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  • Posted on 9/29/2014 I am a Personal Injury Lawyer, and for this I am grateful

    I read this news item sent to me by my son who attends Creighton Law School in Omaha.

    Siouxland Matters: Storm Lake Teen Dies in Farming Accident, “A Storm Lake teen has perished in a deadly farm accident. 16 year old Connor Weiland fell onto a piece of machinery while trying to clear a clog and was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.” Story by ABC News Producer, Kristen McConnaughey

    As graduation looms in the not-too-distant future my son must wonder more every day about how his father lives with all the deaths he has known and all the injured children who have been his clients. My daughter, Katrina has now worked with me for over two years and has seen her share of the injured, the mangled, the interned and those who just continue to suffer with ruptured discs, loss of limbs, bad facial scars or complex brain damage. Not much of what I have seen for the past 33 years leaves me. I must admit to being very disturbed by some of what I dream about when I should be sleeping. There are many children and a few juries who visit me quite often, when what should be the absence of thought, to etch my memory as if a faucet were dripping sulfuric acid along the outer edges of my dreams. Many of these nights these thoughts simply will not allow me to remain in bed and asleep.

    Would you like to know some of what keeps me awake in the wee hours of the morning? Well, I will tell my daughter, my son and anyone considering this life as a plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyer because you might as well understand the terrain for which you aspire.

    First know it is always after midnight when everyone else on the planet is deep asleep that I find myself fighting demons. I have always referred to is as “fighting demons”. I cannot explain it any other way. I have never watched horror movies. Not since watching my father die when he was only thirty-seven and I just twelve. It was a cruel death but one that taught me how poor widows raise children with little to eat and even less money to spare. Horror movies would simply add another layer of what already is a battleground that frankly, as I am sure you can see, I just don’t need.

    While the practice of law has been a fight I so enjoy, it has also been a menu of lost limbs and damaged lives. This plate after thirty-three years is quite full. I can awaken from the soundest sleep and find myself arguing the same case over and over again. As my own worst critic I know every mistake I have made, every wrong turn made and every heartless adjuster and defense attorney encountered. The backyard of my mind is littered with broken limbs, those torn off shoulders, legs amputated by tons of concrete, broken necks from ski trips, heads and brains bashed in by concrete roads, corpses burned to a crisp, heads severed, those that were split open by another semi-truck, stone walls and red-top iron fence posts that pieced skulls and made for late night reading in the many pages of autopsy reports read out of necessity to know the facts. These are the short stories that fill this kaleidoscope of the litigation landscape that clouds the far reaching recesses of my mind. I have that memory of the four-year olds tender skull being run over by a four-foot tire on a three-wheeled piece of farm field equipment. The mother finding the child as the equipment operator pulled away. Both cried uncontrollably weeping for the mistakes each had made. The child still lays motionless as the mother attempts CPR, her nylon jacket inflating with each breath. I see this mother sitting as if still in finishing school, legs crossed, perfectly dressed describing the events that made this farmyard a graveyard. In that moment with all the strength she could muster I knew I loved that mother. I cried after the deposition on the drive back to the office.

    There is the young man who while working his UNI summer job ended up across the electrical leads of air-conditioning units on top of a building that dimmed the lights as his body had holes blown out to every weak point in the human body. He survived. I was not sure I would or could or even would want to, if I were him.

    There was the young man I admired who could change the tire on his Ford pickup truck even after having his one arm tore off when the auger shaft grabbed a hold of his shirt sleeve pulling off his arm. Brian’s story made me want to do this work more than most. The auger could have been made safe by only the addition of PVC pipe added to the shaft. He showed us with his one good arm, how the turning shaft was neutralized when he grabbed it while turning. I was so scared that when he told me what he was about to do. And while I didn’t know what I would do if his one good arm was torn asunder, he confidently proved what the engineers at W.R. Grace knew all along and refused to implement.

