Hugh Cain named 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Management in Des Moines

Attorney Hugh J. CainHopkins & Huebner, P.C. is pleased to announce attorney Hugh J. Cain has been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Employment Law – Management in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Hugh Cain is a shareholder attorney at Hopkins & Huebner, P.C.  A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, he has practiced in Iowa’s state and federal courts for over 35 years.

Hugh Cain has spent his legal career finding solutions to his clients’ legal problems and issues. He brings creativity, ingenuity, and dedication to solving problems.  He works with clients proactively to identify problems before they grow into lawsuits and claims. Once claims become litigated, Hugh offers a client-centric approach and works to help resolve matters in his clients’ favor.

Hugh has been selected as "Lawyer of the Year" four times (2014, 2017, 2018, 2021) by The Best Lawyers in America©. In 2018, Chambers USA selected Hugh Cain as Leader in Iowa Labor and Employment Law.

Hugh has litigated legal disputes and advised Iowa private employers on a wide variety of employment issues, policies and procedures, employee handbooks, disciplinary actions, civil rights issues, reasonable accommodations, OSHA safety compliance, and wage hour issues. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements and assisted local government boards with governance, city ordinances, open meetings, and open records issues. Hugh has experience representing and advising Iowa cities, counties and other municipalities regarding city and state code as well as state and federal law compliance.

Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

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