My experience and focus allow me to be highly efficient. When I’m representing a client through the litigation process, I know quick resolution is critical.

Thomas J. Levis


Tom Levis is a shareholder of Brick Gentry P.C. and a member of the Firm’s executive committee. His practice emphasizes general civil litigation including personal injury law, as well as construction and real estate litigation, matrimonial and family law, and general business and business associations law. Tom has excellent mediation skills and provides mediation services through the district court mediation program.

Community service has been a central part of Tom’s career. In addition to serving on numerous boards within the legal industry, he has also volunteered his time to serve on the Polk County Conservation Board, the Mentor Iowa Board of Directors and the Foster Care Review Board. He has coached the Valley High School mock trial teams and frequently volunteers to serve as a judge for college mock trial competitions.



Honors & Recognition

President of the Iowa State Bar Association 2018-2019

Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors 2012-2019

Past Board member and 2011-2012 President of the Polk County Bar Association

5C District Court Judicial Nominating Commission 2013- 2019

Former Board member and President of Polk County Conservation Board.

  • In 2012, as President of the Polk County Conservation Board, the citizens of Polk County approved a $50,000,000 Bond referendum for conservation, water quality and park amenities.
  • In 2020 while on the Conservation Board, Polk County citizens approved a $60,000,000 Bond referendum for water quality, Conservation, a water trails project, and park amenities.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 15 years, most recently in 2015 (© 2014 Woodward/White), as among the elite practitioners in the areas of:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation


Drake University Law School, J.D., 1977

Drake University, B.A., Political Science, 1974

Bar Admissions

Iowa 1977

United States District Court Southern and Northern Districts, 1977

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977

United States Supreme Court 1979


Iowa State Bar Association; serving as Vice President 2016; Board of Governors District 5C Representative.

Polk County Bar Association

Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Program

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