Overview

Gary Goudelock delivers an effective and efficient approach to litigation. Drawing on more than a decade of experience representing clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to Iowa’s largest city and a Fortune 100 company, he understands the value of thoughtful planning and execution to ensure high-quality representation and advice.

Communication is a key to successful case management and a successful outcome. Gary consistently provides timely, thoughtful, and matter-of-fact updates to ensure a strong working relationship with his clients. He seeks not only to counsel clients, but also educate them on the process of litigation to create a better understanding of the overall strategy and ensure his clients’ satisfaction.

In his litigation practice, he advises clients and seeks to deliver positive results through effective pre-trial practice, skillful negotiation, and, if necessary, trial and appeal. Gary has represented hundreds of clients in every aspect of litigation from discovery to jury verdict and appeal in state and federal courts, including oral argument before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Experience

Experience

  • Attorney at Law, Whitfield & Eddy Law, 2018—present
  • Managing Attorney, Nationwide Trial Division, 2014—2018
  • Senior Litigator, City of Des Moines, 2014
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Des Moines, 2008—2014
  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2005—2008

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Representative Cases

Representative Cases

  • Phillips v. Lawler, 859 N.W.2d 671 (Iowa Ct. App 2014)
  • Yang v. City of Des Moines, 821 N.W.2d 779 (Iowa Ct. App 2012)
  • Schmidt v. Des Moines Public Schools et al., 655 F.3d 811 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Bowman v. Des Moines Muni. Housing Agency, 805 N.W.2d 790 (Iowa 2011)
  • City of Des Moines v. Amerson, 2011 WL 1376787 (Iowa Ct. App. 2011)
  • City of Des Moines v. Suby-Bohn, 2010 WL 2383947 (Iowa Ct. App. 2010)

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association (Sections: Appellate Practice)
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV – Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in the Great Plains Super Lawyers (2015 - Rising Star)

Education

Drake University Law School, J.D., 2005, with high honors

Oklahoma State University, B.A., 2002

Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa
    U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court
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