Becky S. Knutson: Lawyer with Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.

Becky S. Knutson

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Senior Shareholder
Des Moines,  IA  U.S.A.
Phone(515) 288-2500

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Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Education
  • Employment Law and Labor Relations
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Licensure
 
Contact InfoTelephone: (515) 288-2500
Fax: (515) 243-0654
http://www.davisbrownlaw.com/Becky-S-Knutson
 
University University of Iowa, 1978
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Iowa College of Law, 1981
 
Admitted1981, Iowa
 
Memberships 

Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Iowa Defense Counsel Association
•Iowa State Bar Association
•Polk County Bar Association
•Polk County Women Attorneys

 
BornDecorah, Iowa, 1957
 
Biography

CONCENTRATION

Becky is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in the Litigation Division. She has a general practice in, but not limited to, labor and employment law, education law, family law and professional licensing.

Labor and Employment Law
In the Labor and Employment area, Becky advises both public andprivate sector clients. She has been involved in litigation andadvising clients on employment matters including handbooks and policies,compliance with local, state and federal laws, discipline anddischarge, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, employeeorganization and union organizing issues, unfair labor and prohibitedpractices, professional conduct and licensing, civil rights, OSHA,workers' compensation, wage and hour compliance, drug testing, andindividual employment, compensation and severance agreements. Herlitigation practice includes appearing before state and federal courts,the NLRB and Iowa PERB, and a variety of administrative agencies at thetrial and appellate levels.

Education Law

Becky represents educators and school employees in employment disputes before school boards and committees, agencies, and state and federal courts. Issues addressed include discipline, termination, promotion and tenure matters, licensure, collective bargaining, grievances and other employment matters. Becky also represents students in discipline, discrimination and injury matters.

Family Law

In the Family Law area, Becky advises clients concerning pre-maritalagreements, divorce and dissolution of marriage issues, and post-divorcecompliance, enforcement and modification issues. She frequently deals with issues concerning large asset cases, business and asset valuation, pension and retirement account division, spousal support and the tax aspects of valuation and asset transfer.

Mediation
Becky has been trained as a mediator, completing a forty-hour courseof instruction at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and islisted with the Polk County Mediation project.

Becky is the past chair of the Polk County Bench and Bar Committee. She is a past member of theIowa State Bar Association Insurance Plans Committee, Iowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Council and the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Judicial Administration Committee and the Judicial Plebiscite subcommittee.

COMMUNITY

In the community, Becky is an alumnus of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute; the past president and vice president of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa; past board member of Iowa Youth Choruses; current board member for the Wine Group; board member of Children and Families of Iowa Foundation; and is active in St. Mark Lutheran Church, where she serves as President of the Church Council. Becky has also served as Counsel to the Republican Party of Iowa.

ALMA MATERS
•University of Iowa, 1978
•University of Iowa College of Law, 1981

ARTICLES
•Becky S. Knutson to Present at Central Iowa SHRM Meeting
•2014 Employment Law Seminar - Sometimes We Get Along and Sometimes We Don't - Relationship Issues for Employers
•33 Davis Brown attorneys named Best Lawyers in America
•Chambers USA Ranks 14 Davis Brown Attorneys among Best in the U.S.
•Webinar - Employment Law Seminar - Tackling Every Day (and Every-Once-In-A-While) Wage and Hour Issues
•Webinar - Employment Law Seminar - Mediation - What Happens Behind Closed Doors?
•Employment Law Blog: The Continuing Saga of the NLRB Recess Appointments and Fallout
•Employment Law Blog: Happy Valentine's Day - Maybe!
•Employment Law: NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional
•Employment Law Blog: Attraction and Jealousy - Not Discrimination
•Webinar- Labor Organizing
•Becky Knutson to Present Webinar on Labor Organizing
•Three Davis Brown Attorneys to Present at 2012 FMLA Master Class for Iowa Employers: Overcoming Compliance and Employee Leave Challenges
•32 Davis Brown Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2013
•The New NRLB Rules: What is the Current Status?
•Webinar - Employee Pay Issues
•Becky Knutson will be presenting oral arguments before the Iowa Court of Appeals

 
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Office Information

Becky S. Knutson

215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des MoinesIA 50309-3993




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