The Firm's core qualities are -- anticipation, preparation, innovation, efficiency and integrity.
Parts of the Firm's history can be traced to Iowa's territorial days. The current composition of Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C. can be traced back 85 years to the founding of Carr, Cox, Evans & Riley in 1924. Traditionally, the Firm has been noted for its outstanding civil litigation practice. Finley Alt Smith attorneys have been selected for inclusion in professional honorary organizations because of their accomplishments and skill, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates to name several.
Finley Alt Smith litigation attorneys are noted for their successful defense of hundreds of trials and appeals on behalf of doctors, nurses, health care facilities and providers. Our attorneys apply this same expertise to defense of insurance professionals, architects, engineers, lawyers, dentists and a variety of other professionals. Finley Alt Smith lawyers handle all aspects of construction litigation and a broad spectrum of product liability matters.
The Firm routinely provides valuable assistance to our insurance clients in such matters as coverage issues including the interpretation and construction of policy language involving personal and commercial lines, excess coverage and reinsurance. The Firm is experienced in declaratory judgments, bad faith actions and direct suits concerning the respective rights and duties of the insurer and insured under a variety of insurance arrangements.
Finley Alt Smith business attorneys provide full service legal counsel in today's changing business environment. Our attorneys are noted for expertise in employee benefit matters and can provide individuals with all estate planning needs. The firm has extensive experience in advising real estate clients including buyers, sellers and lenders concerning both commercial and residential property.