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We serve both individuals and businesses in the areas of Litigation, Business Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Employment Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Worker’s Compensation, and Bankruptcy.

While each case is unique, below is an overview of what each area may encompass. Please contact us for more information.

Litigation
Since its formation, litigation, including insurance defense litigation, has been a major practice area for Rawlings. We have attorneys who have litigation practices in the state and federal courts in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, along with the Federal Court of Claims. Our litigation attorneys have a wide variety of litigation clients, and have extensive experience in medical malpractice defense. In addition, we handle personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims. Our attorneys handle will contests, professional liability defense, product liability, civil rights claims, contract disputes, and employment law. There are now two attorneys who are Fellows of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and one attorney who is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  (back to top)

Business Law
Our business clients depend on Rawlings to provide advice and assistance regarding business formation and planning, contract preparation, mergers and acquisitions, business dissolutions, and employment issues. We assist our clients in their businesses through the use of corporate documents, leases, and business contracts. We assist such varied clients as retailers, manufacturers, medical practitioners, and service companies.  (back to top)

Estate Planning and Probate
Rawlings assists clients with their estate planning needs, including, but not limited to, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, including general powers of attorney and medical powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships. We also assist our clients to negotiate the probate process, ensuring that the probate process is completed as efficiently as possible. We remain current on tax implications both in the estate planning and probate areas in an effort to provide the maximum benefit for our clients.  (back to top)

Employment Law
We represent employees and a wide range of employers in the areas of employment discrimination based on age, gender, race, pregnancy, disability, sexual harassment; Family and Medical Leave Act and other mandated employee leaves; equal employment opportunity, wage and hour issues, terminations and severance agreements, employee handbooks, personnel policies, and other workplace issues that arise from time to time.  (back to top)

Family Law
We serve clients in need of assistance in the area of family law, including dissolution, annulment, child custody, modification, adoption, child support, and alimony.  (back to top)

Real Estate
Rawlings represents both individual and corporate clients in the purchase and sale of real estate, foreclosures, title examinations, leases, and landlord/tenant issues.  (back to top)

Bankruptcy
Rawlings’ area of focus in bankruptcy law is the representation of creditors in bankruptcy, particularly financial institutions. We litigate dischargeability issues, preserve our clients’ rights to collateral in a bankruptcy action and strive to ensure that our clients receive the maximum amount available to them in a bankruptcy case. Our attorneys are licensed in bankruptcy courts in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.  (back to top)