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Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ)

About the IAJ


  • Founded: 1973
  • Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Mission and History

The Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) was established in 1973. Today, the organization has grown to nearly 1,000 Iowa attorneys who fight for justice in courtrooms throughout the state.

The IAJ is both an organization for Iowa personal injury lawyers and other attorneys to improve their profession and an advocacy group. The affiliated Justice For All Political Action Committee (PAC) advocates for access to justice and the right to a jury for Iowa residents.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the IAJ works to strengthen our civil and criminal justice systems. Members include attorneys throughout the state who focus on personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, family law, and employment law.

Every year, the IAJ hosts many of the most popular continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the State of Iowa on topics such as professional responsibility and ethics, auto accidents, family law, criminal law, personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation. Members have the opportunity to network with other attorneys each year at the IAJ Annual Convention.



2019-2020 Executive Committee

Chad A Swanson
Waterloo, IA
Jake B Feuerhelm
Des Moines, IA
Eashaan Vajpeyi
Vice President, Member Services
Waterloo, IA

Board of Governors

James H Cook
District 1B
Waterloo, IA
Ann E. Brown
Governor At Large
Cedar Rapids, IA
Timothy L Lapointe
District 2A
Mason City, IA

Past Presidents

R Saffin Parrish-Sams
West Des Moines, IA
Conrad F Meis
Algona, IA
Timothy Shanahan Bottaro
Sioux City, IA

IAJ Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Robert G Rehkemper III
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
West Des Moines, IA
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Timothy Shanahan Bottaro
Vriezelaar Tigges Edington Bottaro
Sioux City, IA
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Matthew Thomas Lindholm
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
Des Moines, IA
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Colin C Murphy
Gourley Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
West Des Moines, IA
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Guy R. Cook
Grefe & Sidney P.L.C.
Des Moines, IA
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Timothy S Semelroth
RSH Legal
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Contact the IAJ

Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ)
2910 Westown Parkway Suite 204
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Office: (515) 280-7366

Online Profiles

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Iowa

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Iowa which includes both IAJ members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the IAJ and other professional associations. This includes recognition for IAJ past presidents and IAJ members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the IAJ. This information is provided within a larger directory of attorneys in Iowa and throughout the United States

Use this directory to find an Iowa personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

More About the IAJ

Benefits of Membership

For Iowa Attorneys, the benefits of joining the Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) include:

  • Reduced registration fees on continuing legal education (CLE) seminars;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • Electronic exchanges to share information through the IAJ forum;
  • Networking and leadership opportunities in the criminal law section or the worker's compensation section;
  • Access to IAJ's expert witness bank and other on-line resources; and
  • A voice in the legislative process through the IAJ political action committee, the Justice For All PAC (formerly the HELP Trust).

The IAJ also has a special Criminal Law Section and a Worker's Compensation Section that have their own list server so that members can share information on those specialized topics.

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