I’m a Des Moines area native and partner at the BrownWinick Law Firm. As an attorney at BrownWinick there isn’t much I haven’t done. I am heavily involved in the banking and litigation areas but represent numerous and diverse clients across a wide range of interests. I’ve served as a “utility player” of sorts for many clients in many areas. I thoroughly enjoy this variety in my practice and I think the broad range of experiences helps me bring new perspectives to client issues.
I strive to be a good listener to help my clients achieve their goals. Every legal relationship must be built on trust and solid communication. Establish a solid relationship first, then work together to accomplish your goals. Whether the relationship leads to trial, the negotiating table or strategic planning; I’ve learned that success comes from trust, communication, and applying creative legal strategies to your unique situation.
I received my B.A. from Iowa State University in 1996 and my J.D., with honors, from Drake University in 1999. I was admitted to the bar in Iowa in 1999. I’m currently a member of the Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations. I serve on the Polk County Fee Arbitration Committee, the Southeast Polk Education Foundation, and numerous local youth sports boards.
Lawyers Undecided Over $100 Assessment
December 10, 2014 Alex Johnson, an attorney at BrownWinick, was quoted in an article titled, "Lawyers Split Over Fee Plan," in the Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Des Moines Register. Read…
Agricultural Equipment Dealership Termination
We represented a large agricultural and construction equipment financing company with respect to the termination of an agricultural equipment dealership in northern Iowa. The dealership was involved in a variety of wrongful conduct including the submission of fraudulent retail installment contracts to our client, which our client funded. We filed a federal court lawsuit against the President of the dealership and obtained a judgment against that individual for over $12 million. We also filed over a dozen lawsuits against other individuals believed to have been involved in assisting the dealership’s wrongful conduct and we obtained numerous favorable settlements with those individuals.
*Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation in which we practice and do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.