Greg Racette has been practicing law in Iowa since 1979 and joined Hopkins & Huebner in 1987. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Greg now primarily practices in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and criminal defense.
Greg is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America since 2008 and was awarded Lawyer of the Year for Workers’ Compensation Law in 2014.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1979
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1979
Member, Workers' Compensation Committee
Member, Board of Governors, 1994-present
"It's A New World Enhanced Injuries," Vol. 6, Issue 1, In Brief (January-February 1995)
"Is A Brokered Laborer An Employee Or Not - Only the Supremes Know," Vol. 6, Issue 3, In Brief (June-August 1995)
"Are All Mental Health Providers Judicially Immune Under Iowa Law," Vol. 7, Issue 2, In Brief (March-April 1996)
Drake University Law School Trial Advocacy SchoolFormer Adjunct Faculty Member
Drake University Law SchoolFormer Adjunct Professor of Workers' Compensation
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, MitchellvilleFormer Writer's Workshop Teacher
Newton Correctional FacilityFormer Writer's Workshop Teacher
Speaker at several ITLA and County Bar Association seminars on various aspects of trial practice and litigation.
Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach
Black Hawk County Solid Waste CommissionFormer Member, 1985-1987
2018 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
2017 Selected to Best Lawyers in America
2016 Best Lawyers in America
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent A.V. Rating 4.9 of 5.0
2015 Best Lawyers in America
2014 Best Lawyers in America
2014 Lawyer of the Year Award – Workers’ Compensation Law (Employees)
2008-2013 Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Greg currently resides in Urbandale, Iowa, with his wife Teresa. Together they have three children Molly, Patrick and Megan, and are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren.
In his free time, Greg enjoys golf, racquetball, and basketball. He volunteers his time as a youth basketball and soccer coach. Greg also enjoys writing and has a published mystery murder novel titled On Target.