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  • Posted on 9/23/2014 How do I prepare the morning of the deposition?

    We’ve been covering deposition preparation and I was going to recover the 8 Simple Rules and One Simple Question, (and your answer) but today I’m gong to deviate from my original idea, but just a little. First let’s list the ten rules for what you should be doing to prepare for the morning of the deposition.  There are a few things to do the night before and getting up early the morning of is equally important. You need to be awake and ready to go when the sun comes up and the gun goes off.


    1. Start early.

    2. Lay your clothes out the night before so you know you’re ready to hit the ground running.

    3. Eat a small to medium sized breakfast.

    4. Leave the house early enough to arrive at least thirty minutes early.

    5. Ask to see the room where your deposition will take place.

    6. Bring a sweater that buttons or zips all the way down in the front just in case you’re cold. No pullovers so you don’t mess up your hair.

    7. Drink water but in moderate amounts.

    8. Meet with the lawyer before the deposition to review his/her rules.

    9. Use the rest room before the deposition begins, look in the mirror, smile and remind yourself you’re ready and dressed for success.

    10. Relax it’s not the end of the world.

    So there you have ten simple rules to follow. If you follow them you should be about as ready to go as you can be. Now let’s discuss why we’re deviating this morning. Let’s talk for a minute about your attorney and the job they are supposed to be doing in getting you prepared to be deposed.


    I meet with my clients and we discuss how depositions should be structured, what telling the truth means, we discuss the 8 Simple Rules and I “administer” the 1 Simple Answer. We go into the facts of the case and I explain the law of both liability and damages. Many attorneys do this but many don’t. I’ve heard some tell their clients to just tell the truth. Those attorneys meet with the client ten minutes or less before the other attorney arrives and while the court reporter is setting up says, “It’s really simple, just tell the truth.” That couldn’t be further from the truth of how lawyers are supposed to prepare you for a deposition. That’s not preparation; it’s the exact opposite. Now I don’t care what side of the case you are on; either plaintiff or defense, there is a right way and a wrong way to assist clients in being prepared.


    Yes, I agree you have to tell the truth, but getting to the truth is a lot harder when you’re worried about how depositions work, what is this person doing here typing every time I speak and why is the opposing lawyer talking in a tone that suggests I’m lying? All of that is what should be covered days or weeks before the deposition takes place.


    So here is my advice to you today. If you’re scheduled to be deposed and the lawyer or the staff haven’t called to schedule a deposition then call the lawyer’s secretary and schedule a time for deposition preparation.  If the lawyer refuses fire them and hire another. That’s it for today enjoy the rest of your week, unless of course you’re scheduled to be deposed. Then you better be reading your answers to interrogatories, reviewing the Petition/Complaint and Answer along with the medical records and accident report.


    Once again I’ll repeat the rules.



    1. Start early.

    2. Lay your clothes out the night before so you know you’re ready to hit the ground running.

    3. Eat a small to medium sized breakfast and don't overdue the coffee, try decaf.

    4. Leave the house early enough to arrive at least thirty minutes early.

    5. Ask to see the room where your deposition will take place.

    6. Bring a sweater that buttons or zips all the way down in the front just in case you’re cold. No pullovers so you don’t mess up your hair.

    7. Drink water but in moderate amounts.

    8. Meet with the lawyer before the deposition to review his/her rules.

    9. Use the rest room before the deposition begins, look in the mirror, smile and remind yourself you’re ready and dressed for success.

    10. Relax it’s not the end of the world.


  • Posted on 9/22/2014 How do I prepare for a deposition?

    Here are a few points for thinking about your upcoming deposition.

    Preparing for your deposition - Being prepared to do well is a matter of simple preparation.  

    Relax because you are going to do fine. Get a good night sleep the night before. Drink water, stay away from the booze and get to bed early.

    Experience with deposition process – Have you ever been deposed? Stated another way have you ever given a deposition? If you have, then know that it can be generally the same but also can be quite different. For those who haven't it is a meeting of the clients and lawyers where the opposing lawyers will get to ask you questions while you are under oath. The first rule applies, meaning you tell the truth. But remember it is not formal in the sense there is no judge or jury. What makes it formal is the court reporter that is taking down the lawyer’s questions and your answers. So you have to be somewhat careful about what you say and how you say it. Remember, you’re there to answer questions not argue a point; nor to argue with the other lawyer and certainly not to try to WIN the case.

    I’ll say it again; you’re there simply to answer questions. PERIOD. You don't WIN a deposition; you can only lose. So answer the questions and then close your yap.

    The oath – So what is an oath. An oath is you raising your right hand and swearing the answers you give will be truthful. It’s easy to say, you will tell the truth; but telling the truth is not so easily applied in practice. What “the truth” is, isn’t black and white, nor is the factual truth outlined with bright lines. For instance “Have you ever suffered from back pain?” What if in the past you’ve suffered from tension in your shoulders or neck? Do you say yes or no? And where does the neck end, and the back begin? Where do the shoulders end and the back begin? Does tension in the shoulders qualify for pain? Is tension pain? Is all pain equal? People describe discomfort from tight muscles to burning sensations but are either of those pain? There is dull, nagging, sharp, disabling and many other descriptions for pain. Some people have higher tolerances for what some describe as pain. But if you and I have the same amount of pain but I’d take aspirin for it and you want prescription pain killers is mine really pain or just discomfort? As you can see depending on the question “the truth” is a moving target. The point here is not to teach deception, but to make you aware of being careful when choosing the words you use to answer any question.

