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Brad J. Brady

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Brad J. Brady is a native of Anamosa, Iowa and currently lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Brady has practiced law in Cedar Rapids, Iowa since graduation from law school in 1978. He practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and commercial litigation. He also serves as a civil litigation mediator and has mediated a variety of disputes, including in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage, probate and estate planning, commercial and business, banking, real estate, employment and civil rights.

Education:

He graduated from Cornell College in 1974, earning a Bachelor's degree in philosophy, summa cum laude. He graduated from University of Iowa College of Law, with Distinction in 1978.

Professional Honors & Activities:

Mr. Brady is the recipient of an AV rating, the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Brady has been inducted into and serves on the state membership committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization devoted to trial practice and limited to approximately 1% of practicing Iowa attorneys. He also is a member and a board director of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers,an organization devoted to trial practice and limited to approximately 3% of Iowa attorneys. He also has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of personal injury for the Great Plains region, a peer-reviewed selection process limited to 5% of the lawyers in a state.

He is a member and former chair of the Litigation Legislation Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association, a member of the Jury Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Litigation Legislation committee of the Iowa Association for Justice and a former member of the Justice For All Group of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association.

He has mediated in the area of civil litigation since 2002, is a Certified Mediator under Iowa Rule of Professional Conduct 32:7.4(d)(1) and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice. He is a member of the American Academy of ADR Attorneys.

Presentations & Speeches:

Mr. Brady has delivered numerous lectures and presentations relating to civil trial practice, including the following:

  • 1994 - Consumer Fraud, Annual Meeting, National Association of State Attorneys General
  • 1994 - Taking Effective Depositions, Lorman Education Services
  • 1994 - Effective Discovery Procedures in Iowa, National Business Institute
  • 1995 - RICO Claims, Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • 1995 - Use of Paralegals at Trial, Iowa Association of Legal Assistants
  • 1995 - Federal Civil Litigation, Lorman Education Services
  • 1997 - Class Action Trials, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1998 - Complex Business Litigation, Iowa Association for Justice
  • 1998 - Trial Instructor for attorneys, Closing Argument, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Trial College
  • 1998 - Probate Trial Presentation, Linn County Estate Planning Council
  • 1998 - Civil Rico - Overview and Developments, Iowa Association for Justice
  • 1998 - Legal Assistants in Depositions - Assisting Throughout the Deposition Process
  • 1999 - Probate Trial Presentation, Linn County Estate Planning Council
  • 1999 - Intentional Interference with Employment, Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2001 - Taking and Defending Depositions
  • 2002 - How to Survive Your Client's Deposition, Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2002 - Ethical Considerations for Legal Assistants, Iowa Association of Legal Assistants
  • 2002 - Advertising, Linn County Bar Association
  • 2003 - Deposition Techniques, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2003 - Directing The Personal Injury Trial, Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2003 - "Consumer Protection - Are We Protected," Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2004 - Voir Dire, Opening Statement and Closing Argument, Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Iowa Class Action Update; Revised Hospital Lien Statute, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2009 - Iowa's New Consumer Fraud Statute, Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Private Right of Action for Consumer Fraud, Iowa Attorney General's Office
  • 2013 - Plaintiff’s Perspective on Defense Tactics, Iowa Defense Council Association Annual Meeting 

Mr. Brady also has made presentations throughout Iowa and nationally to local, state and national insurance groups. 

Publications:

  • Civil RICO: Overview & Developments
  • Intentional Interference with Employment
  • Chapter 714H Private Right of Action for Consumer Fraud Plaintiff’s Perspective 

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Brady is a member of the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Litigation Section. He is also a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Linn County Bar Association.

