Bryn Hazelwonder is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. She works with clients on various matters including personal injury, products liability, vaccine injury, commercial and business litigation, and trucking and transportation. Bryn’s practice involves counseling, mediation, and litigation in both state and federal courts in Iowa and across the country. She has handled matters to resolution, including trial, arbitration, and appeal.

A competitive and driven advocate, Bryn is a strong communicator and routinely communicates with her clients to ensure that they are consistently and meticulously informed about the status of their matter. She is comfortable providing guidance and thoroughly analyzing complex issues to develop a comprehensive and individualized strategy for each of her clients, as no two clients are the same. Bryn enjoys working closely with her clients to tailor solutions to each client’s individual needs. She regularly works with clients and opposing counsel to reach mutually agreeable outcomes while prioritizing cost and time efficiency.

Bryn is admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and can represent individuals across the country 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.

Contact Bryn today or call 515-288-6041 for more information. 



  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy Law 

Activities and affiliations

  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Board of Directors, 2023—present


  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 61st Annual Seminar, February 2023
  • Master Builders of Iowa Annual Winter Conference, February 2022
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 60th Annual Seminar, February 2022
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting and Seminar, September 2021
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2021
  • 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



  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association (At-Large Representative, 2023—2026)
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project: recognized for 50 or more pro bono work hours in 2020—2021, 2021—2022; recognized for pro bono work hours 2022—2023

Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

  • Co-presenter with Matthew Jacobson, "Product Liability Primer: Are Optional Safety Devices Truly "Optional"?" Polk County Bar Association Spring CLE, April 2024
  • "Case Law Updates" and "The Internet and Social Media in Litigation," Private Client Presentation, March 2024
  • Co-author, "Transportation Law Update: Iowa Chapter," ALFA International Transportation Law Compendium, 2023 Edition
  • "Case Law Updates," Private Client Presentation, March 2023
  • “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


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. 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. summa cum laude

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


  • Iowa
  • Northern District of Iowa
  • Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

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