Jason T. Madden

Jason T. Madden
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Des Moines, IA 50309-8004
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Education & Background

Wartburg College (B.A., with honors, 1994)

Drake University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1997)

  • Member, 1995-1996 and Vice-President, 1996-1997, Moot Court Board
  • Member, 1995-1996 and Articles Editor, 1996-1997, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law


Jason Madden is a shareholder at the Dickinson Bradshaw and has been practicing with the Firm since 1997. He has represented individuals and corporations in state and federal courts in Iowa, the Midwest and other jurisdictions. He has significant trial and litigation experience as part of his current practice in the areas of product liability, toxic torts, agricultural law, insurance and general litigation. During his career, Jason has represented various Fortune 500 manufacturers and suppliers of heavy equipment, automobiles, aviation products, medical devices and consumer products in commercial and personal injury lawsuits and disputes. He has also served as Iowa counsel and assisted manufacturers nationally in handling toxic tort lawsuits, including asbestos-related claims.

Jason’s agricultural background has also led to representation of individuals and corporate interests in commercial and personal injury disputes for egg producers, swine and cattle producers and commodity interests.

Jason is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and involved in various professional organizations. He is active in the community through service on the board of non-profit organizations, church activities and youth coaching.

Honors & Awards

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Leadership Positions

St. John’s Lutheran Church Foundation

  • 2019-present

Youth Emergency Shelter & Services ("YESS") Board of Directors

  • Member, 2005-2022

Honoring Opportunities for Personal Empowerment ("HOPE") Advisory Board

  • Member, 2004-2008

Memberships & Activities

State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1997

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association