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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Litigation: 40%

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    Brad is well-known as an excellent lawyer in the field of personal injury litigation.


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Contact info

Brady & O'Shea, P.C.

2735 1ST AVE S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Great Plains Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Key Person AwardIowa Association For Justice2009
Inducted as FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBrady and O'Shea1997 - Present
Vice PresidentCrawford, Sullivan, Read, Roemerman and Brady1978 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial Lawyers, Jury CommitteeMember2010 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2008 - Present
Iowa Association for Justice, Legislative CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Iowa Academy of Trial LawyersFellow1996 - Present
Iowa Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Linn County Legal Aid BoardPresidentN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Business Torts Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Class Action and Derivative Suits CommitteeMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Business Torts SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association,Civil Rights Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Iowa State Bar Association, Litigation LegislationChair2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rieff v Allied Class Action$ 128.5 million
Beadle v GivensVerdict, confidential settlement
Gutierrez v Givens$17.4 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Iowa Association for Justice CLE with the GovernorConsumer Protection - Are We Protected2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Cornell CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Iowa Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeIowa's New Consumer Fraud Statute2009
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting2008 - Iowa Class Action Update; Revised Hospital Lien Statute,2008
Iowa State Bar Association Trial Seminar2004 - Voir Dire, Opening Statement and Closing Argument,2004
Young Lawyers DivisionDeposition Techniques,2003
Iowa Association for Justice seminarsDirecting The Personal Injury Trial2003
Linn County Bar Association annual meetingEthics and Advertising,2002
Iowa Association of Legal Assistants annual seminarEthical Considerations for Legal Assistants,2002
Iowa Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeHow to Survive Your Client's Deposition,2002
Taking and Defending DepositionsTaking and Defending Depositions2001
Iowa Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeIntentional Interference with Employment,1999
Linn County Estate Planning CouncilProbate Trial Presentation,1998
Iowa Association of Legal AssistantsLegal Assistants in Depositions - Assisting Throughout the Deposition Process1998
Iowa Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeComplex Business Litigation,1998
Iowa Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeCivil Rico - Overview and Developments,1998
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Trial CollegeTrial Instructor for attorneys, Closing Argument,1998
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual MeetingClass Action Jury Trials,1997
Federal Civil LitigationFederal Civil Litigation: Plaintiff's Perspective1995