Committed to Excellence
Over 35 years of experience
Clients come to Steve Eckley because of his experience, his reputation for courtroom success, and his role as a leader of Iowa’s lawyers. When you become his client, whether your legal matter is big or small, you become his friend.
The legal process by which a person or business seeks to recover money or performance from another party. The attorney should have experience in all phases of civil litigation, including initial assessment, investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and appeal.
Business /Commercial Litigation
Encompasses the many types of disputes that can arise in the business context, such as breach of contract, disagreements among partners, business torts, intellectual property claims, physical property damage, and shareholder rights.
Insurance Coverage Law
Includes analysis of insurance policies and judicial decisions to evaluate whether coverage is owed, negotiations between insurance companies and policyholders, and if necessary litigation to determine the parties’ rights and obligations.
Involves the representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other construction professionals in legal matters such as contract disputes, construction defects and delays, workmanship issues, construction liens, and bond claims.
Breach of the duty of care between professionals and their clients. The duty of care is usually defined by the standards followed by other professionals in the same community. Professional negligence is commonly referred to as malpractice.
Personal Injury and Property Damage Litigation
Claims, often based on negligence, seeking compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, loss of earnings and earning capacity, loss of consortium and services, wrongful death, replacement or repair cost, reduction in value, lost profits, and loss of use.