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Bradley M. Beaman

Construction and development Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

Brad's law practice focuses primarily on litigation, construction law, and labor and employment law.  Prior to practicing law, Brad taught high school and coached sports in West Moines, Iowa.  Brad also served as an infantryman in the Iowa Army National Guard.  In his private life, Brad is married and has twin daughters.  He enjoys spending time with his immediate family and his large extended family.


Ahlers & Cooney PC
100 Court Avenue, Suite 600
Des Moines, IA, 50309


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Correy | October 20, 2016
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Madison Flats
Brad represented our company in a construction dispute that ended up going to arbitration. We were successful in arbitration and were actually awarded a larger sum than what we had initially asked for. Following the arbitration award Brad was successful again in recouping nearly all of our attorney's fees in District Court. Brad has a very high level of integrity and professionalism. Throughout this case opposing counsel continually disparaged our position and employed numerous unscrupulous and unprofessional tactics. Despite their actions, Brad stayed focused on the task at hand and put forth an effective, well thought out, and ultimately successful argument at the arbitration hearing without ever lowering himself to the level of opposing counsel. Brad is also a very hard working attorney. Our hearing was the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Brad made himself available to meet any day after the holiday to work on our final preparations, which we ended up doing on a Sunday afternoon due to my schedule. We have since hired Brad to work on other cases and often consult him in regards to different issues that come up in our business. I have had more experience with attorneys than I have cared to over the last few years, and many of them have not been good. My experience with Brad has been good, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney with ability, integrity, and the willingness to listen.
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Posted by Steven | July 12, 2016
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President- Owner
Brad reviews all my contract documents for multiple projects from 5K to 500k. We review and change wordings for my company's benefit and protection. We have been audited and Brad helped us with consultation and a connected us to a lawyer connected to our firm to handle the case. i highly recommend Brad for all legal issues that may be part of your future, he will get it done or get help to expedite the legal process.
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Posted by Dave | July 10, 2016
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Business Owner
Brad is an excellent resource for my company in the home building and remodeling industry. He is always helpful on any item that comes up, event small issues that could amount to a larger conflict. He has also revised all of my contracts to suit them to my model of business. I strongly recommend Brad to any potential company or individual person in need of legal work or legal advise.
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Posted by Melissa | July 7, 2016
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Great experiences
Bradley Beaman has been working with our company for a couple years now and has been helpful in all situations. He is always friendly, patient and compassionate to our situations. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for attorney needs in the construction industry!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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Satisfied Client
Brad has helped our plumbing company with several issues from reviewing contract documents to collections. We have been using Brad for a little over a year now and he has been a great asset to us. He has helped us with securing our interests through filing mechanic's liens on large new construction contracts as well as collecting on smaller projects through small claims. He has always been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-295 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C
  • 2004 - 2007


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lansink v. Beal Derkenne
  • Judgment for Client for $115,321.20 and Attorney Fees
  • Schoenauer Property Management v. Schappert
  • Obtained Summary Judgment for Client
  • Valley Plumbing Co. Inc. v. YRK Investments, LLC
  • Judgment for Client


  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • N/A
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


  • Drake Law Review
  • Estate Tax Consequences of Revenue Ruling 2004-64: Silence in Grantor Trusts Is Anything but Golden
  • 2006
  • Drake Law Review
  • Contributor
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Law Seminar
  • Construction Case Law Update
  • 2016
  • Ames Homebuilder's Association
  • Are Your Subcontractors Really Employees?
  • 2016
  • 4th Annual Corporate Counsel Forum
  • The Alphabet Soup of Employment Agencies: What GCs and In-House Lawyers Need to Know
  • 2016
  • Construction Law for Public Projects
  • Labor and Employment Laws
  • 2015
  • Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law and indemnification to Shift Liability
  • Litigating the Construction Defect Claim: Coverage v. Liability
  • 2015
  • NBI Human Resources Law From Start to Finish Seminar
  • Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs, Workplace Behavior and Privacy-Current Developments
  • 2014
  • Iowa Engineering Law
  • Professional Liability Insurance for Engineers
  • 2014
  • Ames Home Builders Association
  • Statute of Repose: How Far Back Can Contractors Be Sued for Construction Defects?
  • 2014
  • NBI Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge Seminar
  • Unemployment Compensation Costs
  • 2013
  • NBI Human Resource Law Seminar
  • Impact of New Employment Laws and Regulations Enacted in 2009
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Bradley
Construction and development Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Beaman. He is a fine lawyer. Mr. Beaman is committed to his clients and well versed in the law. He has also demonstrated professionalism that is commensurate with the practice of law at a very high level."
Construction and development Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brad is a well prepared and highly professional attorney."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of referring a matter to Brad recently that was outside of my normal practice area. He immediately recognized additional issues that needed addressing on the client's behalf and his work was completed very timely to the client's benefit. He kept me informed throughout the process and was incredibly responsive to my inquiries. I can't recommend him enough."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. I have had the opportunity to work with Brad as co-counsel for my client in a construction litigation matter that went to trial and also as opposing counsel in a different matter. On both occasions, Brad did an excellent job of advocating for his client and is otherwise a talented attorney and litigator."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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