    There was the high school student who while using a table saw without a guard, cut off his finger and proved to me he could invest his settlement money and turn the proceeds into a business and himself into an independent businessman. He proved to me that it was true that what I could do was improve people’s lives though personal injury litigation. They all proved this to me.

    And I proved to myself that I too could do good for the common working man and woman.

    There was the young mother who struggling to make ends meet would fight back from the hotel owner who promoted her so she would be forced to be alone with him so he could sexually harass her. I still recall the last question on the recording she made of their not-too-private conversation. “What would you wife say if she knew what you were asking me to do?” His answer and our fight before the Iowa Civil Rights Commission sent him flying across the border and out of Iowa. Good riddance was all I could say. The fact we never collected a dime of the award made little difference to either of us.

    I could go on and on all night with the thousands I have fought for since when first licensed to practice law, but I won’t because it isn’t really necessary.

    You see the demons awaken me, but the promise of a new day with new fights to fight and battles to be won soon chase away those dark thoughts of the bruises my clients have endured and get me back to sleep so that by 5:00 A.M. I can climb out of bed and back into the world of litigation to once again fight the good fight.

    Katrina and I will travel to Creighton University School of Law on Tuesday to address the law students in the employment law group. We will speak and answer questions as best as we know how. From me they will not learn anything earth shattering. What they will hear is why I love this job and probably why I will die in the saddle. And when that day comes hopefully I am a better man for what I have learned from representing the widows, orphans, the underrepresented, the poor, the working class and those who like my family never met a lawyer until they needed one. If I can give my clients one thing let it be, an honest day’s work.

    For this I am grateful. 

  • Posted on 9/26/2014 Improve your deposition performance by learning from Justin Bieber's mistakes

    Justin Bieber had his deposition taken on March 6, 2014. A portion of the videotaped deposition was forwarded to me for comment. This deposition video can be very helpful to anyone preparing for their own deposition, but not for reasons you may think. I would not want my clients to model themselves after JB. No, I would instead ask them to watch it to learn WHAT NOT TO DO. In other words, he made so many mistakes that he would clearly flunk my deposition rules known as the 8 Simple Rules and 1 Simple Question. If you read my rules and then watch JB you should be able to recognize all the mistakes he has made. Here are a few from JB's deposition.

    1. Was Extremely Argumentative (This is a film? This is a film?)

    2. Childish Attitude Displayed Throughout the Deposition (Put his head back, closed his eyes, shook his head from side to side while sighing as if his time were much too important for this man’s claim.)

    3. Offered Information Rather Than Just Answering the Question

    4. Allowed the Opposition to get into his head (Selina Gomez colloquy)

    5. Didn’t listen to his own lawyer (Talked over his lawyer’s objection)

    6. Dressed Inappropriately (Should have had a shirt and tie on. Left sleeve pushed up to display tattoos creating an unnecessary distraction.)

    7. Tried Acting Like He Was in Control (Objected)

    8. Laughed Inappropriately 3:13

    9. Smiled Inappropriately (Guess what? I don’t recall.)

    10. Made Inappropriate Comments (Katie Kuric, This isn’t journalism?)

    11. Made Inappropriate Gestures (Wagging his Finger, Winking at the Camera, Facial Expressions in General)

    12. Acted Like He is Above the Law or this Legal Proceeding (Attitude displays disdain for the process)

    13. Belittled the Legal Process (Said he had no recollection of ever being in Australia)

    14. Played to the Camera As If The Deposition Were Promotional (Winking at the Camera)

    15. Failed to Answer Yes or No Whenever He Could (Disciplined… What kind of question is that? Smiling.)

    16. Failed to Simply State, “Could you clarify your question?” (What kind of question is that it doesn’t make sense? It is a weird question.)

    17. Failed to pause between questions making it very difficult for the court reporter and appearing less than dignified to anyone who would watch it.

