News and Events

Reception Honoring Tom  Hobart's Contributions to Meardon, Sueppel & Downer

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer will be holding a reception honoring the contributions of Thomas D. Hobart to the firm and legal community in November 2017.


Attorney Stephanie Worrell Joins the Team

Stephanie Worrell recently joined Meardon, Sueppel & Downer PLC as an Associate Attorney. Stephanie was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2015 and has a practice focused on LitigationReal EstateBusiness LawWills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Probate Law. Stephanie is a member of I.O.W.A., the Johnson County Bar Association, the Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court, and is originally from West Branch, Iowa. 


Pro Bono Honor Roll

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer attorneys Robert N. DownerCatherine S. Gerlach, and Grant D. Lientz were named to the 2017 Iowa State Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll.  The Honor Roll recognizes Iowa attorneys who assist low-income Iowans in accessing the Iowa civil judicial system. Grant was honored for his extraordinary service of over fifty hours last year. 


Bob Downer Elected Vice Chair of Iowa Public Radio Board of Directors

Attorney Robert N. Downer was elected as Vice Chair of the Iowa Public Radio Board of Directors. 


Downer and Krumm Present Complimentary CLE Sponsored by MidWestOne 

Attorneys Tim Krumm and Bob Downer presented a Complimentary CLE on Estate Planning, Maintaining Client Confidentiality, Your Law License, and Malpractice Coverage on August 1, 2017 at the University Club in Iowa City, Iowa. The CLE was sponsored by MidWestOne Bank.


Listed in the Best Lawyers in America®

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C. takes great pride in announcing the attorneys that have been acknowledged in the publication The Best Lawyers in America.  This prestigious recognition is one of the highest honors a practicing attorney can achieve.  The 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) includes 50,178 attorneys in 128 practice areas and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

  • Robert N. Downer — Corporate Law, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • Thomas D. Hobart — Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Municipal and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Douglas D. Ruppert — Real Estate Law
  • Timothy J. Krumm — Business Organizations including LLCs and Partnerships, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Law

Attorney Tom Hobart Named Lawyer of the Year for Labor and Employment Litigation in the Area

Thomas D. Hobart was recently named the Best Lawyers 2017 Cedar Rapids Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year. Congratulations, Tom!


Catherine Gerlach and Sean Wandro Present CLE on Real Estate and Probate Law

Attorneys Sean Wandro and Catherine Gerlach recently presented seminars at the Iowa State Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division Nuts and Bolts Seminar in Coralville, Iowa. Wandro presented on Real Estate 101 and Gerlach presented on Estate Planning 101.