Court Admissions:

Mr. Brady is admitted to practice before the federal district courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He previously has been admitted by court order and/or appeared pro hac vice in cases in:

United States District Court for:

  • The N. District of Alabama
  • The E. District of Arkansas
  • The S. District of California
  • The District of Colorado
  • The S. District of Illinois
  • The District of Minnesota
  • The Middle District of North Carolina
  • The W. District of Oklahoma Superior Court

State Courts:

  • Arizona Superior Court
  • California Superior Court
  • Connecticut Superior Court
  • Florida Circuit Court
  • Illinois Superior Court
  • Indiana Superior Court
  • Minnesota Superior Court
  • Nebraska District Court

Reported Cases:

  • Meyer, et al. v. APCAR College Park, LLC,
  • Dennard v Transamerica Corporation, 2016 WL 6471254 ( Oct.28, 2016)
  • West Side Salvage, Inc. v. RSUI Indemnity Co., 2016 WL 6124637 ( Oct.17, 2016)
  • Legg v West Bank, 873 N.W. 2d 756 (Iowa 2016)
  • Legg v West Bank, 873 N.W.2d 763 ( Iowa 2016)
  • Dindinger v Allsteel, Inc. 2015 WL 11181335
  • West Side Salvage, Inc. v. RSUI Indemnity Co., 2014 WL 144918 (S.D. Ill. Jan 15, 2014) (No. 13-CV-0363-MJR-PMF)
  • West Side Salvage, Inc. v. RSUI Indemnity Company, 2013 WL 6169927 (S.D. Ill. Nov 25, 2013) (No. 313CV00363MJRPMF)
  • Inechien v. Nichols Aluminum, LLC, 728 F.3d 816 (8th Cir. Ct. App. Aug 28, 2013)
  • Amera-Seiki Corp. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 721 F.3d 582 (8th Cir. Ct. App. July 23, 2013)
  • Mitchell v. Cedar Rapids Community School Dist., 832 N.W.2d 689 (Iowa S. Ct. June 21, 2013)
  • Murr v Midland Life Insurance Company, 2013 WL 12044540 (S .D. Iowa)
  • In re Estate of Whalen, 827 N.W.2d 184 (Iowa S. Ct. Feb 22, 2013)
  • In re Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, 889 F. Supp.2d 1272 (N.D. Ala. Aug 21, 2012)
  • In re Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, 881 F. Supp.2d (N.D. Ala. July 23, 2012)
  • In re Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, 810 F.Supp.2d 1100 (S.D. Cal. Aug 29, 2011)
  • In re Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, 801 F.Supp.2d 993 (S.D. Cal. May 31, 2011)
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp., 785 F.Supp.2d 883 (C.D. Cal. Apr 08, 2011)
  • In re Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, 2011 WL 1045166 (S.D. Cal. March 23, 2011) (No. 10CV874 BTM AJB, 09MD2087 BTM AJB)
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, 754 F.Supp.2d 1208 (C.D. Cal. Dec 09, 2010)
  • In re Zicam Cold Remedy Marketing, Sales Practices, Products Liability Litigation, 2010 WL 4511014 (D. Ariz. Nov 02, 2010)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 2836949 (N.D. Iowa July 19, 2010)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 2836789 (N.D. Iowa July 19, 2010)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 1780760, (N.D.Iowa Apr 29, 2010)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 1030497, (N.D.Iowa Mar 08, 2010)
  • Kramer v. Perez, 595 F.3d 825, (8th Cir.(Iowa) Feb 19, 2010)
  • Cedar Rapids Lodge & Suites, LLC v. JFS Development, Inc., 2010 WL 364562, (N.D.Iowa Feb 01, 2010)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 582 F.3d 886, (8th Cir.(Iowa) Sep 18, 2009)
  • Blazek v. Eastern Iowa Const., L.L.C., 764 N.W.2d 783, (Iowa App. Feb 04, 2009)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 2008 WL 4852932, (N.D.Iowa Nov 07, 2008)
