Harley C. Erbe

Harley C. Erbe

Erbe Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Employment Law, Insurance Claims...
  • Iowa, Northern District -- Iowa, Southern District -- Iowa
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Summary

Harley has spent his law career exclusively handling civil litigation matters, first as a member of two small Iowa law firms, then on his own as a solo attorney. He founded Erbe Law Firm in July 2005. Harley usually represents individuals and small businesses in car accident, personal injury law, employment law, contract law, insurance law, and construction defect cases. Harley especially enjoys the challenge of pushing the law past its current boundaries and expanding legal rights. He has argued and tried jury and nonjury cases in Iowa state and federal court, including a trial judgment of over $950,000 in a business dispute case and a $500,000 recovery in an insurance dispute regarding payment of accidental death benefits. Harley has also argued before the United States Court of Appeals, the Iowa Supreme Court, and the Iowa Court of Appeals. Harley is a dedicated trial lawyer. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial. Membership to ABOTA is by invitation only upon nomination by a member of ABOTA's Iowa Chapter. Attorneys must have significant jury trial experience to be considered for ABOTA. Harley was honored to have been a member of the National Trial Lawyer Association's Top 40 Under 40, an invite-only organization that includes only the top young trial attorneys in Iowa as nominated, reviewed, and accepted by their peers. Harley has also been selected as a member of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, an invitation-only organization that recognizes the top 100 trial lawyers in Iowa, as well as Great Plains Super Lawyers, also an invitation-only organization. Harley is also a member of several other legal and professional organizations, including the American Association For Justice, the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Inns of Courts.

Education
Drake University Law School
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Honors: High Honors; Order Of The Coif; Drake Law Review
Activities: Delta Theta Phi
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.A. (1996) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Owner
Erbe Law Firm
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Partner
Nelson, Erbe & Webster
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Associate
Walker Law Firm
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Speaking Engagements
State Bar of Iowa, Member
Professional Associations
American Inns of Court
Current
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Current
National Trial Lawyers Association
Current
Iowa State Bar Association
Current
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
Current
Great Plains Super Lawyers
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
Northern District -- Iowa
Southern District -- Iowa
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Construction Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Erbe Law Firm
Blog
Erbe Law Firm Blog
Contact & Map
Erbe Law Firm
2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
USA
Telephone: (515) 281-1460