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About Me


My name is Erik D. Bair I have been helping Iowans protect their rights since graduating from Drake Law School in 2001.  I practice primarily in workers' compensation helping injured workers and in personal injury law (car, truck and motorcycle accidents, dog bites, etc.). 


I grew up in Des Moines and graduated from East High School. I worked my way through college while attending undergraduate at Iowa State, working for the city as a laborer and evenings for a hospital.  After Iowa State I went to law school at Drake where I graduated with Honors.  I am dedicated to helping Injured Iowans and with personal attention and hard work. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    14 years
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
    14 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    14 years



Contingent (30-33%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Kathryn Elizabeth Walker

    Erik is committed to providing his clients with the best representation possible. He is diligent in working to obtain results that help his clients move on from the difficulties that arise from their injuries.


    Kathryn Walker Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joanie Lynn Grife

    I endorse this lawyer. Erik truly cares about his client. Erik is always professional. He fights for his clients and gets great results. Before I started working with Erik, I knew he had a good reputation in the legal community. Since I have been working with him, he has proven that reputation to be true. He is a great attorney and I am lucky to work with him. I see someone who truly cares about his clients therefore, he gets good results.


    Joanie Grife Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Walker, Billingsley & Bair

2545 E. Euclid Ave., Suite 120
Des Moines, IA, 50317


IAAuthorized to practice law200109/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Juris Doctorate Degee with HonorsDrake University Law School2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWalker, Billingsley & Bair2008 - Present
AttorneyWalker & Billingsley2001 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Iowa Association for JusticeN/A2001 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2001 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mahon v. Dollar General CorporationEmployee was awarded medical care for his neck, including cervical fusion, along with benefits for the neck and shoulder injury
State v. Brown, FECR013469Charges dismissed after a successful motion to suppress and hearing.
Ziel v. Acuity Mutial Insurance CompanyJury verdict of $52,925
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Publication NameTitleDate
Iowa Workers' Compensation: An Insider's Guide to Work Injuries7 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid if You are Hurt at Work2012
Iowa Consumer's Guide to Dog Bites, Attacks and Injuries5 Insider's Secrets to Not Get Bitten by Your Claim2011
Iowa Car Accidents, Work Injuries, Personal Injury, and Wrongful DeathCommon Issues in Personal Injury Cases2010
How to Maximize Reimbursement in Iowa Injury Cases7 Medical Provider Billing Myths2010
What Will Happen When I Die?How Proper Planning Can Help Your Family2009
Iowa Guide to Protecting Your Rights and Freedom if Charged With a CrimeI've Been Charged With a Crime, What Happens Next?2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor with Honors2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law DayWorkers' Compensation2014
East High School Law DayGuest speaker2011
Vision Financial Client Education EventWills and Estate Planning2009