Appellate Law

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

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Shuttleworth’s appellate lawyers specialize in legal writing and oral argument before the courts. We handle appeals after trials, rulings by trial courts, and administrative proceedings.

Our specialty is the law—nearly all kinds of law. We research it, analyze it, and then argue it on behalf of our clients. The only appeals we do not handle are those involving criminal matters.

We enjoy great depth and breadth of experience. Members of our group have been involved in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; have experience in tribal appellate court; have served as law clerks; are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Appellate Law; and served as editors of law reviews. We have decades of experience handling appeals.

In addition to appeals, we prepare a wide variety of pleadings in trial court and consult with trial counsel on legal strategy on multiple issues, including but not limited to:

  • Motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction
  • Removals to federal court or remands to state court
  • Applications for temporary and permanent injunctions
  • Discovery motions
  • Daubert motions
  • Evidentiary motions
  • Motions for summary judgment
  • Error preservation
  • Motions in limine
  • Jury instructions
  • Post-trial motions
  • Petitions for judicial review of agency action under Iowa’s Administrative Procedure Act

Further, many members of this practice group have other specialty areas, such as litigation, medical malpractice, employment law, family law, health law, and administrative law.

We also monitor new developments in the law and provide internal legal updates to our colleagues at Shuttleworth on a regular basis. We are pleased to provide legal updates and links to legal resources on this site as well and hope you find them useful.

Representative cases

Iowa Supreme Court

  • In re Marriage of Thatcher, 864 N.W.2d 533 (Iowa 2015)
  • Iowa Dept. of Human Services v. Community Care, Inc., 861 N.W.2d 868 (Iowa 2015)
  • Hawkeye Land Company v. Iowa Utilities Board, 847 N.W.2d 199 (Iowa 2014)
  • In re Marriage of Kimbro, 826 N.W.2d 696 (Iowa 2013)
  • Van Fossen v. MidAmerican Energy Co., 777 N.W.2d 689 (Iowa 2009)
  • Smith v. Koslow, 757 N.W.2d 677 (Iowa 2008)
  • Buechel v. Five Star Quality Care, Inc., 745 N.W.2d 732 (Iowa 2008)
  • Peppmeier v. Murphy, 708 N.W.2d 57 (Iowa 2005)
  • Schoff v. Combined Ins. Co. of Am., 604 N.W.2d 43 (Iowa 1999)
  • Clymer v. City of Cedar Rapids, 601 N.W.2d 42 (Iowa 1999)
  • State of Iowa v. Casey’s Gen. Stores, Inc., 587 N.W.2d 599 (Iowa 1998)
  • Midwest Home Distrib. v. Domco Indus., 585 N.W.2d 735 (Iowa 1998)
  • McClendon v. Beck, 569 N.W.2d 382 (Iowa 1997)
  • Sautter v. Interstate Power Co., 563 N.W.2d 609 (Iowa 1997)
  • Glenn v. Carlstrom, 556 N.W.2d 800 (Iowa 1996)
  • Hagge v. Iowa Dep’t of Rev., 504 N.W.2d 448 (Iowa 1993)
  • Kalell v. Mutual Fire & Auto. Ins. Co., 471 N.W.2d 865 (Iowa 1991)

Iowa Court of Appeals

  • Payne v. Great River Health Systems, 2015 WL 6510322 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015)
  • Kremenak v. Steiner Constr., 810 N.W.2d 532 (Iowa Ct. App. 2012)
  • Davis v. Paul, 2012 WL 2405198 (Iowa Ct. App. 2012)
  • Beef Products, Inc. v. Rizvic, 806 N.W.2d 294 (Iowa Ct. App. 2011)
  • Morales v. Miller, 2011 WL 222527 (Iowa Ct. App. 2011)
  • Day v. Finley Hospital, 769 N.W.2d 898 (Iowa Ct. App. 2009)
  • Fitzpatrick v. Square D, 2009 2009 WL 779045 (Iowa Ct. App. 2009)
  • Kinze Mfg. v. Bd. of Review, 695 N.W. 2d 41 (Iowa Ct. App. 2004)
  • State of Iowa v. Hy-Vee, 616 N.W.2d 699 (Iowa Ct. App. 2000)
  • Krueger v. Iowa Rails to Trails, Inc., 435 N.W.2d 391 (Iowa Ct. App. 1988)

Federal
U.S. Supreme Court Cases

  • Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Echazabal, 536 U. S. 73 (2002) (amicus brief in support of Respondent Echazabal)
  • Cedar Rapids Community School Dist. v. Garret F., 526 U.S. 66 (1999)

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Dev., Inc., 789 F.3d 821 (8th Cir. 2015)
  • Attorney’s Process & Investigation Servs. v. Sac & Fox Tribe, 609 F.3d 927 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • Catipovic v. Peoples Cmty. Health Clinic, 401 F.3d 952 (8th Cir. 2005)
  • IES Indus. v. U.S., 349 F.3d 574 (8th Cir. 2003)
  • Krueger v. Johnson & Johnson, 66 Fed. Appx. 661 (8th Cir. 2003)
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District, v. Garret F., 106 F.3d 822 (8th Cir. 1997) aff’d 526 U.S. 66 (1999)
  • Roth v. G.D. Searle & Co., 27 F.3d 1303 (8th Cir. 1994)

U.S. District Court

  • Andersen v. Khanna, 827 F. Supp. 2d 970 (S. D. Iowa Sept 6, 2011)
  • Attorney’s Process & Investigation Servs. v. Sac & Fox Tribe, 809 F. Supp. 916 (N.D. Iowa 2011)
  • Estate of Bruess v. Blount Int’l, Inc., 2011 WL 2680760 (N.D. Iowa July 8, 2011) adopted 2012 WL 37167
  • Estate of Bruess v. Blount Int’l, Inc., 2011 WL 2133626 (N.D. Iowa May 26, 2011)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co. v. Eco, Inc., 821 F. Supp. 2d 1083 (S.D. Iowa 2011)
  • BBCM, Inc. v. Health Sys. Int’l, LLC, 2010 WL 4607917 (N.D. Iowa Nov. 4, 2010) adopted 2010 WL 541889

Resources

Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Iowa
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals – Opinions Posted Daily
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court – SCOTUS
U.S. Supreme Court – Cornell University Law Review
Drake Law Reviews
Iowa Law Reviews
Appellate Law Updates

Attorneys Who Specialize in Appellate Law

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Kerry A. Finley (319) 731-2309
Desirée A. Kilburg (319) 365-9461
Diane H. Kutzko (319) 731-2227
Dana L. Oxley (319) 731-2211
Nancy J. Penner (Chair) (319) 365-9461
Kristen A. Shaffer (319) 731-2399
Kristymarie Shipley (319) 365-9461
Caitlin L. Slessor (319) 731-2394

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