News & Announcements

September 27-29, 2017, Lynch Dallas, P.C. law firm will attend the Iowa League of Cities annual conference in Davenport, Iowa.

July 12-14, 2017, Pat O'Connell and Steve Leidinger will attend the Iowa City/County Management Association summer conference at Honey Creek Resort.

May 9, 2017, Pat O'Connell and Amy Reasner will speak to the Eastern Iowa Human Resources Association on “ Threat assessment and policies in the workplace.”

May 5, 2017, Wilford Stone, Amy Reasner and Emily Ellingson will speak to the Iowa chapter of the Public Employer Labor Relations Association in Iowa City, Iowa, on public sector bargaining strategies, legislative changes regarding chapter 20, and background screening issues.

March 17, 2017, Wilford Stone, Pat O'Connell, and Amy Reasner, will speak to the Iowa Municipal Managers Institute on: “Is it time to revamp antiquated city ordinances, policies, and practices?”

March 15, 2017, Lynch Dallas P.C., law firm will host a reception for city administrators at the Iowa Municipal Managers Institute annual conference in Iowa City, Iowa.

March 1, 2017, Gregory T. Usher will be presenting at an Employment Law Update and Best Practices CLE seminar. Mr. Usher's presentation will cover the topic of Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues.

February 7, 2017, Brett Nitzschke, Amy Reasner, Emily Ellingson, and Holly Corkery presented at the School Administrators of Iowa School Law Conference in Altoona, Iowa. 

November 22, 2016, The Corridor Business Journal featured Lynch Dallas in its article “CR law firm takes proactive approach toward talent gaps,” available here.  

November 18, 2016, Amy Reasner will present on Human Resource issues to city administrators at the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association, Des Moines, Iowa.

November 18, 2016, Patrick O'Connell and Holly Corkery will present on legal issues involving police-worn body cameras to city attorneys at the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association, Des Moines, Iowa.

November 16 and 17, 2016, Brett Nitzschke, Wilford Stone, Emily Ellingson, Holly Corkery, Cassie Wolfgram, and Greg Usher attended the IASB Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.

November 11, 2016, Amy Reasner, Holly Corkery, Emily Ellingson, and Wilford Stone will present on employment law updates to the Association of Corporate Counsel at Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

November 3, 2016, The Corridor Business Journal recognized Lynch Dallas for its 90th anniversary. The article is available here. 

October 27, 2016, Emily Ellingson will present on insurance and deferred compensation issues to the Iowa Association of School Business Officials, Prairie Meadows, Altoona, Iowa.

October 13, 2016, Lynch Dallas, P.C. will attend the IASB Employer Relations Conference in Altoona, Iowa.

October 2016, Wilford Stone's article on “Slip and fall cases involving city sidewalks-your ordinance must “expressly” impose liability,” was published in Cityscape, Iowa League of Cities.

September 22, 2016, Emily Ellingson, Brett Nitzschke, Wilford Stone and Cassandra Wolfgram Dallas will attend the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

September 1, 2016, we are pleased to announce that three attorneys from Lynch Dallas, P.C. have been selected to the 2016 Great Plains Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state.  Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.  The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.  The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as in the Great Plains Super Lawyers Digital Magazine.  Please join us in congratulating Holly A. Corkery, Emily K. Ellingson, and Steven C. Leidinger on their nominations. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.

September 1, 2016, we are pleased to announce that two attorneys from Lynch Dallas, P.C. have been selected to the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes peer nominations, independent research by Super Lawyers, evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys. The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as the Great Plains Super Lawyers Digital Magazine. Please join us in congratulating Matt J. Nagle and Wilford H. Stone on their selections. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.

July 14, 2016, Holly A. Corkery and Emily K. Ellingson will be recognized by the Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa Court of Appeals, and Iowa Legal Aid for their pro bono contributions in 2015. Each will be recognized and honored for completing at least 50 hours of pro bono work on cases and matters reported as closed in calendar year 2015 through the Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project.

April 21, 2016, Holly Corkery will present on “Employer Pitfalls in Social Media” at the Iowa Employment Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

March 18, 2016, Wilford Stone, Brett Nitzschke, Patrick O’Connell and Holly Corkery will present on various employment law issues affecting municipalities at the Iowa Municipal Managers Institute Conference in Iowa City, Iowa. 

February 18, 2016, Wilford Stone, Emily Ellingson and Holly Corkery will present on various topics at the Association of Corporate Counsel Meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

December 18, 2015, Emily Ellingson and Holly Corkery will present on various topics regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and Employee Misclassification at the Wage and Benefit Law from Start to Finish seminar sponsored by National Business Institute in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

December 10, 2015, Holly Corkery will speak on Legal Ethics of E-mail: Sending E-Mails to Clients, Opposing Counsel, the Court, and Third Parties as part of the seminar on Legal Ethics in E-mail, sponsored by the National Business Institute in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

November 20, 2015, Wilford Stone will present at the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Seminar on “Can I say that? Defamation by elected officials including recent verdicts and settlements” in Johnston, Iowa.

November 5, 2015, Holly Corkery will speak on the Fair Labor Standards Act to human resource managers in Des Moines, Iowa.

October 30, 2015, Wilford Stone and Amy Reasner will present on investigation mistakes and their legal consequences and dealing with transgender issues from the employer's perspective at the Second Annual Corporate Counsel Forum for the Association of Corporate Counsel, Iowa chapter, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

September 23, 2015, Wilford Stone, Patrick O'Connell, and Amy Reasner will speak at the Iowa League of Cities convention in Cedar Rapids Iowa, on “Handling Major Liability Issues."

