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Kevin J. Visser
- Undergrad School: Central Missouri State, BS, Economics
- Law School: The University of Iowa College of Law, JD
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
Kevin Visser tries cases to juries and judges and handles the appeals from such decisions, as demonstrated in the public record, noted below. Of the 150 federal cases where he has served as lead counsel, and several hundred more in state courts, 70+ have been tried to verdict or judgment in 22 Iowa counties and five federal judicial districts, resulting in judgments, stock awards, or verdicts for firm clients of more than $77,000,000 in 14 of these cases - several of which involved prevailing defendants. In excess of 30 appellate decisions have followed these trials, divided between the Iowa appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals. Substantive issues in these cases primarily involve business torts, shareholder disputes, ownership or use of intellectual property (including trade secrets and fair competition questions) and employment issues (including class actions). Industries in which these cases have arisen vary from manufacturing, renewable energy, insurance, finance, transportation, retail, the legal profession, franchising, organized labor and agriculture.
For the firm’s clients that remain union organized, Mr. Visser has served as lead negotiator for more than 20 collective bargaining agreements and attendant issues which have arisen regarding unionized employment.
Mr. Visser’s work for clients has been consistently recognized by peers in Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers® in America and Super Lawyers. He is also an AV Rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Visser’s professional affiliations included the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Mason Ladd Inn of Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA), the Linn County Bar Association (LCBA), and the AGC Labor Lawyers Council. Mr. Visser was a member of the United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa in 2014 and 2016.
Mr. Visser regularly presents to public and private groups on topics related to business or employment trial practice. He is the firm’s primary contact with the USLAW Network and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.
USLAW Practice Group Affiliations
- Appellate Law: Primary
- Business Litigation and Class Actions: Primary
- Labor and Employment: Primary
- Professional Liability: Alternate 1