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Douglas Staskal, Mediator & Arbitrator, , Iowa.

Douglas Staskal

Staskal Mediation

 , IA  
Tel: (515) 491-6081
Website: www.staskalmediation.com
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Recognized to Iowa Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced: 2018
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2023): 350
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2023): 20
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Biographical

After graduating from the University of Iowa law school in 1979 with High Distinction, I joined the Iowa Department of Justice working as a prosecutor in the Criminal Appeals and Area Prosecutions Divisions.

In 1986 I joined the Brick Gentry Law Firm in Des Moines practicing in all areas of general civil practice, focused on litigation.

I was appointed to the bench in Polk County in 1996 and retired in 2018 after 22 years of service.

In my years on the bench I presided over cases involving every area of civil litigation including employment, personal injury, professional negligence, business and family law. 


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Juris Doctor, The University of Iowa College of Law 1979
    Degree awarded with High Honors
    Order of the Coif
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Iowa 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mediator and Arbitrator June 2018 – current
  • District Court Judge 2001 – 2018
  • District Associate Judge 1996 – 2001
  • Associate and Partner, Brick Gentry Law Firm 1986 – 1996
  • Assistant Iowa Attorney General 1979 – 1986

 


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