Overview

Zach Hermsen is an active trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation. He has successfully tried jury and bench trials in jurisdictions across Iowa and has a clear understanding of the many strategic considerations that factor into a favorable outcome in a civil case.

His business litigation experience includes the newly established Iowa Business Specialty Court, which provides a forum for expedited and cost-conscious business litigation cases. He also defends over-the-road transportation companies in various matters.

Zach also maintains an active role in the community. The Iowa State Bar Association recognized him for providing 50+ hours of free legal services to underserved individuals in 2016—2017 through the Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Experience

Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2015—present
  • Law Clerk, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2013—2015
  • Prosecuting Intern, Iowa City Attorney's Office, 2015

Activities and Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Blackstone Inn of Court
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership Calibrate Leadership Series, 2016

Seminars 

  • ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar, April 2019
  • ALFA International Regional Transportation Seminar, February 2019
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, May 2018
  • Defense Research Institute Trucking Law Seminar, April 2018
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial Seminar, May 2017
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association (IDCA) Deposition Bootcamp, October 2016
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, May 2016
  • The Judges Speak: Civil Court Litigation Do's and Dont's, National Business Institute

News & Events

Publications

Publications

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project: recognized for 50 or more pro bono work hours in 2016—2017

Presentations

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Trending Topics in Transportation," ALFA International Webinar, 2018
  • Presenter with Tom Reavely, "Litigating Vaccine Injury Claims in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program," Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016

Education

University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2015, with distinction 

University of Iowa, B.A., Political Science, Ethics and Public Policy, 2012

Admissions

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