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Erik David Bair

Erik David Bair

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

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

Licensed since 2001

  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 

  • Corey Joseph Lee Walker

    Erik is an attorney who used to do manual labor himself in high school and in college. Having grown-up on the east side of Des Moines, he knows what a hard day of work is all about. Because of his background, he goes the extra mile to help injured workers in their time of need. I have personally observed Erik's work ethic and know that he truly cares for and respects his clients. He returns phone calls promptly and does whatever he can to help his clients.


    Corey Walker Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Siobhan Maureen Schneider

    Erik Bair is a very knowledgeable, diligent attorney. He has a great deal of experience in personal injury matters and is incredibly thorough in his preparation of cases. On the rare occasion Erik does not know an answer to a question, he does not guess. Erik puts in the time and effort to properly research each issue in order to maximize his clients' recovery.


    Siobhan Schneider Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Walker, Billingsley & Bair

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


IAAuthorized to practice law200104/30/2015

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