Schools & Universities

The attorneys at Dickinson Bradshaw Law provide expertise in a wide array of practice areas including banking, cybersecurity, taxation, employment, education, trusts & estates, real estate, litigation, and family law. 

Our attorneys provide a full range of legal and business counseling services to a client base that includes large corporations, small businesses, governmental entities, and not-for-profit organizations with interests in Iowa. You can find a list of industries with an overview and attorneys available below.


Dickinson Bradshaw’s education attorneys share nearly 50 years of experience representing or serving on the boards of Iowa’s schools. We have well developed expertise in the law affecting K-12 public and private institutions, community colleges and universities. Our education law attorneys provide guidance to public institutions on their responsibilities under the open meetings and open records laws, collective bargaining legislation, and teacher and administrator tenure law and statutes. Our work with public schools and colleges frequently requires an analysis of constitutional law principals unique to public education institutions. We assist both private and public schools with teacher licensing and assignment questions, student discipline, employee policies and practices, and Department of Education regulation matters. 

Whether a k-12 school district, a community college, or a private or public university, many an educational institution is the largest employer and business in its community. Consequently, our firm’s work with educational institutions also encompasses the typical business issues confronting any large organization, including purchasing contracts, real estate acquisitions and sales, construction law assistance and litigation.

For more information about the firm’s experience with and services for schools and universities, please contact Melissa Schilling.

Attorneys of the Des Moines-based Dickinson Bradshaw Law Firm have been serving clients throughout the state of Iowa since 1937.