Appellate

Overview

We offer clients a wealth of experience in appellate advocacy. Our lawyers are licensed to practice before a variety of appellate courts in multiple states and at the federal level, including the United States Supreme Court.

Whitfield & Eddy attorneys have handled a significant number of precedent-setting cases in Iowa and other jurisdictions. These achievements are the result of our unwavering dedication to advancing our clients’ interests at the appellate level. Additionally, we are available to assist or replace original trial counsel when a case is appealed in order to lend our expertise to existing cases.

Services

  • Amicus curiae briefs
  • Appellate advocacy
  • State and federal court

Experience

Experience

Cases

  • Catamaran Corp. v. Towncrest Pharmacy, 864 F.3d 966 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Mgt. Assoc. v. Gerhart, 852 F.3d 722 (8th Cir. 2016) (co-counsel) 
  • Golden Enters., LLC v. Iowa Dist. Ct., No.15-0824, 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 477, (Iowa Ct. App. May 11, 2016).
  • Grinnell State Bank v. Jones, No. 15-0674, 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 398, (Iowa Ct. App. Apr. 27, 2016).
  • Ewing v. Rochon Corp., No. 14-1628 2016 Iowa App LEXIS 11 (Iowa Ct. App. Jan. 13,2016).
  • First Am. Bank v. Urbandale Laser Wash, LLC, 871 N.W.2d 127 (Iowa Ct. App. 2015)
  • CSS2 Enter. v. Farmers Coop. Co., No. 14-1686, 2015 Iowa App LEXIS 762 (Iowa Ct. App. Aug. 19, 2015).
  • Employers Mutual Casualty Company v. Van Haaften, 815 N.W.2d 17 (Iowa 2012)
  • SH Dev., LLC v. McAninch Corp., 797 NW2d 623 (Iowa Ct. App. 2011).
  • Rabe Hardware, Inc. v. Jayapathy, 786 NW2d 269 (Iowa Ct. App. 2010).
  • Walnut Brewery, Inc. v. Iowa Dep't of Commerce-Alcoholic Beverages Division, 775 N.W.2d 724 (Iowa Ct. App. 2009).
  • Smith v. State, No. 8-460/07-1689, 2008 Iowa App. LEXIS 1116 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 28, 2008). 
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B. v. Best Litho, Inc., 737 N.W.2d 312 (Iowa Ct. App. 2007).
  • Saydel Cmty. Sch. Dist. v. Denis Della Vedova, Inc., No. 06-0070, 2007 WL 1201748 (Iowa Ct. App. Apr. 25, 2007).
  • Marquart Block Co. v. Denis Della Vedova, Inc., No. 05-1952, 2006 WL 3018227 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 25, 2006).
  • Cornell v. Grinnell Mut. Reins. Co., No. 05-1632, 2006 WL 2419134 (Iowa Ct. App. Aug. 23, 2006).
  • City of Fairfield v. Harper Drilling Co., 692 N.W.2d 681 (Iowa 2005)
  • Richardson v. Walgreens, Inc., 680 N.W. 2d 379 (Iowa Ct. App. 2004).
  • Johnson v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Grp., 680 N.W.2d 378 (Iowa Ct. App. 2004).
  • Consul Gen. of the Republic of Indon. v. Bill’s Rentals, Inc., 330 F.3d 1041; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 11221 (8th Cir. Iowa, 2003).
  • Allied Mut. Ins. Co. v. Colby Dev. Co., No. 3-114/02-0262, 2003 Iowa App. LEXIS 545, (Iowa Ct. App. June 25, 2003).
  • Lenzini v. Gomez, No. 0-284/09-1257, 2010 Iowa Ct. App. LEXIS 545 (Iowa Ct. app. June 25, 2003).
  • Estate of Ballard v. Hazel’s Blue Sky, 653 N.W.2d 609 (Iowa 2002)
  • Rife v. D.T. Corner, Inc., 641 N.W.2d 761 (Iowa 2002)
  • Wright v. Brooke Group, Ltd., 652 N.W.2d 159 (Iowa 2002)
  • Geier v. Honda Am. Motor Co., 529 U.S. 861 (2000).
  • Nesbit v. Myers, 576 N.W.2d 613 (Iowa Ct. App. 1998).
  • Nat'l Parcel Servs. v. J. H. Hunt Logistics, 150 F.3d 970 (8th Cir. 1998).
  • State v. Schluter, 548 N.W.2d 591 (Iowa Ct. App. 1996).
  • State v. LaGrange, 541 N.W.2d 562 (Iowa Ct. App. 1995).
  • Tonelli v. United States, 60 F.3d 492 (8th Cir. 1995).
  • Hlebichuk v. Amway Corp., No. 94-2224SI, 1995 U.S. App. LEXIS 6684 (8th Cir. 1995).
  • Hillrichs v. Avco Corp., 478 N.W.2d 70 (Iowa 1991), appeal after remand, 514 N.W.2d 94 (Iowa 1994).
  • Hansen-Friedrichsen, Inc. v. Citizens State Bank, 490 N.W.2d (Iowa Ct. App. 1992).
  • Corp. Ctr. Assoc. v. Total Grp. Serv., Inc., 462 N.W.2d 713 (Iowa Ct. App. 1990).
  • Vickers v. Great River Med. Ctr., 753 N.W.2d 570 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008).
  • Merchs. Mut. Bonding Co. v. Appalachian Ins. Co., 556 F.2d 889 (8th Cir. 1977).

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