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I'm a Des Moines area native and member at the BrownWinick Law Firm.  As an attorney at BrownWinick there isn't much I haven't done.  I am heavily involved in the banking and litigation areas but represent numerous and diverse clients across a wide range of interests.  I've served as a “utility player” of sorts for many clients in many areas.  I thoroughly enjoy this variety in my practice and I think the broad range of experiences helps me bring new perspectives to client issues.

My Approach

I strive to be a good listener to help my clients achieve their goals.  Every legal relationship must be built on trust and solid communication.  Establish a solid relationship first, then work together to accomplish your goals.  Whether the relationship leads to trial, the negotiating table or strategic planning; I've learned that success comes from trust, communication, and applying creative legal strategies to your unique situation.

More About Me

I received my B.A. from Iowa State University in 1996 and my J.D., from Drake University in 1999.  I was admitted to the bar in Iowa in 1999.  I'm currently a member of the Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations. I serve on the Polk County Fee Arbitration Committee, the Southeast Polk Education Foundation, a local Bank Board of Directors, and numerous local youth sports boards.

Iowa Supreme Court Rules in Favor of BrownWinick Ag Client

01-18-2023 In a case important to farmers, agricultural supply dealers, and bankers throughout the Midwest, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of BrownWinick client Quality Plus Feeds in a years’ long battle over the super-priority of ag supply dealer liens. The Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and affirmed the important aspects of the District...
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BrownWinick Attorneys Featured In 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

09-6-2013 Eight BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: •    Brian Pingel - Intellectual Property •    Ronni F. Begleiter - Employee Benefits/ERISA  •    William C. Brown - Tax  •    Michael A. Dee - Business Litigation  •    Bruce Graves - Tax  •    Alice Helle - Employee Benefits/ERISA  •  ...
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Dusty Weiser



Iowa State University

B.A., 1996


Drake University Law School

J.D., with honors, 1999


Iowa, 1999

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member; Volunteer Lawyer's Project Board, Past President
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Sections on: Commercial & Bankruptcy Law; Real Estate & Title Law
  • Iowa Trust Association
  • Polk County Fee Arbitration Commission
    Board Member
  • Legacy Bank
    Board Member
  • Southeast Polk Education Foundation
    Board Member
  • Altoona Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute 
    Graduate of the 2008-2009 Class; Alumni Member
  • Des Moines Business Record “Forty Under 40” 2009