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Bob Waterman joined Lane & Waterman in 1981 and for 35 years has focused his civil litigation practice for the defense primarily in the areas of professional malpractice, product liability, and insurance coverage litigation.

Bob is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, for the areas of Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, and Bet-the-Company Litigation, in Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating, in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers with a “Band 1” rating for Litigation: General Commercial, and in the Iowa Super Lawyers Top 10 List for the years 2007 and 2009 - 2015. In 2014, Bob was awarded The 2014 Client Choice Award for Litigation in Iowa.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    34 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    34 years
  3. Defective Products: 20%
    34 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    34 years
  5. Ethics: 20%
    34 years


Payment types:

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Contact info

Lane & Waterman Llp

220 N Main St Ste 600
Davenport, IA, 52801-1906


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198305/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2015
Band 1Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2015
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Top 10: Iowa Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLane & Waterman LLP1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2000 - Present
Iowa Academy of Trial LawyersFellow1994 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978