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CLAIRE WARNER: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

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515.244.2600 x572

TIFFANY ROOSA: (PARALEGAL)

troosa@dickinsonlaw.com
515.246.4545

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Jeffrey A. Krausman

Introduction

Jeff Krausman represents both public and private sector clients in a wide variety of employment-related issues. He has experience as a negotiator at the bargaining table, as an advocate in grievance disputes, and has litigated employment-related matters in both state and federal courts.

Jeff began his law career at the Iowa Public Relations Board (PERB), which administers the Iowa law governing employment relations and collective bargaining in the public sector. In 1977 he entered private practice, focusing primarily on labor and employment issues. He now practices primarily in employment law and education law.

Jeff is a frequent speaker at Iowa Bar Association and Iowa School Board Association programs, and he was selected for inclusion in the 2009-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and in the 2010-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Best Lawyers for Business in the area of Labor & Employment Law.

Areas of Practice

Jurisdictions

Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa

Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Chambers USA

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2010-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual in the area of Labor and Employment in the state of Iowa.  Jeff has drawn the following published commentary from the editors of Chambers USA:
    • Jeff has demonstrable strength in the public sector. According to clients, "he is very attentive to our needs - he utilizes other personnel in his firm to quickly address our needs and makes himself available when something comes up." They further note: "He is very knowledgeable."
    • “Jeffrey Krausman is known for his commitment to the education sector; he advises a number of schools and educational establishments on labor and employment issues.”
    • “Jeffrey Krausman represents public sector employers, including a number of schools.  Interviewees say: ‘He’s easy to work with and has a practical approach to getting things fixed.'”
    • “The ‘solid and knowledgeable’ Jeffrey Krausman ‘has a high success rate because he takes the time needed to research the law and gather all the facts,’ sources said. He is particularly well known for his representation of public sector entitites and schools.”
    • “Jeff Krausman represents public and private sector bodies in a range of employment matters, including advocacy in grievance disputes. He has recently represented Ankeny Community School District in negotiations with teacher and support staff unions.”

Best Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2009-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment Law.  Selected for inclusion in the 2012-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment; and Education Law for the state of Iowa.
  • Jeff is the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Labor & Employment Law in Des Moines as recognized by U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers in America.
  • Jeff is the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Education Law in Des Moines as recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America. He also received the “Lawyer of the Year” recognition for Education Law in 2013.
  • Jeff was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Labor Law – Management in 2015.

Super Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the most recent Super Lawyers list for the state of Iowa

Memberships & Activities

  • Dickinson Law Firm
    • President, Board of Directors
  • Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys
    • Executive Committee, Chair, 1997-1998; Vice Chair, 2007-2008; Member, 1994-1998, 2007-Present
  • National Council of School Board Attorneys
    • Member, 1979-Present
  • Children and Families of Iowa
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2013-present
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2013-present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2009-2011
    • Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1987-1988
    • Member, Litigation Section
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
    • Member, 2001-Present
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Member, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Member, Litigation Section
    • Member, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Lincoln Inne

Education & Background

  • J.D., Drake University Law School, 1975
  • B.A., Drake University, 1971

In the Media

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Unsocial Media,” 2014 Employment Law Client Seminar, West Des Moines, Iowa, October 23, 2014
  • Presenter, “Case Study: Employee and Labor Relations,” Central Iowa Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, HR Professional Development Day, Des Moines, Iowa, October 25, 2013
  • Presenter, “Checklist for Terminating an Employee,” 2013 Employment Law Client Seminar, West Des Moines, Iowa, October 10, 2013
  • Author, (with John Lande), Just Arbitrate Already, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Newsletter, March 27, 2013
  • Author (with Allison Lindner), Protecting the Eligible: The National School Lunch Program and its Mandates for Privacy, National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys, Spring 2013
  • Presenter, “Handbook Policies & Pitfalls,” Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, October 11, 2012
  • Author, NLRB Finds Costco’s Rule on “Defamatory Statements” Unlawful, Iowa Employment Law Blog, September 27, 2012
  • Author (with John Lande), Finding Commonality: The Lessons of Dukes for Class Litigation, Iowa Employment Law Blog, March 5, 2012 (This article was first published January 19, 2012, in the online online journal of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section.)
  • Presenter, “Dickinson Legal Theater: Navigating the FMLA Maze,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, October 20, 2011
  • Presenter, “Dickinson Legal Theater: Help Wanted,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Johnston, Iowa, October 14, 2010
  • Presenter, “Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act,” School Administrators of Iowa Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, February 10, 2009
  • Presenter, “Performance Evaluations, Employee Complaints, Leave Issues, Workplace Investigations, Performance Issues, and Avoiding Retaliation Claims:  An In-Depth, Interactive Session,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Johnston, Iowa, October 16, 2008
  • Author, “Preparing Yourself and Your Client for Mediation,” Dickinsonlaw.com, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., December 2007
  • Presenter, “Why You Should Care About Electronic Discovery,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Johnston, Iowa, October 26, 2006
  • Presenter, “An Update on What the Labor Boards Have Been Up To,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, October 28, 2005
  • Presenter, “Labor Law Impact on General Policy Development,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, October 28, 2004
  • Presenter, “Termination Checklist: Things to Think About Before the Termination,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, October 23, 2003
  • Presenter, “Update on Labor,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, October 10, 2002
  • Presenter, “Labor Law Update,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa, April 2, 2002
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