    18. Didn’t Let His Lawyer Control the Deposition (I object. Don’t ask me that again, while wagging his finger.)

    19. Allowing Him to Be Used By Allowing His Emotions to Control the Tempo and His Appearance

    20. Failing to Follow My Deposition Rules

    While I have no way of knowing why he did so poorly, he did not appear to be mentally prepared for his deposition and it may have to do with his immaturity, popularity and wealth getting in the way of his lawyers being effective for him. He certainly had the right to disagree with this man’s claim but he is fighting with the process rather than the facts of the case. In the end we see a young man disconnected from the reality of the deposition process. He seems unaware of the way he is being portrayed in the media and how this is likely to play out in a court of law.

    In the end he is likely to appear out of control in his own life while trying unsuccessfully to appear fully in control of the courts. Unfortunately he is making his lawyer’s’ job much harder than it has to be while exposing himself to more and more risk. Link to Justin Bieber's deposition.


  • Posted on 9/25/2014 Dressing For Your Deposition

    This week we are writing about depositions from a client’s point of view. Not the really heady stuff, just the basics. Today we will cover how women should be dressed for their depositions. If along the way you have questions then contact me and I’ll answer them as part of what I write. It does not matter where you live; that won’t affect my answer to your questions about depositions since good taste has nothing to do with geography.

    So generally speaking how do you dress for a deposition?

    Well, it depends, are you a woman or a man? It is as simple as following this rule: If you’re a man dress like a gentleman and if you’re a woman dress like a lady. If you don’t know what this means, then talk with your attorney.

    The style of your dress has little to do with what your friends believe about how you should dress. What matters is how the fact-finder wants you to be dressed. (Judge or jury) Don’t think for a moment that cool, hip, hip-hop, rap, country and cocktail or even dress formal are acceptable, because they are not. Think in terms of business casual or in some cases dress as if you were going to confession at your neighborhood church. Okay, let's get to the ladies.

    The style of your dress has little to do with what your friends believe about how you should dress. What matters is how the fact-finder wants you to be dressed. (Judge or jury) Attorney, Steve Lombardi


    Generally - The idea is for you to make a good impression. It’s that simple. You don’t want to look messy or unkept; the idea is to look appropriately conservative. That means you wear a blouse and a skirt or pants that covers up rather than announces or entices. If you are thinking the attorneys might be an opportunity for a date, forget it. You’re there to answer questions not flirt. Treat the deposition like a job interview or business meeting because that is what it is. If you show up looking like Dolly Pardon, Lady Gaga or some Hip-Hop personality you are in trouble. I’d rather you looked like Amy Grant who is fashionably conservative.

    Dress for Success - If you wear a dress press it. If you wear pants press them. If you wear a blouse press it. If you wear leather shoes polish them. Tie your shoes and wear a belt when appropriate. In other words present yourself as if it counted, because it does.

    Underwear goes Under - Stockings, brassieres and other undergarments are not just a good idea they are mandatory. Remember the people who make decisions about your case work in the insurance and defense industries; these are conservative people, probably not into hip-hop or rap and I’m sure they aren’t there for show-n-tell. No plunging or dipping necklines. No cleavage and nothing sexy. Dress as if you were going to see a priest or minister, not a boyfriend, beau or a blind date.

    Jewelry - Jewelry should be something slightly understated. Avoid all jewelry that is considered flashy and nothing too large. Keep the bling light and thin. If you’re father would like it, which means you wouldn’t, then it’s probably a good choice. It shouldn’t be in-your-face type of jewelry because remember this is a business meeting.

    Shoes – My step daughter Katrina has memo paper showing a pair of high heels with “stimulating the economy, pair by pair” inscribed underneath. She and her sister Shannon love shoes and could make a vacation out of shopping for shoes in different countries. Women love shoes and handbags, and that’s alright, but no show-n-tell at the deposition. For the deposition keep the shoes conservative and the handbag small and dull. The deposition is not about fashion as much as it is about just answering questions and giving the opposition nothing new to discuss. Trust me they will have plenty to talk about without adding a pair of six inch stiletto heels, painted toe nails in florescent orange, an ankle bracelet or tattoo of Che’ Guevara.

