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General Defense
700 Second Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 515-243-1914
Fax: 515-243-2235
E-Mail: jon.vasey@elversonlaw.com
www.evpllp.com
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Established: 1989

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Law
  • Product Liability
  • Coverage Opinions and Litigation
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Cases Gone to Trial : 100+

About Us
At the Des Moines law office of Elverson Vasey L.L.P., we represent clients throughout Iowa in the areas of insurance litigation, business/corporate law, family law, personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability. The eight attorneys on our staff have more than 100 combined years of experience practicing law, and you can feel comfortable that we have the extensive knowledge of the legal system that your case needs to succeed. We bring personalized service, accessibility and affordability to each case as we vigorously represent each client who comes to us for assistance.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AAA InsuranceAllstate Insurance Company
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance CompanyCOUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services
COUNTRY Mutual Insurance CompanyEncompass Insurance Company
State Auto Insurance CompanyUniversal Casualty Company
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Partners
Todd A. Elverson
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:todd.elverson@elversonlaw.com
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Admitted
  • Iowa, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Memberships:
  • Iowa State (Section on Corporation and Business Law) and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Drake University, B.F.A. (with honors), 1978
  • Drake University, J.D., 1981
Born:1956
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Jon A. Vasey
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:jon.vasey@elversonlaw.com
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Admitted
  • Iowa, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 1984
Memberships:
  • Iowa State (Insurance Committee, 1989-1993) and Polk County (Unauthorized Practice Committee) Bar Associations
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1980
  • Drake University, J.D., 1983
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi (Dean, 1982-1983)
Born:1957
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Allison R. Abbott
Des Moines, IA
E-Mail:allison.abbott@elversonlaw.com
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Admitted
  • Iowa, 1999
Memberships:
  • Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 1994
  • Drake University, J.D. (with honors), 1999
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi
Born:1973
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Associate Attorneys
W. Adam Buckley
Des Moines, IA
Admitted
  • Iowa, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Memberships:
  • Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Knox College, B.A., 2001
  • Drake University, J.D. (with high honors), 2007
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Susan Ekstrom
Des Moines, IA
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Memberships:
  • Iowa State (Board of Governers, 2008-2012) and Polk County (President, 2007) Bar Associations
Education:
  • Drake University, B.A., 1973
  • Drake University, J.D., 1976
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Max Burkey
Des Moines, IA
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Admitted
  • Iowa, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Memberships:
  • Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 1973
  • Drake University, J.D., 1976
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Nathan A. Russell
Des Moines, IA
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Admitted
  • Iowa, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Memberships:
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section Council)
Education:
  • Iowa State University, B.A., 2007
  • University of Dayton, J.D., 2010
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Joshua Strief
Des Moines, IA
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Admitted
  • Iowa, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Memberships:
  • Iowa State Bar Association
Education:
  • Drake University, B.S. (cum laude, with honors), 2010
  • Drake University, J.D. (with honors), 2014
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