Alex M. Johnson


Office: 515-242-2426

Fax: 515-323-8526



I’m a Des Moines area native and member 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.

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September 6, 2013 Eight BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: •    Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property •    Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits/ERISA  •    William C. Brown – Tax  •    Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation  •    Bruce Graves – Tax  •    Alice Helle – Employee Benefits/ERISA  •    Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor  •    Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Four Read…

Representative Cases

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.


Dusty Weiser



Iowa State University

B.A., 1996


Drake University

J.D., with honors, 1999


Iowa, 1999

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member; Volunteer Lawyer’s Project Board, President
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Sections on: Commercial & Bankruptcy Law; Family & Juvenile Law; Real Estate & Title Law
  • Iowa Trust Association
  • Polk County Fee Arbitration Commission
    Board Member
  • Legacy Bank
    Board Member
  • Southeast Polk Education Foundation
    Board Member
  • Altoona Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute 
    Graduate of the 2008-2009 Class; Alumni Member
  • Des Moines Business Record “Forty Under 40” 2009