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Randall J. Shanks

Randall J. Shanks

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Workers Compensation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Randall. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter Leehey

    Randy is very well known and is extremely high highly regarded in the personal injury field all over the state of Iowa and beyond.


    Peter Leehey Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shanks Law Firm

409 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503

Shanks Law Firm

Farnam 1600 Executive Suites
1603 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE, 68102




IAAuthorized to practice law198408/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
U.S. District Court for the Southern Disctrict of Iowa-N/A
U.S. Disctrict Court for Nebraska-N/A
U.S. Supreme Court-N/A
Iowa Bar Association-N/A
Nebraska Bar Association-N/A
American Association for Justice - Nursing Home Section-N/A
American Association for Justice - Railroad Law-N/A
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial LawyersN/A
Iowa Association for Justice (Past Board of Governors)-N/A
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (President 2010-2011)-N/A
American College of Trial Lawyers (Inducted in 2007)-N/A
Member of Iowa Jury Instructions Committee-N/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyShanks Law Firm1984 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Iowa Academy of Trial LawyersPresident2010 - 2011
YMCABoard of DirectorsN/A
Optimist MemberN/AN/A
Iowa High School Mock Trial Coach (2000-2005)N/AN/A
March of DimesBoard of Directors (Past)N/A
Leadership Council Bluffs (Past)N/AN/A
Lewis Central Booster Club (Past)N/AN/A
Iowa Association for JusticePast Board of GovernorsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor1984
Midland CollegeHistoryBachelor of Arts1981
South Western Community CollegeN/AAssociate of Art1979
Abraham Lincoln High SchoolN/ADiploma1977