    Go to YouTube and do a search for "dress for success". This is not about more; or a $1,000 suit, it is about toning down distractions. 

    And for the younger crowd, I may like Avril Lavigne’s music but the way she dresses and wears eyeliner while appropriate for her music genre, isn’t appropriate for a deposition.

    That said ... I do like her music.

Des Moines Accident Attorney Serving All of Iowa And Answering Questions About Personal Injury Accidents

Straight talk when you need it most.

Exploring Recent Personal Injury News From Around the State of Iowa

What's my case worth? What should I do right after the accident? Why is the case manager working against me? These are all questions we often are asked and these answers can all be found at the Iowa Injury Law Center. If you have a question that isn't answered or just want to talk to a personal injury lawyer, contact Steve. 515-222-1110 or sdlombardi@aol.com. He looks forward to speaking with you.

Personal injury law is our business and for the past 30+ years Steve Lombardi has assisted hundreds of clients with personal injury. Clients come from all over Iowa, we do travel and have handled cases in most of Iowa's 99 counties. Let us help you or at least help you get to the right attorney. Currently the worst personal injury cases come from interstate highway accidents, drunk driving collisions, rollover accidents, work related injuries, explosions, electrocutions, falls and spinal chord injuries. We've handled most every type of personal injury case in Iowa and would like to evaluate your case. So call us before you talk with the insurance adjuster.  

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We pride ourselves telling you what you need to hear not what you want to hear.

Accidents.  They happen anywhere, anytime.  You cut your finger with a knife in the kitchen.  You spill your morning cup of coffee.  You slip on a patch of ice and fall.  Accidents at home are painful and perhaps embarrassing but certainly manageable.  When they happen on the road or on the job, however, they become devastating. 

Whether you’re involved in a serious car wreck, an accident with a truck, or hurt on the job, you’ll find yourself potentially out of work and out of money.  What if you lose your eyesight or a limb?  Your bills will pile up, especially those never ending medical bills that can result in your insurance company raising rates or worse yet, refusing to cover you.

Even though you’re the victim, it seems as if nobody wants to help you and everyone who is supposed to be helping you, wants to blame you. Trying to handle the situation without professional assistance can be just as terrifying as the injury itself.  

At these times, personal injury attorney Steve Lombardi can help.  With over twenty-six years of experience representing civil trial clients in central Iowa, he knows the law and can achieve results for you.   His practice includes personal injury cases; car, truck, motorcycle, and boat accidents; major injury cases including brain damage, loss of limbs, loss of eyesight, death and surgical cases; workers’ compensation; professional malpractice; and a limited number of divorce cases in which significant and valuable property must be divided.

Lombardi Law Firm is located in West Des Moines, Iowa, and serves clients from Polk, Dallas, Madison, Warren, Clarke, Cerro Gordo, Jasper, Linn, Wapello, Clinton, Scott, Pottawattamie, Muscatine, Lee, and Johnson counties, including accidents occurring along the interstate highways I-80, I-35, I-235, and I-380.

Steve Lombardi is the kind of lawyer who cares deeply about his clients.  Just like many of his clients, he too has experienced the breakdown of the health-care system.  When he was thirteen, his father died of lung cancer.  The doctors gave his father no real help.  For two years before his father’s death, they diagnosed a pulled muscle.  Before going to law school he had never been in a lawyer’s office, because his family couldn’t afford legal services.

From those experiences, he draws a great desire to help his clients win their cases involving any type of malpractice, and serious injury, a desire to help his clients find some justice in an imperfect world.  He prides himself on always telling clients what they need to hear not just what they want to hear.

In the pursuit of justice, Steve Lombardi believes his clients are necessary partners in building the evidence that will be used in court:  active, responsive clients with some understanding of the process have the best chance of success.  He is passionate about the work he does and enjoys working closely with his clients to collect the evidence supported by the legal theory.  He believes there are no small issues in a case because every detail could turn a case in the client’s favor. 

