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Thomas A. Finley, Mediator, Des Moines, Iowa.

Thomas A. Finley

Finley, Alt, Smith PC
699 Walnut Street
Suite 1700
Des Moines, IA 50309
Tel: (515) 288-0145
Fax: (515) 288-2724
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Recognized to Iowa Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Special Master


Tom has been practicing law in Des Moines, Iowa since 1966.  Tom is an active and respected member of the Iowa State Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and the Ethics Committee.  He was also appointed Special Master by the Iowa Supreme Court to study attorney advertising.  Tom is a frequent local, state and national lecturer in the area of trial practice and has authored articles on health law, medical practice and trial practice.  His experience includes hundreds of jury trials.  Tom concentrates in trial practice and has extensive experience in a variety of substantive areas.

Ten years ago, Tom expanded his career by establishing a mediation practice.  Tom has developed experience in mediating multiple areas of civil litigation including personal injury claims, employment cases, construction law, construction disputes, medical malpractice and legal malpractice.  Tom has now successfully mediated scores of cases and claims.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


University of Iowa Law School

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Iowa Defense Counsel and Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations

Rates Information

$300.00 per hour/$150.00 travel per hour

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