  • Kramer v. Perez, 579 F.Supp.2d 1164, (S.D.Iowa Sep 30, 2008)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 622 F.Supp.2d 755, (N.D.Iowa Jun 20, 2008)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 2008 WL 429060, (N.D.Iowa Feb 14, 2008) (No. C06-0099) 
  • McGowan, Ltd., Inc. v. Soy Basics, L.L.C., 2008 WL 346044, (N.D.Iowa Feb 06, 2008) (No. C06-2064)
  • Walters v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 2007 WL 4531311, (N.D.Iowa Dec 18, 2007) (No. 06-CV-20-LRR)
  • Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co. of America, 2007 WL 2122195, (N.D.Iowa Jul 20, 2007) (No. 06-CV-99-LRR)
  • Walters v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 2007 WL 1385387, (N.D.Iowa May 08, 2007) (No. 06CV0020-LRR)
  • Richard L. McGowan, Ltd., Inc. v. Soy Basics, LLC, 2007 WL 576484, (N.D.Iowa Feb 21, 2007) (No. C06-2064)
  • Lutz v. General Motors Corporation – Pontiac Div., 2007 WL 7625090 (N.D. Iowa Feb 8, 2007) (No. C04-0078)
  • Northrup v. Penford Products Co., 2006 WL 753218, (N.D.Iowa Mar 23, 2006) (No. C05-0012-LRR)
  • GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Rohr-Tippe Motors, Inc., 394 F.Supp.2d 1058, (N.D.Iowa Oct 06, 2005) (No. C05-119-LRR)
  • GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Rohr-Tippe Motors, Inc., 387 F.Supp.2d 992, (N.D.Iowa Sep 06, 2005) (No. C05-119-LRR)
  • Kreinbring v. Alternative Claims Services, Inc., 2004 WL 1293927, (N.D.Iowa May 27, 2004) (No. C03-123-LRR)
  • Rieff v. Evans, 672 N.W.2d 728, (Iowa Dec 17, 2003) (No. 02-0727)
  • Rieff v. Evans, 630 N.W.2d 278, (Iowa May 31, 2001) (No. 99-0313)
  • Luker v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 1999 WL 33655475, (N.D.Iowa Nov 15, 1999) (No. C98-2067)
  • Young v. FDL Foods, Inc., 1999 WL 33656872, (N.D.Iowa May 18, 1999) (No. C96-1049)
  • GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Telular Corp., 1999 WL 33656867, (N.D.Iowa Apr 20, 1999) (No. C98-127)
  • Gutierrez v. Givens, 1 F.Supp.2d 1077, 1998 WL 162195, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 9486, S.D.Cal., April 03, 1998(No. CIV. 97-1218-B (LAB))
  • Gutierrez v. Givens, 989 F.Supp. 1033, 1997 WL 816502, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 9374, 98 Daily Journal D.A.R. 9111, , S.D.Cal., November 05, 1997(No. Civ. 97-1218-B(LAB))
  • Great Rivers Co-op. of Southeastern Iowa v. Farmland Industries, Inc., 120 F.3d 893, (8th Cir.(Iowa) Jul 29, 1997) (No. 96-2751)
  • Great Rivers Co-op of Southeastern Iowa v. Farmland Industries, Inc., 934 F.Supp. 302, (S.D.Iowa Jul 03, 1996) (Civil No. 4-95-70529)
  • Jolly v. Pittore, 1995 WL 566002, (S.D.N.Y. Sep 22, 1995) (Nos. 92 Civ. 3593 (JSM), 92 Civ. 5244 (JSM))
  • Great Rivers Co-op. of Southeastern Iowa v. Farmland Industries, Inc., 59 F.3d 764, (8th Cir.(Iowa) Jul 12, 1995) (No. 95-1249)
  • Kalell v. Petersen, 498 N.W.2d 413, (Iowa App. Feb 02, 1993) (No. 92-475)
  • Nichols v. Schweitzer, 472 N.W.2d 266, (Iowa Jun 19, 1991) (No. 89-1507)
  • In re Marriage of Hasley, 433 N.W. 2d 40, (Iowa App., Sep 28, 1988) (No. 87-1114)
  • U.S. v. Copper, 709 F.Supp. 905 (N.D.Iowa, Sep 14, 1988) (No. C86-0160)
  • Taylor v. Wiebold, 390 N.W.2d 128 (Iowa, Jul 23, 1986) (No. 85-1661)
  • Smalley v. Dewberry, 379 N.W.2d 922, 54 USLW 2420 (Iowa, Jan 15, 1986) (No. 85-367)
  • Munz v. State, 382 N.W.2d 693 (Iowa App., Dec 18, 1985) (No. 84-1109)
  • In re Voss, 20 B.R. 598 (Bankr.N.D.Iowa, Jun 04, 1982) (No. 81-00070, 81-0309)

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