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Our litigation attorneys are continually focused on one primary goal: a successful end result for our clients. Whether litigation involves a multi-million dollar corporate contract or a small-claims debt, the litigation practice group approaches each and every case with a unique customization, professionalism and the commitment to success for which Brick Gentry is known.

Litigation Disputes can be resolved in various ways - across a bargaining table, in arbitration, and at a trial. Our philosophy is rooted in achieving what's in our clients' best interests. There is no arena that is foreign to us or that doesn't benefit from our track record of success. We are highly skilled and frequently practiced in all areas of litigation, and our clients know that the best advocate for them is their attorney from Brick Gentry. It goes without saying that our attorneys are highly familiar with Iowa's courts and its judges, in order to continually represent each of our clients with the utmost skill and intelligence, and to address any litigation need of any kind, at any time.

Litigation can include misdemeanors, negligence, personal injury, contract disputes, trespass, property damage, nuisance, and small-claims actions.

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Litigation Areas of Expertise

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this process, parties try to resolve their issue(s) outside the judicial court system. In recent years alternative forms of dispute resolution have gained widespread acceptance among both the general public and the legal profession. In fact, in a growing number of cases, courts require parties to attempt resolving their issues through alternative dispute resolution, usually in the form of mediation. As impartial mediators, Brick Gentry attorneys use appropriate techniques and skills to open and improve dialogue between disputing parties to help them reach an agreement on disputed matters.

Commercial and Business Litigation

Businesses often rely on the expertise of Brick Gentry attorneys to swiftly resolve litigation in their favor. Our commercial and business litigation group conducts civil litigation, commercial leasing and financing litigation, and defends corporate clients against personal injury and tort-related cases.

Construction Litigation

The attorneys of Brick Gentry tackle complex construction litigation for owners, contractors, lenders, architects and vendors involved in every type and size of construction. Past cases have included simple breach of contract claims with economic loss and other delay damages, to sophisticated financing issues, to major construction catastrophes involving death and personal injury.

Family Law

Brick Gentry's family law team deals with issues related to domestic relations as well as family. These include marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships; issues arising during marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, guardianship, surrogacy, child abuse and child abduction; the termination of a relationship; and ancillary matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders such as child custody and visitation, and child support awards.

Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys of Brick Gentry have established a strong record of representing business clients and individuals with regard to accident-based personal injury lawsuits. Among the department's clients are municipalities, self-insured business entities and the insured clients of liability carriers, as well as individuals. They are represented in tort-related matters, trials and appellate litigation throughout Iowa in cases involving motor vehicle, premises, general liability, construction, mass transit, product liability, municipal liability, education, toxic torts, insurance coverage, senior care facilities and professional liability matters.