Timothy N. Lillwitz

Timothy N. Lillwitz
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Des Moines, IA 50309-8004
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Education & Background

The University of Iowa (B.S., Biology, 2002)

Drake University Law School (J.D., with high honors, 2006)

  • Member, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, Environmental Moot Court Team
  • Member, 2004-2005, Drake Law Review
  • Order of Barristers


Tim joined the litigation division in 2006 and has first and second-chaired numerous jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts in Iowa. Tim has handled a wide variety of litigated matters throughout his career. However, Tim’s practice now focuses on two main areas: (1) commercial litigation, including shareholder and owner disputes, contractual disputes, fraud and fraudulent transfers, and business torts of all types, and (2) property insurance litigation of all types, including assisting the firm’s insurance clients with arson and fraud matters, as well as subrogation matters.”

Honors & Awards

Leadership Positions

International Association of Arson Investigators – Iowa Chapter

  • Board of Directors, Secretary 2021 – Present

The Rotary Club of Des Moines

  • President-elect, 2025-2026
  • Board of Directors, 2018-2019/2019-2020

Ames Minor Hockey Association

  • Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Secretary/Registrar, 2018-present


Ankeny Youth Sports Alliance

  • Board of Directors 2023 – Present

Memberships & Activities

State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2006

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 Defense Counsel Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
International Association of Arson Investigators (Iowa Chapter)
Iowa-Nebraska Chapter International Association of Special Investigation Units (IA-NEIASIU)