Litigation / Trial Law
Litigation team represents clients in a wide array of civil and commercial matters
courts, appellate courts, arbitration, mediation and proceedings before administrative
In addition to the State and Federal District Courts, its attorneys have appeared
before the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals, numerous federal circuit
of appeal, including the Eighth and Federal Circuits, the United States Court
of Claims and innumerable state agencies.
BrownWinick’s litigation practice covers a broad range of substantive areas including
business torts, contracts, unfair competition, intellectual property, including
patent, trademark, trade secrets
and copyright, securities, employment, healthcare, toxic torts, energy
distribution, software design, communications, real estate, environmental, agricultural,
corporate and partnership disputes, trust and estate disputes and construction.
BrownWinick’s litigation attorneys become well versed in the industry
or issues at stake to provide our clients with the best advocacy possible.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration, mediation, “minitrials” and other techniques for minimizing or avoiding
expense, both in Iowa and nationwide.
attorneys are experienced in state and federal appellate advocacy, not only locally
but on a national scale.
Defense of lender liability suits, as well as the structuring of workouts to
resolve major creditor collection actions.
Representation of lenders, creditors and lessors in enforcement of security interests,
obtaining relief from stay, participation in reorganization plans and related
Bankruptcy Court litigation.
Commercial litigation, including suits on contracts, claims of tortious interference,
misrepresentation and fraud, RICO violations and suits for injunctive relief.
Representation of clients involved in large, factually and/or legally complex
including trade secrets, software contract issues, securities, professional
liability, class action defense and tax matters.
Representation of contractors and owners in connection with construction matters,
preparation of defense and prosecution of claims, bonding matters, business advice
and counseling of contractors.
Litigation and disputes arising out of plans governed by ERISA, COBRA, the Taft-Hartley
Act, Iowa government pension funds and similar statutes
BrownWinick's employment law attorneys
represent employers in litigation, arbitration and administrative
proceedings related to the employment relationship, discrimination, wrongful discharge,
non-competes and general employment agreements.
BrownWinick’s environmental attorneys defend CERCLA claims, handle third party
contribution lawsuits and defend
EPA and IDNR penalty and injunctive actions and criminal enforcement actions.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Represent clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets
cases, at the trial level, in the appellate courts and in mediation and arbitration.
firm's attorneys have handled matters in State and Federal District Court and
the Federal and Regional Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Representation of manufacturers and distributors in defending product liability
claims involving industrial, commercial and consumer products.
Litigation relating to land transfers, boundaries, foreclosures, development
and related disputes.
Trusts and Estates
Disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty, estate taxation, will contests and
actions for trust accounting.