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Terrence D. Brown
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  • Of Counsel

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West Des Moines, IA

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Mr. Brown is "of counsel" to the firm. His prior practice was primarily limited to representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Since his graduation from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1981, Mr. Brown was a trial lawyer. Mr. Brown is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the USMCR.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1988
  • California, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1981
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.S. - 05/1976
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Public Administration

Published Works

  • ERISA Disability Claims-Structuring Claimants’ Arguments to Meet the Court’s Standard of Review, The Iowa Lawyer, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2009
  • ERISA Disability Claims in the Eighth Circuit, Drake Law Review, Vol. 57: 1, 2008
  • ERISA Disability Claims, Navigating their Complexity from the Claimant’s Standpoint, The Iowa Lawyer, Vol. 68, No. 12, 2008
  • Estate Planning for Non-Specialists, California Lawyer, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1988
  • Enforcing Child and Spousal Support Obligations of Military Personnel, California Lawyer, Vol. 6, No. 8, 1986

Past Employment Positions

  • USMCR, Retired Lieutenant Colonel

Representative Cases

  • U.S. ex rel. Hixson v. Health Management Systems, Inc., 613 F.3d 1186, 2010, 8th Cir., No. 09-3439
  • Orgovanyi v. Henry County Health Center, 797 N.W.2d 131 (Table) 2010 WL 5394785, 2010, Iowa App., LALA011241
  • U.S. ex rel. Hixson v. Health Management Systems, Inc., 657 F.Supp.2d 1039, 2009, S.D. IA, NO.: 4:07-CV-465
  • Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Davis, 753 N.W.2d 18 (Table) 2008 WL 2200082, 2008, Iowa App.
  • Schuster v. Anderson, 413 F.Supp.2d 983, 2005, N.D. IA, No. C04-4089 MWB
  • Schuster v. Anderson, 378 F.Supp.2d 1070, 2005, N.D. IA, No. C04-4089 MWB
  • Olson v. Nextel Partners, Inc. , 317 F.Supp.2d 972 , 2004, S.D. IA, 4:02-CV-90535
  • Jessep v. Jacobson Transportation Co., Inc., 350 F.3d. 739, 2003, 8th Cir.
  • Wegner v. Cliff Viessman, Inc., 153 F.R.D. 154 , 1994, N.D. IA
  • Houghton v. Sipco, Inc., , 828 F.Supp. 631, 1993, S.D. IA

$5,000,000
Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury / Cerebral Palsy.

$5,000,000
Medical Malpractice / Birth related bowel injury.

$2,850,000
Medical Negligence / HELLP Syndrome / Post-pregnancy death.

$2,750,000
Motor vehicle collision / death.

$2,500,000.
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death/Undiagnosed Heart Attack

$2,000,000
Professional Negligence claim.

$1,750,000
Medical Malpractice / Premature Birth / Grade IV Intra-ventricular hemorrhage / Periventricular Leukomalacia.

$1,655,000
Medical Malpractice / Gastric Bypass Surgery / Post-operative Infection.

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