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Support Team

SHERYL FOUNTAS: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

sfountas@dickinsonlaw.com
515.244.2600 x575

CINDY BOOTH: (PARALEGAL)

cbooth@dickinsonlaw.com
515.246.4532

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Mollie M. Pawlosky

Introduction

Clarifying complexities and approaching litigation from common ground. That’s Mollie Pawlosky’s foundation for building client relationships. “Clients don’t let their passions dictate their business decisions,” Mollie explains. “It’s my goal to ensure clients don’t let their passions dictate their decisions during litigation.”

Through her commercial litigation practice, Mollie walks clients through complex litigation such as commercial foreclosure, collections and creditors’ rights, corporate governance disputes, construction litigation and mechanic’s lien disputes, and appellate work. Before joining Dickinson in 2002, Mollie practiced general business litigation for several years with a large Chicago firm.

Mollie’s experience fosters her knack for answering complex problems with workable solutions – helping clients tackle litigation from a practical business perspective at each turn.

Areas of Practice

Jurisdictions

Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa
  • Illinois

Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Reported Cases and Representative Matters

  • Handled foreclosure from the creditor side for the largest hotel in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Participated in three-week, multi-million dollar jury trial and appeal regarding whether defective construction is covered under commercial general liability insurance policy.
  • First-chaired multi-million dollar class action jury trial in Polk County District Court regarding receipt of demutualization proceeds by an insurance policyholder.
  • Routinely obtains summary judgments on behalf of clients in contested litigation.
  • Significant experience in motion practice and bench trials to the court.

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2009-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a “Leading Individual” in the area of General Commercial Litigation in the state of Iowa.  Mollie has drawn the following published commentary from the editors of Chambers USA (Source: 2009-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, © 2009-2016 Chambers & Partners, reproduced with permission from Chambers & Partners):
    • 2009: “Mollie Pawlosky is one of the firm’s leading full-time litigation lawyers. She has a busy practice acting for banks and financial institutions, and also handles some foreclosure-related litigation.”
    • 2010: “Clients appreciate Mollie Pawlosky’s big-firm experience from her time practicing at a national law firm in Chicago and highlight her ‘diligent work ethic and superb accessibility.'”
    • 2011: “Mollie Pawlosky is an experienced commercial litigator with a practice that takes in securities, construction and creditors’ rights.  ‘She’s very knowledgeable of the law, both in Iowa and beyond, and is great to providing spot-on, candid advice.'”
    • 2012: “Mollie Pawlosky provides ‘very thorough and knowledgeable’ counsel on issues ranging from securities to construction.”
    • 2013: “Mollie Pawlosky covers a broad range of litigation, including insurance, construction and contract disputes, and also has an active appellate practice. ‘I couldn’t ask for a better partner,’ said one client, adding: ‘She’s done an outstanding job.’ “
    • 2014: The “very pleasant and capable” Mollie Pawlosky advised the First Bank and Trust Company of Illinois on the foreclosure of Sioux City Hotel and Conference Center. One satisfied client states: “I couldn’t ask for more – she is outstanding.”
    • 2015: According to one client, Mollie Pawlosky is a “true gem” who “knows how best to assist clients and is an amazing negotiator.” Her areas of expertise include insurance and construction disputes.
    • 2016: "Mollie is one of the few people that just have a wealth of experience in the federal court."

Best Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the following area:
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law

Other Awards

  • Selected as one of the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 honorees for 2010.

Memberships & Activities

  • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission
    • Member, present – June 30, 2017
  • Litigation Counsel of America™
    • Fellow
    • Member, Diversity Law Institute
    • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • 2014 Member of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa Merit Selection Panel
  • Member of the Attorney Admission Fee Fund Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Past Chair, Federal Practice Committee
    • Member, Federal Practice Committee
  • C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court
    • Past President, 2012-2013
    • Master
  • Lincoln Inne
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • East High (Des Moines Public Schools) Alumni Association
    • President, 2011-2012
  • East High (Des Moines Public Schools) Alumni Scholarship Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2009-2013
    • Chair, Scholarship Committee, 2009-2013

Education & Background

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1996 (With Honors; Order of the Coif; DePaul Law Review)
  • B.A., Grinnell College, 1992 (With Honors, IES Madrid Semester Program, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Associate at Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago, Illinois, 1996-2002

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