Davis Brown Law Firm

Davis Brown Law Firm, soon to be Dentons Davis Brown, has extensive industry expertise and lawyers practice in more than 50 areas of law: agribusinesses, banking/finance, biotechnology, capital markets/securities, corporate transactions/governance, emerging companies, government relations, healthcare, immigration, insurance defense, labor and employment, litigation, M&A, patent/IP, real estate, renewable energy, tax and workers' compensation.

Michele L. Warnock Brott HeadshotMichele L. Warnock Brott

Michele Brott is an employment attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. Michele provides advice to businesses on avoiding employment issues and defends them in administrative hearings and court when necessary. She previously served on the firm's Professional Personnel Committee, which handles attorney employment matters.

Bill Boatwright HeadshotBill Boatwright

Bill Boatwright is a shareholder at Davis Brown Law Firm with a practice focused on helping charities and other tax-exempt organizations. He assists with forming nonprofit organizations and securing tax-exempt status. He also helps with a full range of business matters.

Lori Chesser HeadshotLori Chesser

Lori Chesser is a preeminent immigration attorney and advocate at Davis Brown Law Firm. She assists employers, business owners and individuals as they navigate the complex U.S. immigration system.

Denise Claton HeadshotDenise Claton

Denise Claton is an immigration attorney with a business law background assisting U.S. employers and foreign nationals with nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) immigration-related visas.

Beth Coonan HeadshotBeth Coonan

Beth Coonan is an employment and immigration attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. She helps businesses understand the complex legal system and implement policies and procedures to reduce legal risk.

Kelsey K. Cross HeadshotKelsey K. Crosse

Kelsey Crosse is an employment and labor law attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. In addition to advising employers on risk mitigation and defending them at trial, she has experience with labor issues for unionized workplaces, including bargaining, negotiations, surveillance and disciplinary issues.

Daniela Erickson HeashotDaniela Erickson

Daniela Erickson is an immigration and litigation attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. She assists clients with family-based immigration matters, removal defense and appellate litigation matters. Daniela also chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Technology Association of Iowa.

Susan Freed HeadshotSusan J. Freed

Susan Freed practices health law at Davis Brown Law Firm. Susan represents a variety of healthcare providers including physicians, hospitals and long-term care facilities in matters relating to transactions and reimbursement, as well as regulatory issues. She also advises businesses on welfare benefit issues.

Michael A. Gilmer HeadshotMichael A. Gilmer

Michael Gilmer is special counsel at Davis Brown Law Firm practicing primarily in tax law. He counsels clients on tax matters related to state and federal government as well as the tax implications of various business transactions and assists with tax controversy issues.

Ryan Haaland HeadshotRyan Haaland

Ryan Haaland is a business and real estate attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. He helps real estate developers, landowners and business owners of all sizes in all industries achieve their business goals. Ryan is also the chair of the Davis Brown Real Estate department.

Margaret A. Hanson HeadshotMargaret A. Hanson

Maggie Hanson is a labor and employment attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm with a focus on employment litigation, employment practices, liability insurance defense and providing day-to-day strategic advice to employers.


Corrin Hatala HeadshotCorrin Hatala

Corrin Hatala is a business attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. She advises businesses in their mergers and acquisitions as well as in matters of equity, debt financing, and securities compliance. Corrin also serves on the Board of Eat Greater Des Moines.

Becky S. Knutson HeadshotBecky S. Knutson

Becky Knutson practices in Davis Brown Law Firm's Litigation Division including labor and employment law, education law, family law and professional licensing. Becky was the Best Lawyers© 2020 Education Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Alex N. Kron HeadshotAlex N. Kron

Alex Kron is a business attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. Alex represents businesses, nonprofits and individuals on matters involving entity formation, tax law, real estate law, contract drafting and negotiating and mergers and acquisitions. Alex has passed all sections of the CPA exam in Iowa (license pending work experience).

Nicole M. Kreuger HeadshotNicole M. Krueger

Nicole Kreuger is a business attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm assisting clients with various business law needs, including entity formation, contract drafting and business transactions. Nicole also advises clients in health, employee benefits and estate planning matters. She serves on the Recent Alumni Board for Drake University Law School.

Holly Logan HeadshotHolly Logan

Holly Logan is a white-collar criminal and litigation attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. She helps clients with a wide variety of white-collar criminal prosecutions and internal investigations, as well as civil and regulatory government proceedings.

Jodie McDougal HeadshotJodie McDougal

Jodie McDougal is a construction and landlord attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. She regularly represents builders, owners, design professionals, contractors, suppliers, commercial property owners and landlords of all types in their disputes and day-to-day business matters.

John Pietila HeadshotJohn Pietila

John Pietila is a business attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. He works with technology and communication businesses with mergers, acquisitions, financing and various business opportunities. He is the president of the Davis Brown Board of Directors.

Mike Richards HeadshotMichael Richards

Mike Richards is a trial attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. Mike represents professionals, businesses and municipalities in professional negligence and liability, intellectual property, commercial and insurance litigation.


Craig Sieverding HeadshotCraig Sieverding

Craig Sieverding is a health law attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. Craig represents all types of health care providers on health care regulatory and compliance matters, including data privacy and security, HIPPA and professional licensure. He also advises on healthcare information technology.

Courtney Strutt Todd HeadshotCourtney Strutt Todd

Courtney Strutt Todd is a tax, employee benefits, and public finance attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. She advises businesses on their pension, profit-sharing, employee stock ownership, and other retirement plans. She is Vice-President of the Davis Brown Board of Directors.

Laura Wasson HeadshotLaura Wasson

Laura Wasson is a business attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm. In addition to working with emerging businesses, Laura advises many small and mid-size banks in Iowa on regulatory compliance. Laura serves on the Board of the Polk County Juvenile Drug Court Collaborative.

Jana Luttenegger Weiler HeadshotJana Luttenegger Weiler

Jana Weiler is a shareholder at Davis Brown Law Firm who helps clients, individuals, farmers and nonprofit charitable organizations with estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, guardianship and conservatorships. She also advises businesses with ERISA compliance and employee retirement benefits. Jana serves on the firm's Reitrement Committee.

Jo Ellen Whitney HeadshotJo Ellen Whitney

Jo Ellen Whitney is an employment and health law attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm. She guides business leaders and HR professionals through tough situations advising on the law and best practices to avoid litigation and represents them before administrative agencies when needed. Jo Ellen also advises businesses, including healthcare providers, in data privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Breanna Young HeadshotBreanna Young

Breanna Young is a tax and estate planning attorney who helps farmers, individuals, families and small businesses plan for their future.

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