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HEIDI DORRELL: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

hdorrell@dickinsonlaw.com
515.244.2600 x563

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Support Team

HEIDI DORRELL: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

hdorrell@dickinsonlaw.com
515.244.2600 x563

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Ted W. Craig

Introduction

Ted Craig handles commercial litigation and related business matters for businesses and individuals, including construction companies, family farm entities, real estate firms, pipeline companies, manufacturers, and service providers.  Ted’s trial experience and his straightforward, practical approach to issues is an asset for clients, whether a client is looking to avoid litigation, resolve a dispute, or protect their rights at the courthouse.  Ted also works closely with city and county assessors across the state to defend appeals of property tax assessments on commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties.  

Ted is the chair of the firm’s recruiting committee, is active in the Iowa State Bar Association, and is a life-long resident and supporter of Des Moines.

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

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Member, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 2010-Present
    • Justice for All Golf committee benefiting the ISBA’s Public Service Project
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
    • Chair, Recruiting Committee, 2015 – present
  • Des Moines Downtown Neighborhood Association
    • Member, Social Committee

Education & Background

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
  • B.S., Iowa State University

Articles & Presentations

  • Author, “Line of Sight” Rule for Commercial Use of Drones Not Here for Long? Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog, Mary 12, 2015
  • Author, FAA Proposal Outlines Rules for Commercial Use of Drones, Iowa Real Estate & Land Use Blog, February 17, 2015
  • Presenter, “Don’t Tread on Me: Bullying in the Workplace,” 2014 Employment Law Seminar, West Des Moines, Iowa, October 23, 2014
  • Author, 8th Circuit: Serving as a Witness in Internal Investigation Can Vindicate the Rights of Minorities, Triggering Protection Under Section 1981, Iowa Employer Law Blog, January 20, 2013
  • Author, Refresher on Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment Decisions, Iowa Employer Law Blog, June 13, 2013
  • Presenter, “Be Careful What You Say: Management Statements and Liability Risks,” Dickinson Legal Theater, Employment Law Client Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, October 11, 2012
  • Presenter, “Case Law & Legislative Update: Lessons from the Past Year,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, October 20, 2011
  • Author, Updates: U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In on FLSA; EEOC Issues Final ADAAA Regulations, Iowa Employer Law Blog, March 25, 2011
  • Author (with Russell L. Samson), Green Bay Packers-Themed Tie Leads to Firing, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., January 28, 2011
  • Author (with Russell L. Samson), “Iowa’s New Concealed Weapon Permit Law,” Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Winter 2010/2011 Edition
  • Presenter, “Case Law & Legislative Update” and “Dickinson Legal Theater: Help Wanted,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Johnston, Iowa, October 14, 2010
  • Author, Illinois Governor Signs Employee Credit Privacy Act; Other States Consider Similar Legislation, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., August 13, 2010
  • Author, DOL Issues Fact Sheet on Breaks for Nursing Mothers, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., July 23, 2010
  • Author (with Jill R. Jensen-Welch), FLSA Fashion: DOL Administrator’s Interpretation of ‘Changing Clothes,’ Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., June 21, 2010
  • Author, U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Employers’ Rights in Quon Sexting Case, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., June 18, 2010
  • Author, Too Hot v. Not: What’s an Iowa Employer to Do?, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., June 7, 2010
  • Author, Healthcare Reform Legislation Requires Breastfeeding Breaks, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., May 20, 2010
  • Author, Iowa Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Iowa’s Retaliatory Discharge Doctrine, Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Spring 2010 Edition
  • Author, “Healthcare Reform Legislation Requires Breastfeeding Breaks,” Hire Perspectives Newsletter, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Spring 2010 Edition
  • Author, Iowa Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Iowa’s Retaliatory Discharge Doctrine, Iowa Employer Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., April 19, 2010
  • Presenter, “Case Law Update,” Client Employment Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, October 8, 2009
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