Dickinson and Bradshaw Announce Plans to Combine

The Perfect Partnership: Dickinson and Bradshaw Announce Plans to Combine

Posted on 12/07/2023 at 11:13 AM by The Newsroom

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. and Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. have announced plans to merge effective January 1, 2024.

Once merged, the firm will operate under the name Dickinson, Bradshaw, Fowler & Hagen, P.C. 

“Both Bradshaw and Dickinson bring to this merger strong values, strong cultures, and an equally strong commitment to serving clients and the greater Iowa community,” said Ron Mountsier, President of Dickinson Law. “We’re strategically bringing together two of the strongest litigation practices in Iowa, as well as several complementary areas of law to provide clients with an expanded range of legal services. Our shared values will strengthen our practices and increase the breadth and depth of skills of our professionals.”

“Dickinson has long been a firm with complementary practice areas to our own,” said Jason Madden, member of the Bradshaw Executive Committee. “Merging the two firms together will allow us provide expanded services to our clients in several additional areas of law. In this coming together of equals, it is a natural fit given our shared history of serving clients throughout Iowa and our commitment to community and public service. Together we will become stronger, while keeping our clients at the center of everything we do.”

Once combined, Dickinson Bradshaw will boast one of the largest teams of attorneys in Iowa across more than 90 practice areas including Litigation; Insurance and Insurance Defense; Banking & Financial Services; Business & Corporate Law; Employment & Labor; Workers’ Compensation; Real Estate and Land Use; Municipal Law; Personal Injury; Lending, Collections & Bankruptcy; Divorce & Family Law; Elder Law, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning; Tax Law and Tax Planning; Cybersecurity, Data Breach, & Privacy; Education Law; Intellectual Property Law, and many more.

Iowans Serving Iowans

This is the first merger for 86-year-old Dickinson and 106-year-old Bradshaw and will bring the combined firm’s roster of lawyers to nearly 60. Though mergers are an increasing trend in the legal world, it was important to each that any match was aligned with strategic business priorities including family-centric cultures and continuing a commitment to community leadership. Further, this coming together of two solidly-based Iowa firms demonstrates a shared dedication to the state and serving Iowa clients.

Starting January 1, the merged firm will be located on the 36th and 37th floors (suite 3700) at 801 Grand Avenue in downtown Des Moines.

For additional information, read an exclusive article on the announcement in today's Business Record here

About Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C.

Dickinson’s history is deeply rooted in client service. As a general practice law firm, our experienced attorneys provide a full range of legal and business counseling services to a client base that includes large corporations, small businesses, individuals, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations with interests in Iowa. From a $60-per-month rental office with one attorney over 85 years ago, Dickinson has grown into a leading law firm that proudly serves clients in all of Iowa's 99 counties. We consider ourselves teammates in the interest of our clients' success. Ultimately, our goal is to provide legal services and counseling which enhance the reputation of both the client and the attorney involved. For more information, visit dickinsonlaw.com.

About Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.

The principles that shaped Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. at its inception over a century ago continue to provide the foundation for the Firm today. We strive to provide clients with the highest quality of legal representation, and we recognize the importance of providing personalized legal representation for each client. Our well-rounded team of attorneys is diverse in education, background and experience, and serves a wide range of legal needs by providing comprehensive legal representation. It is through our commitment to technology that we provide state of the art legal services. For more information, visit bradshawlaw.com.


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