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Our Legal Practices


We have a reputation for defending, prosecuting, and coordinating some of the largest, most complex cases ever filed in courts, before arbitration panels, or in private mediations.

Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC has a long record of successfully resolving these proceedings on behalf of clients across industries, including retail and consumer products, healthcare and life sciences, insurance, and manufacturing, among many others.


Our medical malpractice attorneys represent clients who are injured or killed by the careless or intentional acts of healthcare providers, such as hospitals, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, chiropractors, and podiatrists.

When these medical errors cause a patient to suffer a significant injury or death, they can provide the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.


The startup and small business marketplace is still a new frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing.

Our firm gives you an all-inclusive, well-rounded approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage.


Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC has a strong track record in defending and prosecuting complex, multi-plaintiff actions, including proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL), as well as class and collective actions in state and federal courts.

Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC’s complex commercial litigators have extensive experience litigating high-value claims and significant issues in these contexts for clients across a variety of industries.


Businesses depend on the services and support of other businesses and individuals to operate. If one party to a contract fails to fulfill its obligations, another party may recover damages for breach of contract.

If you have suffered damages because of a breach of contract, an experienced Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC attorney can help you by evaluating the contract at issue and identifying all available claims and defenses to maximize your recovery or minimize the impact of defending against such a claim.


While the word “bankruptcy” tends to scare people away, bankruptcy is a completely legal and honorable way for financially struggling Iowans to start fresh on their way to financial independence.

If mounting debt and collection efforts have caused you to feel overwhelmed, our highly experienced attorneys can examine your situation and help you find a solution that works best for your unique state of affairs.


In today’s economy, it is important for debtors and creditors to protect their rights to money they are owed. At Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC, we offer comprehensive legal services to clients for all types of creditor rights matters.

Our firm is dedicated to providing the aggressive representation you need, while also obtaining result as cost-effectively as possible. We offer a range of services, including debt collection, representation for debtor/creditor in Chapter 11 business bankruptcy, representation for debtor/creditor in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, foreclosures and property repossession, and lien and garnishment actions.


Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC is a nationally renowned firm concentrating in all types of serious injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, and wrongful death litigation.

Our personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others, as well as defending and protecting individuals from baseless personal injury lawsuits. Our lawyers have successfully handled all types of injury and accident matters throughout Iowa, including but not limited to those involving: car accidents, medical malpractice, truck accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, and products liability.


Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an efficient, effective, and inexpensive way to resolve disputes outside of the traditional courtroom or jury setting.

Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC’s mediation and arbitration team has practical litigation and mediation experience, expert training, and continuing education efforts that assist us in helping our clients obtain positive results. These results are obtained through traditional court-ordered mediations and arbitration panels, and in newer forms of ADR. Whether it is a commercial contract, real estate, or other type of dispute, Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC will guide you through the most effective type of resolution.


If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime in or around the Des Moines area, you need the strongest possible defense and the best criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC's criminal defense lawyers believe strongly that every person accused of a crime has a right to a zealous defense. Whether you are the target of an investigation by a state or federal law enforcement agency or you have been formally arrested and charged, there are important steps you can take to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation.


Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC has a long and proud history of representing farmers throughout the state of Iowa, whether they are specialty seed or vegetable producers or large-scale, diversified farming operations.

Our agricultural law attorneys represent the buyers and handlers of crops produced throughout Iowa, as well as the companies and cooperatives which provide the materials, services, supplies, and capital to produce these crops. Our firm is familiar with all phases of the agricultural production and marketing cycle, from planting seeds in the ground to enforcing rights to payment, as well as the special statutory and administrative code provisions unique to agricultural operations.


Every private and public organization is obligated to respect and uphold the rights of each individual, whether through fair employment practices or appropriate levels of force applied by police officers.

The civil rights team at Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC has a wealth of experience in prosecution actions designed to vindicate the constitutional and statutory rights of Iowans. Our lawyers handle cases involving Medicaid, employment discrimination, race, religion, and gender discrimination, disability discrimination, fair housing cases, police excessive force and wrongful death, jail and prison litigation, and government misconduct. If you feel your civil rights have been violated, contact us today for a consultation.


Sometimes it is impossible to avoid litigating a tax controversy with the IRS or with a state tax authority. Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC’s experienced tax law attorneys assist clients by providing expertise regarding substantive tax laws, dealing with revenue agents, formulating audit strategies, and pursuing administrative or judicial appeals.

Our attorneys can help clients resolve ongoing tax controversies or simply serve as an advisor to the taxpayer or his or her accountant. Our attorneys can also assist you in planning transactions to avoid future disputes.


If you are planning your family’s financial future or dealing with the loss of a loved one, it is wise to speak with a qualified estate lawyer who has experience in estate planning and administration.


Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC’s estate planning and probate attorneys assist clients throughout the greater Des Moines area with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and probate responsibilities. Once given an opportunity to review your current situation and financial documents, our experienced attorneys will draft estate documents that accurately reflect your unique needs and wishes. Each estate plan is crafted to address each client’s unique circumstances and goals.


People most often deal with administrative agencies and administrative law when they apply for government benefits such as social security or when running a business that requires compliance with workplace safety or environmental regulations.

People and businesses often need to hire lawyers with expertise in administrative law when an administrative agency denies their applications for benefits or imposes penalties for failing to comply with regulations. Many administrative agencies create their own courts and appeal processes, which require the expertise of an attorney to ensure that your case is heard. Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC has a team of attorneys well-versed in administrative law that can help guide you through the complicated process.


Whether seeking to secure affirmance or reversal of a trial court decision or obtaining discretionary appellate review from the Supreme Court, Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC’s team of appellate attorneys has the skill and experience to protect your legal claim on review.

Our knowledgeable team has insight into the decision-making of appellate judges, a developed understanding of unique appellate rules and jurisdictional doctrines, and the ability to frame and focus on the key issues through skilled written and oral advocacy. Wandro, Kanne, & Lalor, PC’s appellate lawyers are here to get you the result you want on appeal.

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