    Is it raining outside? If you and I look outside and we see mist then do we each see “rain”?

    Rules8 Simple Rules and 1 Simple Answer – This is a simple concept of rules to be applied when answering deposition questions. I want you to read them and make sure you understand the rules. After you understand the rules then answer the One Simple Question. For the answer write to me and I’ll grade your answer.

    Deposition Testimony Rules:

    1. Tell the Truth

    2. Listen to the Question

    3. Make sure you understand the Question

    4. If you don’t understand the Question ask for clarification.

    5. Pause and think about your answer.

    6. If you can answer with a “Yes” or “No”, answer with a “yes” or “no”.

    7. If the answer requires more than a “yes” or “no”, keep your answer concise/brief.

    8. Don’t offer any information.

    Go back to the Eight Simple Rules© and review them. Remember, listen to the question, then make sure you understand the question, followed by if you don’t understand the question ask for clarification; and then pause and think about your answer.

    One Simple Question

    Now we have discussed the 8 Simple Rules© For Deposition Testimony. Today we ask the 1 Simple Question©.

    Do you understand these rules? Then let’s see how well you can apply them.

    Answer this Question: Do you know what time it is?”

    What is your answer: _________________. Write it down.

    If you wish to know whether or not the answer you gave is correct then write to me at sdlombardi@aol.com and I'll send you a private email with the correct answer and tell you if you indeed understand the Eight Simple Rules.©

    Bucket method to answer questions – Liability and Damages

    When climbing Kilimanjaro African porters have a saying, "Anyone can eat and elephant, you just eat it one bite at a time."

    The bucket system is built on this idea of breaking up the deposition questions into smaller pieces. To know how to answer questions, first group each question into one of two buckets. The one bucket is for liability questions and the other for damage questions. Questions about how the collision occurred or the mechanism of injury go towards the liability bucket. Questions about what your body struck, who treated your injuries and for how long go into that damage bucket.

    The Warm Up – The opposing lawyer will warm you up with softball questions about who you are and about your social history. (Age, education, marital status, children, where you grew up and went to high school are all social history.) Be careful during this phase. Don’t forget the opposing lawyer isn’t your friend; he’s a professional that if seasoned will be friendly. You can smile and be friendly but don’t be chatty and act as if this lawyer is your friend. Don’t be fooled by the opposing lawyer’s friendliness. It’s sort of like divorce. After you file for divorce you’ll find out of those people you know which are really your friends and who was just being friendly. The opposing lawyer is always just being friendly. But is never your friend!

    How do you handle pre-existing conditions? Be direct in your answer. If you can answer with a yes or a no then do so. Admit pre-existing conditions. It helps to know your history, so get the records and create a medical dateline that reads like a story of your medical life. Normally the lawyer does this but some are lazy and are in it just for some quick money; they do a crappy job and this isn't one of those things they are going to do if it takes time away from golf or just loafing.

    If you have a pre-existing condition. Breaks in a condition being active, certainly helps; so know your medical history. And remember a person who has worked hard to successfully deal with years of back ache, then having it lit up because of a car accident may have in some ways a claim that the jury places a higher value. The injured person is put right back on the misery train. So think about your condition and consider why your case has value. Don’t shy away from common prejudices. In other words don’t be afraid of your facts; learn how to make them work for your claim.

    What should you review before the day of the deposition?

    Here is what you need to review/read as you prepare for your lawyer meeting to discuss deposition preparation: The motor vehicle accident report, car damage photographs, visit the accident scene and note the posted speed limit, the petition, the defendant’s answer, your interrogatory answers, medical dateline, persons’ report and the organizations’ report. Read to understand the information that is grouped into the two buckets – liability and damages.

    Well, that’s enough for today. I hope this is helpful. Read The Verdict on the Lombardi Law Firm website and also follow Steve Lombardi on the Des Moines market. If we can help you give us a call and please … contact us sooner rather than later.


  • Posted on 9/22/2014 Dread Pirate Roberts, A New & Improved, Javontae Holloway

    Ahoy Mates, This past week the forklift driver Javontae Holloway was busy being turned into a paraplegic while working at WalMart with his FedEx truck in New York, then late in the week he switched over to California.

    It seems more than a wee bit of a coincidence that on September 19th of all days Po Javontae would change his name to William Roberts. Ya did say Mr. Roberts didn't ya?

    After all September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day!. It tis that matey! So why would he chose this name of Mr. Roberts and on Talk Like A Pirate Day?

    You will find the answer in the movie The Princess Bride. You see, in Princess Bride, Wesley took over for the Dread Pirate Roberts and last Friday being International Talk Like A Pirate Day it seemed fitting that he would try to steal from attorneys on that day while using the moniker Mr. Roberts! The scallywag!  Off to walk the plank!

    I suspect this Bilge Rat is working for the American Tort Reform Association and they are assisting him with the story to steal from attorneys. Find a bunge hole and have a grog for me tonight! Toast ye ole Captain a good one! Avast Ya saved the ship for another day! 

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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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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