Des Moines Office

Phone: (515) 244-0111
Direct: (515) 697-4254
Fax: (515) 244-8935
Email: Valerie A. Landis

Paralegal:
Jodi Masterson
Direct: (515) 697-4334

Valerie A. Landis

Areas of Practice:

General practice including but not limited to:

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Litigation
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa, 1987
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1987
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1990
  • United States Supreme Court, 2008

Education:

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors, 1987
    • Order of the Coif, 1987
    • Order of Barristers, 1987
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • Bachelor of Educational Studies, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Polk County Bar Association
    • Former President, Polk County Junior Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc.
  • Iowa Self-Insurers Association
  • National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals
  • Drake Alumni Executive Roundtable
  • American Academy of Alternate Dispute Resolution Attorneys
  • Drake Law School Board of Counselors

Honors and Awards:

  • Preeminent A.V. Rating 5.0 of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Drake Law's 150 in 150

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Many seminars for lawyers, businesses, and insurance representatives on Workers' Compensation topics
  • Drake University Law School
    • Former Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy

Public Service:

  • Leadership Iowa, Class of 1995-1996
  • C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court, 1992-1995
    • Former Member
  • Drake University Law School
    • Former Member and President, Board of Counselors