Experienced civil trial attorney

Stephen R. Eckley

In 35 years as a trial attorney, Steve has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases involving business disputes, property damage, and personal injury.  He may be the only Iowa attorney to have juries in two separate civil cases return favorable verdicts on the same day.  Steve’s remarkable courtroom record has been recognized repeatedly by his fellow attorneys.   His ability to relate to people has taken him to the highest levels of leadership in Iowa’s legal community.   

Call Steve: 515-218-1717

Background and Expertise


Legal: Harvard University, J.D., 1981
Undergraduate: Drake University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977 (Phi Beta Kappa)

Honors and Accomplishments:

American Board of Trial Advocates
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
Iowa Super Lawyer (recognized in categories of Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff)
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Recognized by Chambers and Partners for his Litigation Practice
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Construction Litigation
AV® Peer Review Rating (highest) by Martindale-Hubbell             Past President,  Polk County Bar Association                                  Past President, Iowa State Bar Association   

Admitted to Practice (State):


Admitted to Practice (Federal):

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court