Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., one of Iowa’s largest and oldest full-service law firms, is located in the U.S. Bank building in downtown Cedar Rapids.
In 2016, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll (S&I) was named Best Law Firm, ranking tier one in nineteen practice areas by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers©. In 2012, S&I was named to Fortune Magazine’s Top Ranked Law Firms. With nearly 50 talented and experienced attorneys, S&I provides a wide range of specialized legal services to clients locally and across the nation.
Our clients include individuals; closely held businesses of all types, sizes and stages of development; public companies; insurance companies; banks; and non-profit organizations, including hospitals and colleges. Our firm is divided into practice groups that specialize in a specific law type or industry. Our growing practice groups offer legal services in a wide variety of areas, such as administrative law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, health law, financial institution law, patent law and intellectual property, environmental, real estate, securities, taxation and litigation.
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll takes pride in our active community involvement. Our lawyers volunteer with local and national non-profit organizations at every level. We highly value philanthropic leadership. These efforts were recognized by the National Society of Fundraising Executives when it awarded S&I the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization honor. S&I attorneys are also encouraged to serve on trade associations, corporate boards, and legal associations to advance our craft and contribute back to our industry and community.
This firm has been built by many generations of lawyers who have understood that excellent legal services require dedication to the community, as well as professionalism, integrity and hard work.
History of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
Founded in 1854, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. has a rich history of providing quality legal services for over 160 years.
The firm was founded in 1854 by Nathaniel M. Hubbard, making this one of the oldest continuously operating law firms located west of the Mississippi River. After serving in the Civil War, Judge Hubbard and his partner Frank Dawley helped pioneer the legal system, political divisions, and commercial infrastructure in Iowa. Charles Wheeler, known for the Jones County Calf Case, joined the firm in 1895.
Just after the turn of the last century, Justice John Grimm was associated with the firm both before and after he served on the Iowa Supreme Court. It was the custom that a law firm changed its name with the changing of partners.
Grimm, Wheeler & Elliot of 1917 became Elliot, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in 1945. In Post WWII years the firm was for a time the largest in Iowa. Craven Shuttleworth and others routinely appeared before the United States Supreme Court and various Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal throughout the country.
In 1963, before it was common, the firm permanently adopted the name Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. That name is rooted in a deep historical foundation.