About Our Firm

Our Practice Areas:
Trials and Appeals, Personal Injury, and Workers' Compensation Law

James T. Fitzsimmons - Private Practice Lawyer

Practice Areas

Trial Practice; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation

Admitted

  • 1992, Iowa and Nebraska
  • 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Law School

Creighton University, J.D. 1992. Vice-President, Student Bar Association. President, Moot Court Board.

Member

  • Cerro Gordo County (Secretary, 1994-1995)
  • Iowa State and Nebraska State Bar Associations (Member, Workers' Compensation Section Rules Committee, 1997-1998)
  • Iowa Association of Justice (Member, 1992-Present, Board of Governors, 1996-2007; CLE Committee, 1997-2009; CLE Chairperson, 2000-2004)
  • The American Association of Justice (Member, Premises and Motor Vehicle Liability Section)
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (Member, Rules Committee, 2003-2006, Rules Committee Chair, 2006)
  • Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group

Biography

Appointed Attorney, Grievance Commission, Iowa Supreme Court, 2004-2010. Iowa District 2A Judicial Nominating Commission, 2008-2013. Cerro Gordo County Magistrate Appointing Commission 2015-2020. St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Liturgy Committee, 2004-2010. Newman Catholic Schools, Mason City, School Board 2014-Present. American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Iowa 2015.

Born

Vail, Iowa, September 20, 1966



Mindi M. Vervaecke - Private Practice Lawyer

Practice Areas

Trial Practice; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation

Admitted

  • 1996, Minnesota
  • 1997, Iowa
  • 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • 1999, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa

Law School

University of Iowa, J.D. 1996.

Member

  • Cerro Gordo County (Treasurer, 1997-1998), Iowa State and Minnesota State Bar Associations
  • Iowa Association of Justice (Member: Board of Governors, 2000-2004; 2007-2009; CLE Committee, 1998-2004; Vice-Chair, 2000-2001; Workers' Compensation Core Group, 2001-2010)
  • The American Association of Justice (Member, Insurance Bad Faith Section)
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (CLE Co-Chair 2005-2007)
  • Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, Inc. (Law Book Chair 2006-2007)
  • Iowa Supreme Court Rules Monitoring Committee (2006-2007)
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (2005-Present)

Biography

Program Coordinator and Professor, Paralegal Program, Hamilton College, Mason City, Iowa, 1998-2004. Appointed: Iowa District 2A Judicial Nominating Commission, 2000-2005; Judicial Nominating Commission, Iowa Supreme Court, 2003-2009.SASS(indoor cycling facility) Manager 2011-present. Named to Best Lawyers list in Workers' Compensation in 2013.

Born

Galva, Iowa, August 10, 1971