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Clark, Butler, Walsh & Hamann
315 E 5th St.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 234-5701
Fax: (319) 232-9579
Waterloo, Iowa Attorney practicing in Iowa primarily in Civil Litigation, Business Organization, Estate Planning & Probate, Family Law, Insurance Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Real Estate, Workers' Compensation & Wrongful Death. Lawyers at the Clark, Butler, Walsh & Hamann are dedicated to serve their clients in Iowa, including the cities of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Dubuque, Des Moines, Adel, Marshalltown, Pella, Decorah, Eldora, Johnston, Ankeny, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Manchester, Elkader, and Burlington , and the communities that make Polk, Webster, Story, Linn, Johnson, Scott, Dubuque, Black Hawk, Dallas, Marshall, Marion, Winneshiek, Muscatine, Wapello, Delaware, Clayton, Hardin and Des Moines counties.
The law firm of Clark, Butler, Walsh & Hamann was established in 1928 in Waterloo, Iowa. Since our founding, we have provided a broad range of legal services to individuals and business clients throughout Black Hawk County, Northeast Iowa, and the major metropolitan areas of Iowa. We represent clients at every level of the Iowa state and federal court system.
There are many options open to business owners other than litigation. The best option depends on an individual's specific needs and goals. Small claims court, alternative dispute resolution, and class actions may all be appropriate actions depending on the situation. In addition, business owners may become defendants in a class action or small claims action. It is important for business owners to understand the legal principles involved in these possibilities. Read More
Civil Litigation Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are there alternatives to a lawsuit?
Q. How is arbitration different from mediation?
When starting a new business, you will need to finance it and set up a business plan. An experienced business law attorney can help you to take these steps. There are a large number of costs associated with any new business. You must consider one-time expenses and start-up costs, from construction and renovation to inventory to advertising costs to hire new employees. You will need to draw up a business plan and organize your business. Read More
Business Organization Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does my debt-to-equity ratio affect my ability to get financing?
Q. What should I do before choosing a name for my enterprise?
Estate planning, which includes legal documents like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, is the process of preparing instructions on how to manage your assets after your death. State and federal laws apply to estate planning, and so do taxes. In order to protect your assets, it may be necessary to create legal entities such as limited liability companies (LLCs) or family partnerships. Read More
Estate Planning & Probate Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a will?
Q. How can I revise my will?
Family law rules relate to both relationships between family members as well as a family and society. Family law reflects shared values by society pertaining to how people who are related should treat one another. Family law attorneys can assist people with prenuptial agreements, divorce, paternity, child custody and child support, and in some instances, adoption. When you are faced with an important decision pertaining to a family relationship, seek the legal advice of one of our experienced attorneys. Read More
Family Law Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a divorce?
Q. What is common law marriage?
While some federal law is involved in insurance, most laws governing insurance are at the state level. For this reason, insurance defense requires attorneys with local expertise. This document will help you to understand the basics of insurance law, in order to work more effectively with your attorney. Read More
Insurance Defense Frequently Asked Questions
Q. In insurance terminology, what is an exclusion?
Q. What is "subrogation?"
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is involved in a car accident every ten seconds in the United States. This high frequency of car accidents makes motor vehicle accidents the most common personal injury cases in the courts today. In most states, motor vehicle accidents are covered by negligence law, although some states have laws (known as "no-fault" laws) that state that the driver that caused the accident is irrelevant to the case. Read More
Auto Accident / Motor Vehicle Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I be compensated even if the accident was my fault?
Q. Who can I sue for compensation for my injuries?
There are various ways that Personal Injury may result. Personal Injury may be caused by defective or dangerous consumer goods, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls or even animal attacks. Personal Injury attorneys are experienced with recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of your case. They know before you pursue legal action if you have a potential case and what would be needed to make it stronger. Read More
Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have a winnable Personal Injury case?
Q. How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
Premises Liability law is the body of law which makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries, whether they are physical, mental or social, suffered by persons who are present on the owner's property. Premises liability cases may seem simple, such as "slip and fall" cases, yet in some states the current laws favor the property owner to a much larger degree. Read More
Premise Liability Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is a property owner responsible for injuries and damages?
Q. What about my medical expenses?
Thousands of people are injured every year by dangerous or defective products. The laws governing responsibility for product defects are different from ordinary liability law. These rules can make it easier to recover damages for injury. Read More
Product Liability Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What should I do if I’ve been injured by a product?
Q. What is strict product liability?
Real estate is covered by both federal and state laws. State laws differ on a number of issues. As a result, it is important to protect your interests by retaining an experienced attorney for routine as well as complex transactions. This overview will discuss topics that are important in understanding real estate law. Read More
Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a deed?
Q. What is a disclosure statement?
“Workers’ compensation” refers to both the benefits that employees injured on the job are entitled to and the method for obtaining those benefits.  Workers’ compensation laws are set by each state and these laws can vary from state to state.  Additionally, the federal government has workers’ compensation laws for federal government employees and employees in certain types of jobs. Read More
Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I sue if my employer disputes my claim?
Q. Can my employer retaliate against me for seeking workers' compensation benefits?
Wrongful death occurs when companies or individuals are negligent or either of these are found to have misconduct in their duties to others. These include car accidents, medical malpractice, occupational accidents and others. Statutes are in place for every state to establish procedures for bringing actions against the responsible party or parties; in this case, it is called a Wrongful Death Statute. Read More
Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are the parents of unborn children able to file suit in a wrongful death?
Q. How do they determine if the death may be punishable by criminal action?
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