Steve Lombardi works very hard to positively impact his clients’ lives.  And while he recognizes that not every case can be won, he just hates to lose.  Justice delayed is justice denied. You can be sure Steve Lombardi will use all of the legal tools available to fight for you, and to win your case.

This week I'm stressing highway safety.  With the cold wintry weather there have been a lot of accidents, injuries and deaths on Interstate 80, 35, 235 and all the other highways in Iowa. I've been posting on some of them.

There are snow plows and Interstate Highway Workers out there and when you see one get over to the side, giving them plenty of room, stop and let them go by or get over and stay clear of the work area. Don’t challenge them or be impatient with these workers. They have a job to do and you challenging them for the road is going to get you no where fast. So back off and let those guys do their job.


Adventure Travel

The adventure travel business is big in the United States and for that matter all over the world.  In the year 2000 the estimated worldwide revenue was $154 billion and was growing at a 20% annual growth rate.  See Adventure Travel Industry Growth Statistics, Christina Heyniger, Xola Consulting. This industry is unregulated and the certifications the guides obtain are of limited comfort because the associations regulating those guiding services have no enforcement mechanism. The release documents the adventure travel customers sign completely relieves the guiding service of any wrongdoing these Generation X "kid" guides do on the trip. I've travelled all over the world and have some observations from my experience. I invite others to join in with comments and if you write to me I'll respect your privacy, if you want me to, and will use your experiences, both good and bad to make everyone aware of the pitfalls. So come join us with Adventure Travel.

Ag-Law Farm Accidents

Iowa farm families when suffering accidental injury can count on the Lombardi Law Firm to assist them in handling their insurance claims. If you need assistance with an insurance claim give us a call. We handle accidental rollover cases, highway collisions, injuries by equipment, grain dust cases, grain bin suffocation cases, explosions, burns from explosions and electric shock, electrocutions and chemical poisonings. If your accident isn't in this list, call us to see if we can assist you. For 30 years we've helped Iowans just like you to recover fairly. Call us at 515-222-1110 or write to Attorney Lombardi at sdlombardi@aol.com

Boating Accidents

Boating safety is a major concern for those who own or operate a boat on Iowa's lakes and rivers. On this site we focus on boating safety and how boaters get themselves in "hot water" with liability. If you're hurt while on the water you should immediately contact a quallified attorney and seek legal advice about how to gather and preserve the evidence you may later need to protect your rights.

Campus and School Accidents

Going to college is an exciting time in a young adult's life. But the college life is one where freedom causes those not yet ready for responsibility to experiment with the bounds of reason leading to unique ways people are injured. Join us at Lombardi Law Firm as we catalogue the university milieu and personal injury in America.

Car and Tractor Trailer Accidents

Although tractor trailers are a vital part of the American economy, their presence on the roads presents a significant problem while car drivers fail to respect them. The accidents are often severe, resulting in spilled products, bad wrecks, and possible death. If you are injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer along the highways of central Iowa, Steve Lombardi of the Lombardi Law Firm in Des Moines can help you handle these troubling times. Call 515.222.1110 for a free consultation.

Car Damage Property Accident Lawyer

With over 30 years of Iowa property damage and personal injury accident law we provide the law experience you need to maximize your personal injury recovery in any property damage case. If you have questions about property damage here are the answers to your questions. Due in part to the number of questions we get about property damage and how to settle the property claim after an accident the Lombardi Law Firm has created this page with a list of commonly asked questions. If your suit has significant personal injury or death claims we invite you to contact us about your case, but due to the time involved in answering questions (and the fact we still have to pay the bills around here) we do not allow non-client questions for just property damage. Clients may contact us at 515-222-1110 or 800-383-0331 or sdlombardi@aol.com.

