Thursday Networking Reception at Principal Park

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.


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Hammer Law Firm was founded in 1988 by David L. Hammer and Angela C. Simon. Located in Dubuque, the firm has maintained strong ties to the Iowa Defense Counsel Association and the Defense Bar in both Iowa and Illinois. Attorney Hammer was President of the IDCA in 1992, and Susan M. Hess is following in his tradition of service as this year’s President-Elect.

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In business since 1909, Grinnell Mutual is the 108th-largest property-casualty insurance company in the nation and largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America.  As an Iowa Top Workplace, we act with integrity, trust our employees, serve our customers, and value the relationships we’ve spent 111 years building.

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Woodke & Gibbons, P.C., L.L.O., originally known as Woodke, Otepka & Gibbons, has offices in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The firm was founded by David M. Woodke, Judge Thomas A. Otepka and Michael T. Gibbons with an emphasis on providing civil litigation legal service in both Nebraska and Iowa. 
Woodke & Gibbons is made up of trial lawyers with a demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional legal service in the areas of insurance defense litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, contractor liability and premises liability. The firm specializes in the representation of insurance companies and their insureds in legal matters such as the defense of insureds, coverage disputes and alleged bad faith. 
Woodke & Gibbons promotes its clients' interests through aggressive and cost-effective representation. The firm's resources encompass an expert staff to ensure successful results for its clients. 

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S-E-A is a multi-disciplined forensic engineering and fire investigation company specializing in failure analysis.  We offer a complete investigative service, which includes vehicle accident reconstruction, safety, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials, civil engineering, fire investigation, marine engineering, maritime consulting, environmental analysis and a fully equipped chemical and materials testing laboratory.  These disciplines interact to provide a thorough and independent analysis that will support any subsequent litigation.  S-E-A has 12 locations throughout the United States and over 350 associates.  All our associates are full time employees of the company.


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Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC is a full-service law firm headquartered in Cedar Rapids with an additional office located in Coralville. The firm’s history dates back to 1916 and is home to almost 60 attorneys, offering services in nearly all fields of law.

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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, CO analysis and structural failure analysis, just to name a few and currently, they have been flying a drone throughout the accident site area.  They are conveniently located in Madison, Wisconsin and look forward to working with you on your accident reconstruction needs.  At the Skogen Engineering Group booth/table you can pick up a brochure that includes their contact information.


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