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Kevin Mark Reynolds

Litigation Attorney at Des Moines, IA

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Product liability defense work; fire and property damage; appeals Several dozen jury trials in both state and federal court

    42 years

  2. Administrative law
    Represents national pharmacy chain before the Iowa Board of Pharmacy; represents pilots before the FAA/NTSB

    28 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    Commercial litigation; contracts; insurance

    33 years

  4. Appeals

    38 years

  5. Aviation
    Private pilot ASEL (1989); 1,700 flight hours Instrument rating (1990)

    23 years

As a civil trial attorney with a specialty of products liability defense, I have tried dozens of cases to jury verdict in state and federal courts for over 30 years.  I am sensitive to the needs of self-insured manufacturers and insurers who underwrite these unique risks, and has represented wholesalers, distributors, and retailers as well.  

I am intimately familiar with such issues as: product recalls; conducting evidentiary Daubert hearings in federal court; spoliation of evidence; defenses based on federal preemption; protective orders against the dissemination of internal, confidential, and proprietary trade-secret type design information; and keeping proof of other accidents, claims or lawsuits out of evidence.

As an experienced instrument-rated private pilot, with over 1,700 flight hours since 1989, my flying experience gives him a distinct advantage when he works on aviation-related matters.  

Finally, my extensive jury trial and appellate court experience provides me with a solid background when litigating commercial cases. In Chambers USA guide 2016, I am described as “... prompt, thorough and has commercial awareness” and is valued for the quality of my work.

Licensed for 41 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 03/14/2023

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Whitfield & Eddy, PLC, Des Moines, Ia
  • 1981 - Present
  • Chair, Executive Committee
  • Whitfield & Eddy, PLC, Des Moines, Ia
  • 2008 - 2013


  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD
  • 1981
  • Iowa State University
  • B.A.
  • 1978


  • National Business Aircraft Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Member, Legal Panel
  • 2000 - Present
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Former Chair, Product Liability Committee
  • 2000 - 2001
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Honors and Awards

  • Edward F. Seitzinger Award
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • 2012
  • G. Duffield Smith Award
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 1993
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • AV rating
  • N/A


  • Defense Update
  • The Restatement (Third): Expanding Tort Liability in Iowa?
  • 2014
  • Defense Update
  • Iowa Products Liability Law
  • 2014
  • Defense Update
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Gives Renewed Vitality to the 'No Personal Jurisdiction' Defense
  • 2012
  • For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)
  • The Restatement (Third) of Torts, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm: The "New" Duty and Causation Analysis
  • 2010
  • For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)
  • Witness Statements in Investigation, Deposition and Trial
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting and Seminar
  • Scope of Liability and Causation
  • 2015
  • Annual Meeting and Seminar
  • The Restatement (Third) of Torts, Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm
  • 2014

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Des Moines Litigation Lawyer Kevin Mark Reynolds
Kevin Mark Reynolds
Litigation Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 41 years