In every issue of
Defense Update, we highlight a young lawyer. This issue, we get to know Alex Barnett of Lane & Waterman LLP in Davenport.:

Alex Barnett is an associate attorney at Lane & Waterman in Davenport, where he practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, medical malpractice, construction law, insurance coverage disputes, and product liability and mass torts. His practice is almost entirely devoted to litigation and appeals in the state and federal courts of Iowa and Illinois. He has represented clients in a wide variety of civil disputes. His clients have been individuals and companies as well as plaintiffs and defendants. He regularly assists Lane & Waterman’s senior partners with complex civil litigation and enjoys finding creative solutions to difficult problems.

Alex received his B.A., with distinction, in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. Prior to joining Lane & Waterman, Alex served as a law clerk for Iowa’s Seventh Judicial District, where he worked extensively with the Honorable John Telleen on Iowa’s Specialty Business Court. The experience of working with judges as they decide cases provided unique insight on how to deconstruct complex business situations so they can be properly addressed by the legal system, and continues to inform Alex’s approach to the practice of law.

Alex enjoys being active in the Scott County Bar Association and has volunteered as a junior high mock trial coach the past two years. In his free time, Alex enjoys taking advantage of the Quad Cities’ live music scene, playing disc golf and participating in a local pinball league. He resides in Davenport.