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Larry J. Handley

Personal injury Attorney at Ankeny, IA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1978
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Handley Law Firm, P.C.
2575 North Ankeny Blvd. Suite 221
Ankeny, IA, 50023

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Posted by Racheal Felton | March 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Larry did a great job!!!
My daughter's long time abuser had been charged with Harassment, and Larry was put on our case. He was kind, asked smart questions in trial, and stayed calm throughout many obstacles. He did a great job, and we won!
Posted by Angie | September 18, 2014
Just getting started
I sat down with a few attorneys before picking Larry Handley to handle my mother's estate. Her estate is not worth a large sum of money but there are principles and wishes to be honored and that is why I needed an attorney. Larry is the only one that when I sat with him didn't seem to judge me for suing (basically for principle) and actually seemed to be hearing what I was saying. I felt like this guy was willing to try whatever we could come up with to make some noise with filing this lawsuit and he was very honest. If he wasn't sure he got the book out and we looked it up , he could have lied to me I wouldn't have known the difference. I feel as though Larry has a conscious and some respect and that is the type of person I needed for this. If you don't have these 2 things you wouldn't understand my case. Thanks Larry and I am looking forward to working with you on this.
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Posted by Laurie | November 4, 2013
Mr. Handley was knowlegeable, straight forward and compassionate.
I never thought I would find myself in real estate litigation but when I did I was so fortunate to have Mr. Handley recommended to me. He was knowledgeable, was always available to answer my numerous questions and helped me get a fair settlement. I highly recommend him and have to a family member.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2011
Larry Handley is one of the best lawyers Iowa has to offer. He dealt with my case professionally and swiftly, performing above and beyond all expectations. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a top-rate lawyer.
Posted by Michael | March 29, 2011
Excellent Job
Larry Handley has handled several legal issues for me; family will, business transaction, real estate purchases, and landlord/tenant issues involving my rental property. I am always impressed with how Larry deals with me and my wife when we have questions or concerns with each situation. Whenever we call the office, an return call would soon follow. I have recommended Larry and his law firm to several friends, who have expressed nothing but positive outcomes.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2010
Review of Larry Handley
I was a client of Larry Handley and was extremely disappointed with his representation, communication, service and effort. I do not recommend him. I filed a complaint against him with the Attorney Disciplinary Board and Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Grievance Commissioner by Appointment
  • Iowa State Supreme Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - Present


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Drake University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1975
  • Iowa State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973


  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 1985 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Edward Jones & Various Local Organizations
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Edward Jones & Various Local Organizations
  • Estate Planning & Related Topics
  • 2013

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Ankeny Personal injury Lawyer Larry J. Handley
Larry J. Handley
Personal injury Attorney
Ankeny, IA
Licensed for 46 years