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Attorneys Laurie Dawley, Joseph Miller & Sara Sidwell present to University of Iowa physical therapy students

March 30, 2021

Laurie L. Dawley, Joseph M. Miller, and Sara G. Sidwell presented as guest lecturers to students of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine on Monday, March 22. The Attorneys’ presentation titled Legal Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice covered a broad spectrum of business, employment and health law matters. Focused on the fundamentals of legal issues around operating a physical therapy practice, students were provided with valuable information and resources as it related to:Business Formation Considerations including entity formation, purchasing a practice and real estate purchasing and leasingHuman Resources and Employment Law ConsiderationsReporting ObligationsRisk Management & Quality AssuranceDawley, Miller and Sidwell were invited to present by Amy L Kimball, PT, PhD, ATC, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa.




Laurie L. Dawley

Laurie L. Dawley is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. Her work focuses on business law, banking and finance law, real estate law, and mergers and acquisitions. She serves on the Firm’s board of directors and is past chair of the Firm’s business practice group and associate/recruiting committee.


Joseph M. Miller

Joseph M. Miller represents companies and individuals in matters relating to business and healthcare. Joseph draws on his experience as a federal judicial clerk, in-house counsel, and an attorney at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, to provide enduring and practical solutions to his clients. Joseph is admitted to practice in both Iowa and Arizona. Joseph is also fluent in Spanish.

Sara G. Sidwell is an Attorney with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. Sara’s practice focuses on employment and labor law and is based out of the Coralville office. She has practiced employment law for nearly fifteen years, both in-house and in private practice, and has extensive experience counseling both large and small employers on all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour compliance, non-compete issues and workforce reductions.

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