News and Events

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer to host Roots Award Celebration 

Please join the firm in celebrating seventy years serving the Corridor! Meardon, Sueppel & Downer will be honored by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The event will be held at the firm offices located at 122 S. Linn Street from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with the presentation of the award beginning at 4:30 pm.  We will see you there!


MSD Spirit Award video from Mad Reindeer on Vimeo.

Attorney Catherine Sinnwell Gerlach 2018 Iowa Women's Foundation Honoree

Attorney Cady Sinnwell Gerlach was honored in the Iowa Women’s Foundation 5th Edition of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls. The Ovation unveiling was held at Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids on May 14, 2018. 

2018 Summer of the Arts

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C. is pleased to participate in another year as the Volunteer Sponsor for the 2018 Summer of the Arts. This sponsorship helps to ensure the community will continue to enjoy many free, high quality arts and cultural events every summer, including the Iowa Arts Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and the Friday Night and Saturday Night Concert Series.

Attorney Tom Hobart has retired from Meardon, Sueppel & Downer

Attorney Thomas D. Hobart retired from the active practice of law at the end of 2017 after more than 40 years at the firm. While he has retired, he remains available to discuss with former clients and others the transition of legal work to other attorneys at Meardon, Sueppel & Downer. Please either email him at or call the office at 319-338-9222.  He will reply to your email or return your phone call.

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 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2018) is based on more than 7.4 million evaluations and recognizes more than 58,000 attorneys in 140 practice areas.

  • 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 Sean W. Wandro named as member of the firm

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer attorney Sean W. Wandro was named as member of the firm.

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.