Named by America's Top 100 Attorneys as one of Iowa's Top 100 Attorneys in 2017

About David Leitner, Attorney at Law in West Des Moines, IA

Learn everything you need to know about David Leitner, Attorney at Law. Mr. Leitner proudly provides thoughtful legal services in a wide area of practices. Read below to learn more about his extensive legal experience. 


Mr. Leitner first attended the State University of New York College at Brockport. He graduated with his B.A. in History from Stony Brook University in 1976. He then received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City in 1979.

David Leitner, Attorney at Law in West Des Moines, IA.

Professional Experience

David began his career in 1979 as the Assistant County Attorney for Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Franklin, and Floyd Counties. In 1981, he joined the practice of Cooper, Sinnard, and Cooper in Forest City, Iowa. He was also the Staff Attorney for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company in Grinnell, Iowa, as well as Allied Mutual Insurance Company in Des Moines.

In 1987, he joined Davis, Grace, Harvey, Horvath, Gonnerman and Rouwenhorst in Des Moines. He was also the manager at Medlink Management Services in Des Moines until 1988, when he launched his law office in West Des Moines.

Mr. Leitner has also served as an Instructor in Writing Business Ethics and Business Law at the Des Moines campus of the University of Phoenix.

Professional Honors

Editor of Tort and Insurance Law Journal, 1989-1993

Listed in:

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America
  • Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in The World
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), 1987
  • Certified Exit Planner (CExP), 2009
  • Top 100 Registry of Business Leaders and Professionals, 2017 Top 100 Law Edition
Exit Planning Certification held by David Leitner, Attorney at Law in West Des Moines, IA.

Bar Admission

  • Iowa Supreme Court, 1979
  • Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980
  • Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1979
  • United States Supreme Court, 1994
  • Nebraska Supreme Court (Inactive), 2000