, vehicle investigations, biomechanical engineering and data forensics.

HARBINGER offers various jury consulting services including focus groups, mock juries and shadow juries to ensure that your trial presentation is as persuasive and effective as possible. HARBINGER also offers trial consulting services aided by evaluation(s) of mock juries by retired judge(s) and/or justice(s) from state and/or federal trial and appellate courts.


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ION Medical Designs expertly conveys medical and scientific concepts visually for litigation. ION’s demonstratives have been instrumental in helping attorneys win for more than a decade. With legal experience on hundreds of cases across the country, we have key insights for conveying complex ideas for your case. Deliver your next argument at mediation or trial with clearly convincing graphics of uncompromising quality and accuracy. ION provides custom medical illustrations, interactive applications for Android and iOS, 2D and 3D animations, augmented reality (holograms) and virtual reality.

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is one of the world's foremost forensic engineering and consulting firms.  Headquartered in Houston, TX, Rimkus has 48 offices across the U.S. and Europe.  We work with insurance companies, law firms, corporations, government agencies and individuals to help them understand issues and resolve claims and disputes.

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With over 100 years of combined experience, Skogen Engineering Group, Inc. is an excellent choice for experts in the area of accident reconstruction analyses.  Their services include motor vehicle  accident reconstruction, vehicle defect analysis, crash data recorder systems (CDR), heavy truck ECM imaging, product liability, farm and industry accidents, computer simulations, environmental analysis, HVAC and structural failure analysis, just to name a few. They are conveniently located in Madison, Wisconsin, and look forward to working with you on your accident reconstruction needs.

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