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Kevin Collins is a member of Nyemaster Goode's  Litigation and Business, Finance, and Real Estate Departments. He concentrates in the area of commercial litigation, including intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights), business torts, products liability, and construction. He also routinely handles dissolution proceedings.

Kevin served as the President of the Iowa State Bar Association from 2003 to 2004. He is a Fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers.


Kevin is a Lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to 1/3 of 1% of the lawyers practicing in the United States.



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    35 years
  2. Mediation: 10%
    28 years
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    28 years

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  • Donald Guy Thompson

    I have known Kevin for meany years. We've been opposing counsel in lawsuits, served togetehr in professional activities and I've mediated cases Kevin has been involved in as an advocate. Kevin is an excellent lawyer with substantial knowledge in construction and commercial litigation. He's a skilled trial lawyer and advocate. Kevin has always exhibited a high degree of professionalism in all of his dealings with me.


    Donald Thompson Business Attorney
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Contact info

Nyemaster Goode, PC

One Greatamerica Plz.
625 First St. SE, Suite 400
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401


IAAuthorized to practice law198101/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year - ConstructionBest Lawyers in America2015
FellowBest Lawyers in America2006
Excellence in Service AwardIowa Legal Aid2005
FellowChambers USA2003
FellowChambers USA: America's Leading Construction Lawyers2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderNyemaster Goode, PC2009 - Present
ShareholderShuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC1983 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa State Bar AssociationConstruction Section Council - Chair2010 - Present
Diversity Law InstituteMember2009 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
The Trial law InstituteMember2009 - Present
Great Plains Super LawyersFellow2009 - Present
College of Master Advocates and BarristersLife Fellow2007 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationFormer President2003 - 2004
Iowa State Bar FoundationLife Fellow2002 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationWays & Means - Member2001 - 2006
Iowa State Bar AssociationIndependence of the Judiciary Committee - Member2001 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationAdministrative Committee - Member2001 - 2005
Iowa State Bar AssociationSupreme Court Advisory Committee - Member2000 - 2005
Iowa State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1998 - 2001
Iowa Academy of Trial LawyersFellow1997 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesFellow1992 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Eden Electrical v Amana Co. 370 F.3rd 824 (8th Cir. 2004)Verdict for $19.975 million
J. Lloyd v. Imperial Toy, Case No. 1:2006cv00043 (N.D. Iowa).Settled before trial
Original Ideas, Inc. and Robert DeMars v. Processed Plastic Company, Case No. 92045022 and 92045023 (USPTO - TTAB)Decision for Defendant
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Creighton University School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978