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Erik A. Luthens

Personal injury Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    32 years, 200 cases

  2. Medical malpractice

    32 years, 45 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Car Accidents; Dramshop Litigation; Wrongful Death Claims; Medical Malpractice; Legal Malpractice

    32 years, 500 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    Work Injuries; Wrongful Death Claims; Bad Faith Claims vs. Insurance Carriers

    32 years, 600 cases

  5. Wrongful death

    32 years, 50 cases

I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa.  I obtained my undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Iowa in 1988 and obtained my juris doctor from Drake University Law School in 1991. Since graduating from law school and passing the Iowa bar in June, 1991, I have been a trial lawyer practicing with my father, August Luthens. The emphasis of my practice is civil litigation (trial law) and civil appellate law. I almost exclusively represent plaintiffs (injured people) in workers' compensation, personal injury, dram shop, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and other civil litigation matters.


Parrish-Sams Luthens Law, P.C.
2910 Westown Pkwy
Ste. 203
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

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Posted by Millie | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident
Erik Luthens was my attorney for a dramshop/car accident case in 2016. He was very attentive to my concerns and made me aware of what was happening every step of the way. I am thankful to have found an attorney of such high integrity and professionalism. I will certainly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Great Lawyer
I was hit by a drunk driver and was badly injured. My first lawyer said he was an expert in this type of case but really didn't do anything.. I finally fired him after a friend told me to talk with Mr. Luthens. A week later I did hire Mr. Luthens who did more in the first 3 weeks then my first lawyer did in a year!! Mr. Luthens got me a settlement that was way more then what I had thought my case was worth.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2013
Very satisfied.
I hired Eric Luthens to handle a complicated work comp case for me. He got the case settled for much more then I thought that I would ever get.


  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Parrish-Sams Luthens Law, P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Luthens Law Offices, P.C.
  • 1991 - 2020
  • Law Clerk
  • Neiman, Neiman, Stone & Spellman, PC.
  • 1989 - 1991


  • Drake University Law School
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 1991
  • University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science (BS),
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sanford v. Fillenwarth, 863 N.W.2d 286 (2015)
  • Case settled after the Iowa Supreme Court's ruling in Sanfords' favor.
  • Wilkins v. Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center, 758 N.W.2d 232 (2008)
  • Case proceeded to jury trial & ultimately resolved.
  • New v. Titan Tire Corp., WL 984730 (2001)
  • Case settled for approximately $382,000 after the Iowa Supreme Court refused to grant Titan's request for Further Review.
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  • Iowa Association for Justice Board of Governors
  • Governor
  • 2016 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Jasper County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

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West Des Moines Personal injury Lawyer Erik A. Luthens
Erik A. Luthens
Personal injury Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 32 years
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