Client Trial-Deposition Preparation

Lombardi Law Firm believes in trial preparation. We don't rely on luck to win your case. Instead we prepare you from the first moment we talk with you. What we do is listen to how you talk, think and most importantly answer questions. You can be successful if you are prepared correctly. Not all attorneys take the time to properly prepare their clients. We do.

Construction Site Personal Injury Accidents

Construction Site Personal Injury Accidents - Despite attempts to improve safety at construction sites by updating the regulations about equipment and producing detailed safety information, construction sites remain one of the most dangerous workplaces. If you are injured while working on a construction site, contact personal injury attorney Steve Lombardi as soon as possible to help with getting the relief you’re owed.

Criminal Law

Criminal law in Iowa is an interesting exercise in police power and the State of Iowa flexing it's muscle to collect fines and police the state. If we can help you find the right legal counsel to defend you against criminal charges contact Attorney Steve Lombardi at sdlombardi@aol.com or 515-222-1110. 

Dog Bite Accident Lawyer

With over 30 years of Iowa personal injury accident law we provide the law experience you need to maximize your personal injury recovery in any dog bite case.

Drunk Driving Iowa Personal Injury Accidents

Drunk Driving, Alcohol and Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Accidents in Iowa

Guns & Handgun Rights

If you want to carry or (buy) acquire a handgun, rifle, or revolver and you’re running into obstacles, the Lombardi Law Firm is here to help.  Based in Polk County, Iowa, lawyers Steve Lombardi and Katrina Schaefer practice statewide and are prepared to guide you through the getting, keeping, or renewing your permit to acquire or permit to carry weapons. And if you are a gun owner and need legal help we are here to help you with your legal problems.

Here are some of the services we can provide:

  • We can help you apply for a permit to acquire.  If you don’t already have a permit to carry, then you need to get a permit to acquire if you want to get a pistol or revolver. This is a fairly simple process.
  • We can help you apply for a permit to carry.  If you want to carry a loaded firearm in public in Iowa, you need a permit to carry.   We can help you apply.  Need help becoming eligible?  We can help.  Need to know what rights your permit to carry gives you?  We can help you there too. We can also direct you to where to take the concealed or carry permit instruction course.
  • We can defend you if you’ve brought your gun somewhere you shouldn’t have.  Did you bring your gun into a business that has a policy against guns?  Are you facing a trespass charge for being ready to defend yourself?  Need to know whether your firearm needs to be concealed or whether you can carry it openly?   Come to us to and we can help you protect your gun rights.
  • We can help you if your permit has been denied, suspended or revoked.  Maybe you’ve run into trouble with the application process, or maybe you just received notice that an annual background check has placed your right to bear arms in danger.  You can appeal any decision to deny, suspend or revoke your permit to acquire or permit to carry.  And we can help.

Hip & Knee Implants

Hip and knee replacement devices have come under increasing scrutiny in the last few years, as manufacturers began to recall certain types of these implants. One type of hip implant, and perhaps the most controversial at this time, is called a metal-on-metal bearing. With knees we're starting to see Zimmer's NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component product questions.

I-35 I-80 I-235 I-380 Collisions/Accidents

Interstate highways 80, 35 and 235 personal injury lawyer teams up with lawyers from Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas and all other states to provide information to those injured or the families of those killed in accidents and crashes with semi-trucks, motorcycles, cars, SUV's, mini-vans and those working on the highways (State Troopers, highway workers, DOT maintenance workers and others. ) Contact any of these firms for assistance. Steve Lombardi, 1300 – 37th Street, Suite 6, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 (515)222-1110.

Large Damage, Major-Serious Injury and Death Cases

Damage cases involing death, brain injury, traumatic head injury, spinal injuries, loss of a limb or eyesight or hearing. Most law firms shoe every horse that comes into the barn. We won't and don't. We say no to most cases. We say "yes" to large damage cases so we can focus on getting you the best result.

Motorcycle, Bike and ATV Accident Lawyer

With over 30 years of Iowa personal injury accident law we provide the law experience you need to maximize your personal injury recovery.

