Overview

Bryn Hazelwonder is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation division working on general matters including personal injury, products liability, vaccine injury, and trucking and transportation. A competitive and driven advocate, she is a strong communicator and able to deliver comprehensive analysis in regular communication to clients. Bryn is comfortable providing guidance and directing teams to reach mutually agreeable outcomes.

In 2020, Bryn was admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and can represent individuals in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Created by the Reagan Administration in the 1980s, this highly-specialized Program saves litigation costs for all parties involved in vaccine-related litigation. The Program is a no-fault compensation scheme designed to quickly and fairly compensate persons who experience one of the extremely rare, but recognized, side effects from a vaccine.

She is fluent in Spanish and able to represent Spanish-speaking clients. Bryn studied the language, both written and spoken word, for over a decade.

Experience

Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy Law, 2019 —
  • Law Clerk, Whitfield & Eddy Law 2017 — 2019

Seminars

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 59th Annual Seminar, February 2021
  • Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association, November 2020
  • Fundamentals of Federal Practice Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association, October 2020
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting and Seminar, September 2020
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 2020
  • Deposition Boot Camp, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, October 2019

News & Events

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys

Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

  • “Advising Clients on COVID-19 Issues," Whitfield & Eddy Law Practice Group Meeting, February 2021

  • People's Law School: Employment Law Basics, Iowa State Bar Association, February 2020

Education

University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2019, with distinction and high service honors

  • Van Oosterhout Baskerville Moot Court Competition Finalist
  • Regional Moot Court Competition Team Finalist & Nationals Qualifier
  • National Moot Court Competition, Second Best Brief & Fourth Place Finisher
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • Iowa College of Law Appellate Advocacy Award
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award
  • Pro Bono Society

Luther College, B.A., 2016, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s List
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Sigma Delta Pi

Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Northern District of Iowa
  • Southern District of Iowa
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
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