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Experienced General Practice Attorney in West Des Moines, IA

When legal problems surface in your life, it’s crucial to find a representative that puts you first. David Leitner, a general practice attorney in West Des Moines, IA, has expertise in a wide range of legal services. Depend on him to fight for your rights throughout the entire legal process.

General Practice

In David Leitner’s general practice, he covers a broad range of areas. Rely on him to be your advocate in negotiations, represent you in court, and draft or review documents related to your case.


A litigation attorney — also known as a trial lawyer — represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases and manages all phases of the litigation process. This includes everything from the investigation, pleadings, and discovery to the pretrial, trial, settlement, and appeals.

Tax Law

A tax attorney can handle certain tasks that an accountant cannot. Their services come in handy in both large and small cases. David Leitner is licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court and has experience fighting for the rights of Iowa residents. He advises on the tax implications of business transactions, such as the acquisition or selling of a business, as well as many other matters.

Labor Law

Labor and employment law is a broad area of law that governs the rights and duties of employers and their workers. Many of the governing laws are designed to keep workers safe and ensure they are treated fairly. However, there are also many laws that protect the interests of employers. It is the job of a qualified employment attorney to be well-versed in these laws, no matter who they protect. Employment laws are based on federal and state constitutions, legislation, administrative rules, and court opinions. Some employment relationships may also be governed by contracts.

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Civil Rights

Your freedoms should never be violated, but if they are, a civil rights attorney can help make things right. If you believe you have a civil rights case, you should find out what to expect from a lawyer. Civil rights lawyers protect individuals and groups from discrimination and other civil rights violations with lawsuits and settlement negotiations.

Your civil rights include:

  • Freedoms of Speech, Religion, and Assembly The Right to Petition the Government
  • The Right to Procedural Due Process
  • Freedom from Discrimination for Protected Classes (Sex, Race, National Origin, Age, Ability, Sexual Orientation)

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Business Law

Business law is an umbrella term that includes many different disciplines. As an experienced business lawyer, David Leitner can assist clients with:

  • Choice of Business Entity
  • Incorporation
  • Succession Planning
  • Trade Regulation
  • Contract Negotiation & Drafting
  • Corporate Organization & Governance
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Commercial Financial Services
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Government Affairs Compliance
  • Investment Management
  • Investor Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privately Held Businesses
  • Tax
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

Agricultural Law

Agriculture law governs the legal issues that affect the farming and ranching industries. Typical agricultural law issues include dealing with government agencies, the use of pesticides, land use and zoning, and environmental issues. Because agricultural law focuses on an entire industry, it affects small family farms as well as large commercial farming operations. Agricultural law includes federal and state laws, as well as rules and regulations enacted by administrative agencies, such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As an experienced agricultural lawyer, David Leitner can assist you with navigating this complex legal terrain.

Insurance Law

Insurance is a contract in which one party (the insured) pays a premium, and a second party promises to reimburse the first for certain types of losses should they occur. This includes illness, property damage, and death, among others. When your legal issues are centered around insurance, be sure to retain David Leitner as your insurance lawyer.

Personal Injury Law

Personal injury cases are legal disputes in which one person suffers harm, and a second person is held legally responsible for the accident or injury that caused the harm. A personal injury case can be formalized through court proceedings that seek to find others legally at fault by way of a court judgment. More commonly, these disputes are resolved through informal settlements before a lawsuit is filed. It is the responsibility of your personal injury lawyer to have a detailed understanding of the facts, the processes, and the law. If an accident has impacted your life, consult with David Leitner to see if you should pursue a lawsuit.

The United States Constitution serves as the legal foundation for services provided by our constitutional lawyer in West Des Moines, IA.

Constitutional Law

Federal and state constitutions protect the rights of citizens. If you feel your rights are being infringed upon, it’s vital to seek legal representation by a constitutional lawyer. David Leitner will advise you on the likelihood of a successful case and will work with you towards that end.

Common constitutional law matters include:

  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Privacy Rights
  • Gun Right
  • Voting Rights
  • Due Process Rights
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Ethics Law

Every regulated profession — attorneys, accountants, real estate brokers, and others — have certain ethical rules that govern their practices. There are also various regulations enacted by licensing boards that create ethical standards that must be followed by licensees. Whether you are a license holder or a person aggrieved by the actions of a licensed entity, our ethics lawyer will help you prepare and present your case. Depend on David Leitner to take on cases involving state regulatory bodies, professional organizations, or the courts.