Rebecca A. Brommel


Office: 515-242-2452

Mobile: 515-240-6517

Fax: 515-323-8552



I decided I wanted to become an attorney as a teenager.  I thought I had what it took, because I liked to write and most of all, I liked to argue.  After nearly two decades as an attorney at BrownWinick, I have learned that being an attorney is so much more.  It’s about building a relationship with each client, getting to know them and their legal issues, and understanding the law as well as practical issues.  Being an attorney is also about building relationships with opposing counsel or others in relevant industries in order to use those relationships when necessary to move a client’s case forward. While I originally planned to be a criminal prosecutor, my path at BrownWinick has taken me into litigation and administrative law, where I often pursue cases for clients who have been directly impacted by the enforcement of state statutes and state administrative agency decisions and rules. This includes actions impacting health care providers, licensed professionals, agricultural producers and government bidders and contractors.

My Approach

As a litigator, I’m always ready for the argument, but I’m also ready to find a solution that makes sense for each client – even if that does not include filing a lawsuit.  It is important to look for solutions that can help avoid the risk that is inherent in a trial, and I believe every client should be well informed about their options. 

When a trial or administrative hearing is the only solution, I am always well prepared and know the case inside and out.  I will always be a strong advocate for my client’s and their legal position, and I will ensure the decision-maker is well informed of the law supporting my client’s position.  If an appeal is required, I can ensure that each client will have a top-notch written brief submitted to the appeals court and that I will always be well prepared for oral arguments.

More About Me

In 2001, I received my law degree, with highest honors, from Drake Law School, and I graduated from Drake University in 1998, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology.  I have been selected by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Health Care, as a Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation and by Chambers USA for Litigation.

I have been involved in Komen Greater Iowa since 2012 as a Board Member and have served as its Board President.  In addition, I serve as President of the Pink Tractor Foundation, which provides financial support to Iowans dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  In my spare time, you can often find me fundraising, planning events, organizing teams for the More than Pink Walk or the Autism Speaks Walk, or training for the Komen 3-Day 60 Mile walk that I have completed each year since 2012.

 My Specialties:

  • Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Law
  • Dental

Blog Posts

OIG Begins Investigation into Medicaid Managed Care Denials

April 22, 2019 The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently announced that it is investigating denials by managed care organizations Read…

The Struggle is Real: Collecting Payments for Nursing Home Care

January 18, 2019 In recent years, we have seen an increase in nursing homes struggling to obtain payment for care provided to residents. Certainly, Iowa’s elimination of the 90-day Read…

Responding to a Subpoena Requesting Health Records

February 10, 2017 In recent years, many states, including Iowa, have changed their court rules to allow attorneys to sign and issue subpoenas in pending cases without prior Read…

Court Grants Injunction on CMS Ban of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

November 18, 2016 In earlier blog post, we discussed CMS’s new rule revising the requirements for Long-Term Care facilities.  A particularly controversial part of this new rule is Read…

CMS Issues Final Rule for Long-Term Care Facility Requirements

September 30, 2016 Earlier this week, CMS issued an extensive rule revising the requirements for Long-Term Care facilities participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid. The new requirements are effective November Read…

Accommodating Patients with Disabilities

March 11, 2016 Many providers have likely dealt with patients with a variety of disabilities, patients who speak a different language or patients from different cultures, religions and Read…

The Informal Conference Process for Health Care Facilities

February 12, 2016 Nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled, hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, programs and facilities caring for Read…

Disciplinary Boards and Health Care Professionals

April 10, 2015 If you are a health care professional, you have no doubt had some interaction with a disciplinary board.  Nearly every type of professional is subject Read…

Credible Allegations of Fraud

February 20, 2015 The phrase “credible allegation of fraud” sounds like just another legal phrase with which only criminal lawyers need to be concerned.  However, in the world Read…


Michelle Daugherty



Drake University

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Sociology, 1998


Drake University

J.D., with highest honors, 2001


Iowa, 2001

Memberships & Associations

      • Polk County Bar Association
      • Iowa State Bar Association
        Member; Health Law Section
      • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
      • American Health Lawyers Association
      • Iowa Health Care Association/Iowa Center for Assisted Living/Iowa Center for Home Care
      • Associate Member

    • Iowa Association of Community Providers
    • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Alumni
    • Graduate of Community Leadership Program, 2007; Board of Governors, 2009-2013
    • Polk County Women Attorneys
      Member; Board, 2006-2008; President, 2008
    • Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa,
      Board Member; More than Pink Walk Des Moines Committee
    • Order of the Coif