Lottery, Gaming and Games of Chance

Winning the Lottery is more than Just Dumb Luck. - You can’t win a lottery without turning in a ticket.

As much as you may want to think this is about fairness, it’s not; it’s about playing by the rules you agreed to when you bought a lottery ticket that is later picked as having the winning numbers.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking you won the lottery when you can’t produce the winning ticket. To win the lottery you have to do several things.

  1. Be old enough to legally play the game.
  2. Buy the winning ticket.
  3. Buy the ticket during the time period when the game is active.
  4. Possess the winning ticket. (Can be by gift or other legitimate means. Just not stolen.)
  5. Sign the winning ticket.
  6. Turn the ticket in by the deadline for validation.
  7. Actually turn the ticket into the Iowa lottery.
  8. Have the ticket be validated by the lottery’s machinery.
  9. Don’t engage in fraud or theft to possess the winning ticket.
  10. Don’t wait to turn in the winning ticket if the economy is in down market because the value of the winning prize will probably decline.

The Iowa Lottery recently had a drawing named Hot Lotto that was sold at a Des Moines convenience store with the winning number being drawn on December 29, 2010. That meant the winning number had to be turned in on or before December 29, 2011. It was, but barely.

Pedestrian Collisions Causing Injury and Death

Pedestrian accidents can have many causes. Pedestrian accidents are caused by inattentive drivers, crossing in the wrong place, listening to an iPod or other MP3 device, the weather or a whole assortment of other facts. Lombardi Law Firm explores the many facets of pedestrian accidents. Come join us. Clients may contact us at 515-222-1110 or sdlombardi@aol.com.

Professional Licensure Defense for Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

We assist the medical, dental, pharmacist, nurses and veterinary professionals with defense in civil matters having to do with the Iowa Board of Medicine and all other licensing boards. Call for a consultation.

Property or Real Estate related Injuries leading to Serious Injury or Death

If you’re injury or death case happened (caused) on property (real estate) you need to get a qualified legal opinion that will result in a successful insurance claim and lawsuit settlement or verdict. You need a lawyer on your side that is licensed as a lawyer and licensed as a real estate broker. As a lawyer with a client, but who doesn’t practice in this area full time you need direction and a lawyer who can act as co-counsel. We handle referral work all over Iowa and pay thousands of dollars in referral fees to Iowa’s rural practice lawyers. If you’re not sure there is a case call or email Attorney Lombardi and find out; this consultation is usually free of charge. 515-222-1110 or sdlombardi@aol.com


OWI-CDL Lawyers

Without a CDL you can operate. As a truck driver in Iowa an OWI can cost you dearly. Call these OWI-CDL Lawyers for HELP.

Unemployment Benefits in Iowa

If you’re unemployed or partially unemployed and are looking for an attorney to help you get the unemployment compensation you need, the Lombardi Law Firm is here to help.  Based in Polk County, Iowa, lawyers Stephen Lombardi and Katrina Schaefer practice statewide and are prepared to guide you through the difficult process of getting unemployment insurance benefits.

Where can you find legal help with your Iowa unemployment insurance claim? The Lombardi Law Firm is here for you. Call Steve and Katrina at 515-222-1110. 

Whistleblowers / Financially Ripped Off?

Financial crime has increased in America. The amount of retirement funds saved along with government fostering a gambling mentality has creating an environment where greed seems acceptable. Working people, honest people, young adults and the elderly need to be on the lookout to save their hard earned savings and to protect their futures. Join us with the Lombardi Law Firm as we create depository of blog posts that are all about financial rip-off stories that are in the news.

Workers' Compensation

If an individual is injured while on the job, he or she is entitled to worker’s compensation to pay the medical expenses and help cover a percentage of lost pay from mandatory time off. Although the process is relatively simple, getting the full value of your claim is a time-consuming and potentially complicated issue.

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Steve Lombardi
Iowa civil trial, workers' compensation and personal injury lawyer