Skip to main content

About me

I am a founding and managing partner of Gourley Rehkemper, & Lindholm, PLC, also known as GRL Law.  I work with some of the best attorneys and legal professionals in the business and I am proud to say that our firm is one of the best Trial Law firms in Iowa.  


I head up the wrongful death and traumatic injury division at the firm.  In the last 5 years alone, I have obtained verdicts from Iowa juries totaling just under 5 million dollars. But those cases are not about me.  They are about the Iowans who have been permanently and extraordinarily injured and the families who have lost a loved one and then have been lied to, taken advantage of, mistreated, or all three by coporations and their insurance companies.  I have had the honor of helping families hold insurance companies, corporations and other wrongdoers accountable for their actions when they have caused the death of, or a life changing injury to folks in Iowa.  We have gone up against the big boys; the insurance companies and their big law firms, and we have prevailed. We will continue to fight to do so.  


No firm in Iowa investigates deaths and injuries more throughly.  No firm handles lawsuits more zealously.  No firm gets better results for grieving families. I am proud to say that I am a part of GRL Law, the firm that Iowans turn to when Good People Need GReat Lawyers  


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 30%
    11 years
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    13 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    12 years
  4. Brain Injury: 15%
    10 years
  5. Dog Bite: 15%
    12 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Ryan E. Weese

    Mr. Gourley represents his clients zealously and with a passion that translates into results. I have known him for many years and would not hesitate to trust him with any of my client's needs.


    Ryan Weese Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David E. Brick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    David Brick Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC

440 Fairway.
Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA, 50266


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberGourley, Rehkemper, & Lindholm, PLC2005 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
Iowa Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kathy Winger et al v. Critelli Properties et al.Polk County Jury returned a verdict totaling $1,137,500.00 in favor of Plaintiffs. It is believed the jury's verdict is the largest Iowa verdict under Iowa's relatively new adult parental consortium statute. Case is still on Appeal
Two Rivers Bank and Trust et al v. Venture One et al.Case went to trial and jury found defendants negligent and responsible for Plainitff's injuries & damages of over $3.6 million. Defendants appealed, the US Eighth Circuit Ct of Appeals upheld the jverdict and required the defendant’s to pay.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Oh Crap App IOS and Android ApplicationOh Crap App2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of KansasBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iowa Defense Counsel Annual ConferencePlaintiff's Counsel's Perspective on litigation ethics2014