Brent Ruther

Brent Ruther: Attorney with Aspelmeier, Fisch, Power, Engberg & Helling, P.L.C.
Attorney Awards


Volunteer Iowa State Bar Association Mock Trial Judge, 2010 to the present.

Areas of Practice (27)

  • Litigation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Employment Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Construction Contracts
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Elder Abuse
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Evictions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
319-208-3182  Phone
(319) 754-6587  Phone
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.A., Psychology, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Denver, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1995, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa; 1993, Colorado; 1999, Iowa
Colorado, Des Moines County and Iowa State Bar Associations; Iowa Defense Counsel Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2007); Chair Tort & Workers' Compensation Committee 2012-present; Board of Editors 2011-present; Defense Research Institute; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.
Birth Information:
Burlington, Iowa, January 10, 1968
Reported Cases:

Lambdin v. District Court In and For the 18th Judicial District of County of Arapahoe, 903 P.2d 1126 (Colo. 1995)

Grohn v. Sisters of Charity Health Services Colorado,
960 P.2d 722 (Colo. App. 1997)Byerly v. Kirkpatrict Pettis Smith Polian, Inc., 996 P.2d 771, 2000 WL 38242 (Colo. App. 1998)

Adkins v. U.S. West Communications, Inc. 181 F.Supp. 1189 (D. Colo. 2001)

Bullington v. United Air Lines, Inc., 186 F.3d 1301, (10th Cir. 1999)

Bluff Harbor Marina, Inc. v. Wunnenberg, 801 N.W.2d 627 unpublished 2011 WL2041833 (Iowa App. 2011)

Short v. Green Bay Levee and Drainage District No. 2, 695 N.W.2d 503, unpublished 2005 WL 67528 (Iowa App 2005)


Smoke on the Water: Interpretation and Application of the Longshoreman and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, The Jones Act and the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act - Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update, Brent Ruther and Sara L. Haas, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Winter 2012.

Venue, Forum Shopping and the Case of the Split County – Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update, Brent Ruther, Vol. XIX, No. 4, Fall 2017.

The Public Duty Doctrine and Maintenance of Traffic Control Devices - Iowa Defense Counsel Association Defense Update, Brent Ruther, Vol. XX, No. 4, Fall 2018.

Peer Reviews

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Burlington, Iowa

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