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



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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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  • 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.


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Shanks Law Firm

409 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503


IAAuthorized to practice law198410/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (President 2010-2011)-2010
American College of Trial Lawyers (Inducted in 2007)-2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
U.S. Supreme Court-1996
U.S. Disctrict Court for Nebraska-1988
U.S. District Court for the Southern Disctrict of Iowa-1984
Iowa Bar Association-1984
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
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
Iowa High School Mock Trial Coach (2000-2005)N/A2002 - 2005
YMCABoard of DirectorsN/A
Optimist MemberN/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 University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
Midland CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
South Western Community CollegeN/AAssociate of Art1979
Abraham Lincoln High SchoolN/ADiploma1977