Donald G. Beattie: Lawyer with Beattie Law Firm, P.C.

Donald G. Beattie


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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Propane Products Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Contact InfoTelephone: 888-559-9597
Telephone: 515-263-1000
Fax: 515-263-1411
University Simpson College, B.A., with honors, 1970
Law SchoolDrake University, J.D., with honors, 1977
Admitted1977, Iowa; 1978, Court of Appeals, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Memberships Polk County (Board of Directors, 1993; Board of Governors, 1989-1994; Ethics Committee, 1989-1993) and Iowa State Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Iowa Trial Lawyers Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Blackstone Inn of Court.
MilitaryCapt., USMCR, 1970-1974; Flight Officer, U.S. Navy, 1971-1974
BornDes Moines, Iowa, November 30, 1947

Delta Theta Phi. Order of the Coif. Recipient, Double SS Award for Outstanding Achievement after College, 1993. Author: Casenote, 24 Drake Law Review, Vol. 4, 1975; Note, "First Party Torts: Extra-Contractual Liability of Insurers Who Violate The Standard of Good Faith and Fair Dealing," 25 Drake Law Review, Vol. 4, 1976. Lecturer: Settlement Techniques, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa, 1992; Full Disclosure and Discovery, Iowa's Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa, July 1996; Legal Hurdles and Obstacles in Propane Gas Explosion Litigation, 50th Anniversary American Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts, July 1996; Rapid Fire, Warnings, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa, May 1997. Pro Hoc Vice: Michigan, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Listed: Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges, 1977. (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Reported CasesLyon v. Heemstra, 11.5 Million (2006); Scherle v. McClellan, 1.8 Million (1989); DeJong v. Phillips Petroleum, et al, 3.2 Million (1990); Timmens v. Kaneb Pipeline, 1.6 Million (1991); Walter v. Phillips Petroleum et al, 6.2 Million (1993).

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Donald G. Beattie

4300 Grand Avenue
Des MoinesIA 50312


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