Phone: 515-271-5914
Dennis P. Ogden


Dennis P. Ogden


"Responding promptly and effectively to a client's needs is my highest priority. A lawyer who listens carefully and really understands the client is best able to tell their story at trial."

A well-respected trial lawyer, Dennis P. Ogden is a shareholder with nearly 40 years experience representing businesses, large and small, and individuals in federal and state courts, and administrative tribunals throughout the state of Iowa. Dennis' civil trial practice is diverse but emphasizes commercial litigation, defense of personal injury lawsuits, employment cases and property tax cases. As a founding member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Dennis has devoted many years to defense of trucking companies, truck drivers and transportation litigation.

Dennis is a past president of Lincoln Inne, and has served the Iowa State Bar Association both as chair of the eCommerce Section and as a member of the Bench Bar Committee. A frequent speaker on litigation, employment law and property tax law, he also has enjoyed serving the Greater Des Moines community in various volunteer activities since 1982.

Areas of Practice

Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Commercial and Business Litigation, Corporate Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate


In addition to his trial work, Dennis has extensive experience advising businesses and individuals in employment discrimination and contract matters. He has represented both businesses and individuals in nearly every county in Iowa on reducing tax assessments on real property.


AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell
President's Citation, Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (for work as chair of the Law-Related Education Committee, 1989-1990)