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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Construction: 35%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
  4. Real Estate: 15%


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  • Matthew Hartman McKinney

    I have had the opportunity to work with Jodie on a matter over the past year. Throughout my experience in working with Jodie, I have found her to be very responsive, respectful, and timely. I, without hesitation, endorse Jodie.


    Matthew McKinney Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Davis Brown Law Firm

215 10th Street
Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA, 50309


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Great Plains Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"Great Plains Super Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers - ConstructionBest Lawyers2015
Great Plains Super Lawyers “Rising Star”Great Plains Super Lawyers2014
Great Plains Super Lawyers “Rising Star”Great Plains Super Lawyers2013
Friend of Nursing AwardIowa Nurses Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderDavis Brown Law Firm2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Home Builders Association of Greater Des MoinesMember2011 - Present
National Association of HomebuildersMember2011 - Present
HBA of IowaMember2011 - Present
Iowa Defense Counsel AssociationMember2010 - Present
Polk County Women AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Iowa Organization of Women AttorneysMember2004 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Polk County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Girl Scouts of Greater IowaVice President and Board Member2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Capital Promotions v. BaxterEntire lawsuit was dismissed on summary judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.lienlawonline.comIowa Mechanic's Lien Law2013
Blueprint (HBA)Trading in the Handshake for a Well-Written Contract2013
Blueprint (HBA)5 Things You Need to Know About Iowa's Lien Law2013
JD SupraIowa Trustees Breathe a Sigh of Relief of the Iowa Supreme Court's Reversal in the Trimble Case2013
LienLawOnline.ComIowa Mechanic's Lien Law2012
Blueprint (HBA)The Latest on Iowa's Mechanic's Lien Law2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Story County Bar Association CLEIowa Mechanic's Lien Law2013
ProBuild Annual Meeting (Dubuque, Iowa)Iowa Construction and Lien Law2013
IMHA Annual MeetingVarious Topics in Landlord / Tenant Law2013
HBA / Remodeler's Council MeetingIowa Construction Law2013
Greater Des Moines Heating and Cooling Association MeetingIowa Lien Law2013
HBA: Construction Contract and Law DayConstruction Contract Law Issues2012
HBA Meeting - Remodelers CouncilMechanic's Liens2012
2012 Employment Law SeminarTerminations and Contesting Unemployment Benefits2012
Fiduciary Litigation SeminarPowers of Attorney - Fiduciary Litigation2011
Employment Law SeminarA Guide to HR Investigations and Bullying in the Workplace2011
Employment Law SeminarFMLA: Absences and Return to Work Issues2010
CNG MeetingConstruction and Real Estate Issues2010
Employment Law SeminarFMLA2009
Employment and Labor Law SeminarSexual Harrassment2008
Employment Law SeminarEmployee Discipline and Investigations2007
Employment and Labor Law SeminarSexual Harrassment2006
Employment Law SeminarSexual Harrassment2005