September 21, 2015, Holly A. Corkery, Emily K. Ellingson, and Wilford H. Stone were named to the Iowa Pro Bono Honor Roll for 2014-2015.  The Iowa Pro Bono Honor roll is compiled from data provided by the Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Legal Aid Society of Story County, the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, and the Pro Bono Project of Scott County.  The Iowa Pro Bono Honor Roll recognizes attorneys who close one or more pro bono referral from July 2014 through June 2015.

August 29, 2015, we are pleased to announce that three attorneys from Lynch Dallas, P.C. have been selected to the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes peer nominations, independent research by Super Lawyers, evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys. The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as the Great Plains Super Lawyers Digital Magazine. Please join us in congratulating Matt J. Nagle, Amy L. Reasner, and Wilford H. Stone on their selections. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.

August 29, 2015, we are pleased to announce that three attorneys from Lynch Dallas, P.C. have been selected to the 2015 Great Plains Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state.  Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.  The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.  The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as in the Great Plains Super Lawyers Digital Magazine.  Please join us in congratulating Holly A. Corkery, Emily K. Ellingson, and Steven C. Leidinger on their nominations. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.

August 5, 2015, Brett Nitzschke, Emily Ellingson, and Holly Corkery will attend the School Administrators of Iowa Annual Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. 

July 29, 2015, Holly Corkery will speak on privacy and social media in the workplace to human resource managers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

July 29, 2015, Lynch Dallas, P.C. attorneys and staff are pleased to be volunteering with the 13th Annual Fish-O-Rama which benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids. 

July 16, 2015, Patrick O'Connell, and Holly Corkery will speak on Emerging City Legal Issues: Police Body-Worn Cameras, Pitfalls, Policies, and the Public Interest at the Iowa City/County Management Association in Burlington, Iowa. 

July 7, 2015, Holly Corkery will speak on privacy and social media in the workplace to human resource managers in Burlington, Iowa.

June 30, 2015, Emily Ellingson has been selected to participate in the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Leadership for Five Seasons program.  The program’s goal is to “empower and inspire diverse individuals to actively lead in shaping and enhancing our quality of life – supplying the community with informed, skilled leaders willing to serve as active volunteers.”  Ms. Ellingson was one of 35 individuals in the community selected to participate in the program for the upcoming year.  For more information on the program, please visit http://www.cedarrapids.org/Content/Regional-Development/Leadership-for-Five-Seasons.aspx.

June 15, 2015, Brett Nitzschke, Emily Ellingson, Holly Corkery will be presenting to the Policy, Mandates, & Legal Issues class at the Grant Wood Area Education Agency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on staff discipline, due process, staff evaluation, student conduct, social media, and student records. 

May 1, 2015, Wilford Stone, Pat O'Connell, Emily Ellingson, Steve Leidinger, and Holly Corkery assisted with the legal analysis and updating of the 2016 Iowa Municipal Policy Leaders' Handbook (A guide for Iowa Mayors and Council Members), published by The University of Iowa Institute of Public Affairs.

April 23, 2015, attorneys Wilford Stone, Amy Reasner and Emily Ellingson will speak on employment law issues at the 2015 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits and Wellness Conference in Altoona, Iowa.

March 20, 2015, the public sector attorneys will speak to the Iowa Municipal Managers Institute in Coralville, Iowa, on “The top 5 things city administrators/managers should know about municipal law.”

March 12, 2015, attorneys Wilford Stone and Amy Reasner will present to the Iowa Association of Corporate Counsel- Eastern Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on the topics of “Dealing with difficult opposing counsel and several recent cases in Iowa” and “Conducting internal investigations.”

February 10, 2015, Brett Nitzschke, Emily Ellingson, and Holly Corkery will speak at the School Administrators of Iowa in Des Moines , Iowa, on technology issues in schools and open records and meetings law.

September 25, 2014, attorneys Patrick J. O’Connell and Steven C. Leidinger presented on the topic of “Discipline, Discharge and Due Process for Public Sector Employees” at the Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa

August 6, 2014, the Lynch Dallas, P.C. public sector group attended the School Administrators of Iowa Conference in Des Moines.  The attorneys that attended include Brett S. Nitzschke, Amy L. Reasner, Wilford H. Stone, Emily K. Ellingson, and Holly A. Corkery. 

July 9, 2014. Attorney Holly A. Corkery presented at the Fundamentals of Employment Law seminar in Dubuque, Iowa sponsored by Sterling Educational Services.  Ms. Corkery spoke on the topic of Privacy and Social Medial in the Workplace, which includes issues concerning hiring, employee privacy, and off-the-job behavior.

July 8, 2014, Attorneys Wilford H. Stone, Patrick J. O’Connell, Emily K. Ellingson, and Holly A. Corkery presented at the Employment Law Beyond the Basics seminar in Burlington, Iowa sponsored by Sterling Educational Services. The attorneys spoke on a variety of current employment topics including Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disability Act issues, the NLRB’s expanding agenda, privacy and social media in the workplace, and best practices concerning termination of employees.

June 7, 2014, Attorney David L. Wenzel spoke at the Corridor Autism Resource Expo (C.A.R.E.) regarding Legal Planning for a Special Needs Child: Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, and Conservatorships.