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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.

BrownWinick Attorneys Successfully Represent Quality Plus Feeds Before Iowa Supreme Court

05-8-2023 In a landmark case for agricultural supply dealers throughout Iowa, the Iowa Supreme Court enforced the super-priority of an agricultural supply dealer’s lien on livestock consuming the feed as against a primary lender with a perfected blanket lien. BrownWinick attorneys Thomas Story, Alex Johnson, Jen Lindberg and Mandy Hughes successfully...
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BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® List

08-17-2023 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 33 lawyers have been included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2024 The Best Lawyers...
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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 • Ann Holden Kendell -...
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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