Polk County Bar Association
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Issue Articles

Thursday, March 7. PCBA VLP Trivia Challenge Night will be held at the ISBA Conference Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Test your knowledge, enjoy some food, and support the PCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project. Get details and online registration information here. Tuesday, March 12. Polk County Attorney Kimberly Graham will be...
Mark your calendar and plan to join us at Range Restaurant + Cocktail Bar on Thursday, March 28, for an evening of playing indoor golf and watching college basketball. All proceeds from this event, sponsored by the PCBA Golf Committee, will go to support the PCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project. The...
One of the best things you can do for your career is to belong to the Polk County Bar Association. Your PCBA membership entitles you to FREE CLE seminars to sharpen your skills, monthly luncheons to explore current issues, networking opportunities, news and information you can't get anywhere else, discounts...
Did you know that your contribution to the PCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project is tax deductible? The PCBA VLP is a charitable organization established with the mission of providing legal services to low-income residents of Polk County. With your help, PCBA VLP is one of the most successful volunteer lawyer programs...
The Polk County Bar Association partners with ARAG each year to give Polk County area students a chance to get creative with the law as part of our annual Law Day celebration. The Law Day theme, Voices of Democracy, encourages Americans to participate in the 2024 elections in a variety...
A Nominating Committee has been appointed made up of the following PCBA past presidents: Adam Zenor (Chairperson), Debra Hockett-Clark, Nicholas Cooper, Donna Miller, Hon. David Nelmark, and William Miller. The Committee will provide nominations for the officers of the Association (president-elect, vice president, secretary and treasurer), the Board of Directors,...
There are two judicial vacancies in Polk County, Iowa (District 5C). Get details here (member log-in required).
The Polk County Courts phone chart has been updated and we have it available for PCBA members. You can have courtroom assignments, phone numbers, and court attendant and court reporter contacts for each judge at your fingertips just by clicking here and downloading the chart. Member log in is required.
A Polk County high school student is asking your help with an AP research project regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Law, and the results will be provided to the PCBA. Please consider taking the short survey by clicking here.

On the Move

Nick Gral has joined Whitfield & Eddy Law as a member attorney. Nick’s practice is focused on civil litigation matters in a variety of industries including construction, insurance, transportation, municipal, and personal injury matters. In 2023, Nick completed the 49th Annual Trial Academy at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California....
Sarah M.D. Luth has been elected a member of McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC. Sarah’s practice focuses on all stages of intellectual property protection for complex chemical and biological technologies, including patent prosecution, strategic patent portfolio and brand development, and the protection of IP assets through privacy, data rights, and...
Gregory Lars Gunnerson has been elected a member of McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC. Lars is a patent attorney with a technical background in Aerospace Engineering. Much of his practice focuses on drafting, prosecuting, and enforcing mechanical, electrical, and design patents. Lars joined MVS after graduating magna cum laude from...
Benjamin J. Kenkel has been named a shareholder of Dickinson, Bradshaw, Fowler & Hagen P.C. Ben joined the law firm in 2019 as a summer law clerk before passing the Iowa State Bar exam and joining the firm as an associate attorney in spring 2020. He primarily practices in the...
Attorney Dan Blakeslee has joined Fredrikson as a senior associate in its Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Due Diligence, Patents and Trademarks & Copyrights groups. Over a decade of hands-on engineering experience forms the foundation of Blakeslee’s patent practice, ensuring innovative solutions and strategic counsel for clients navigating the complexities of...
Brent L. Hinders has been elected as Managing Shareholder at Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. His practice focuses primarily on employers' rights, business and corporate law, and municipal law. Brent has been an integral part of the Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. team for over 13 years, consistently demonstrating exceptional legal expertise,...
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