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Chad A Swanson

Personal injury Attorney at Waterloo, IA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 3 years
    Iowa - IA 29 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    This includes car accidents, products liability cases, premises liability cases and other general injury claims.

  2. Car accident
    25%

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    15%

  4. Litigation
    15%

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Appeals I handle typically results from completed trials where one side seeks further review.

I was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa and left in 1988 to study English and Music Performance (cello) at the University of Iowa.  After graduating in four years with a double major, I took a weekend off and started law school in May 1992.

 

I clerked for the Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman law firm in Waterloo during the summer of 1994, which led to a permanent position as an Associate in February 1995 after completing the bar exam.  I've been with the Firm ever since, currently as a Partner.

 

I married my wife Michelle in 1996 and together we settled in Cedar Falls, her hometown.  She is an Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, teaching elementary music methods.  We have two children, Elizabeth and Matthew.  We love music, traveling and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye football team and staying active at Prairie Lakes Church.

Location

Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman, P.L.C.
3151 Brockway Road
PO Box 810
Waterloo, IA, 50704

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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2016
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Disability insurance issues
We had a significant, and potentially life altering, issue with our disability insurance. Chad Swanson took us very seriously, and while being hopeful for our case, he was realistic in his presentation. Chad was amazingly thorough, wading through the minutiae and discovering hidden salient points. His professionalism and calm demeanor were just what we needed. In fact, the case was handled so well, we did not even have to go to court. The case was settled 100% in our favor.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman
  • 1995 - 2005

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cedar Falls Tigers Booster Club
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Friends of the UNI Museums
  • President
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Waterloo Visiting Nursing Association
  • Board Member
  • 1996 - 2001
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Honors and Awards

  • Public Justice Award
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Convention
  • Protecting Student Athletes in Iowa
  • 2015

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