Brent Hinders has been practicing law in Iowa for over 15 years. Brent is a graduate of Simpson College and Drake University Law School. He has substantial experience in advising boards on legal matters, interpreting ordinances and statutes, writing policies, reviewing and recommending modifications to ordinances, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing municipalities in court and has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials.
Brent is a former assistant Warren County attorney. He has represented clients on cases involving on a wide variety of municipal law issues, including: wind turbine issues, agricultural exemptions for property, zoning issues, takings issues, and writs of certiorari. Brent has represented municipal boards of adjustment, Zoning Commissions, and drainage districts.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2006
United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2011
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2011
United States Supreme Court, 2011
Employment Law and Human Resources
Municipal and Government Law
Warren County Bar AssociationPolk County Bar AssociationIowa Municipal Attorneys AssociationIowa Supreme Court Grievance CommissionIowa Association of JusticeIowa State Bar AssociationISBA Government Practice Section CouncilISBA Criminal Law Legislative subcommitteeIowa County Attorney's Association, Past MemberWarren County Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Past President
Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Board Member and Past President 2015-2016Leadership Iowa, Member Class of 2015-2016Norwalk Schools Watch Watch D.O.G. Program, Board MemberNorwalk Board of Adjustment, Vice-ChairWarren County Leadership Institute AlumniFormer Assistant Warren County Attorney, 2007-2011Indianola Noon Lions Club, Past Member
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2005Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute ResolutionMaster of Public Administration, 2005Concentration in Human Resources and Public Policy
Bachelor of Arts, History and Criminal Justice, 2001
2021 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
Brent is a frequent seminar speaker on employment-related issues. In addition, he is an adjunct professor in both the criminal justice and business programs at William Penn University teaching courses in organizational management and leadership. Outside of work Brent is active in the community as a board member and past president of the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce.
Brent Hinders has been married to his wife Maria for 15 years, and his greatest honor has been as a father to his three daughters Lorelei, Claire, and Ellen. In his free time, Brent enjoys reading, powerlifting, and volunteering as a coach for Norwalk’s Kindergarten Soccer programs.
“If You Steal my Sunshine: Local Government and Iowa's ‘Sunshine Laws.’” Iowa Living Magazines – Adel Living. December 2015.
“Ice, Ice Baby: Limiting Your Premises Liability in the Winter Months.” Iowa Living Magazines – Adel Advice Column, Norwalk, Perry. December 2014
“Veterans Employment: Laws Benefit, Protect Veterans.” Iowa Living Magazines – Adel Advice Column. July 2014.