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Stephen Douglas Lombardi

Stephen Douglas Lombardi

Iowa Attorney
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Animal & Dog Law...
  • Florida, Iowa
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Let me welcome you to my profile page. First the stuff that gets Google's attention and that which appeals to people. Contact West Des Moines personal injury lawyer, Stephen D. Lombardi who has practiced civil trial litigation (personal injury lawyer-litigator, accidents, construction site injuries that include injuries resulting in death, along with workers’ compensation cases, for over 33 years. He is admitted to practice law in Iowa and Florida. Professionally Mr. Lombardi is active in the development of communication tools for trial lawyers and regularly speaks on various subjects having to do with civil trial work, ethics and the skills needed to be a successful lawyer. He was born and raised in New England and in 1975 moved to the Midwest to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. In 1981 he graduated from Drake University Law School. During law school he worked as a private investigator in a five state region of the Midwest. Working his way through law school as a PI taught essential skills for gathering and preserving evidence. After law school Mr. Lombardi chose to make Iowa his home. A choice he continues to make. Mr. Lombardi is a person driven to complete what he starts. He prides himself on telling his clients what they need to hear not what they want to hear. He doesn't believe in participation trophy awards, he believes in achievement. Participation trophies foster a defective character, winners learn from losing. He doesn't concern himself with recognition of his accomplishments, but instead focuses on winning the case, your case. While he understands losing is a part of litigation he still hates to lose. He is a lawyer that simply hates to lose. His style is to begin to size up and prepare his clients from the first conversation through the trial. All people that become his clients are important to him. After over 33 years of pra

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • White Collar Crime
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • ATV Accidents
  • Interstate Highway Accidents in Iowa
  • Co-Counsel with Out-of-State Referrals
  • I-80, (I-35, I-380, I-29 Wrongful Death Cases
  • Theft & Fraud Cases
  • Electrical Burn Cases
  • Burn Cases
  • Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injury Cases
  • Chemical Burn Cases
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lead Attorney
Lombardi Law Firm
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Mosier, Thomas, Beatty, Dutton, Braun and Staack
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Drake University Law School
J.D. / Litigation
Law School Newspaper reporter
University of Iowa
B.S. / Psychology (1975)
Activities: President, Associated Residence Halls
Rhode Island Junior College, aka Rhode Island Community College
A.A. / Science (1975)
Honors: Deans List all four semesters
Activities: Boxing
Professional Associations
Iowa Real Estate Commission
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Activities: I am a licensed real estate broker and a licensed attorney.
- Current
Activities: I have passed all four CCIM Commercial Real Estate Investment examinations.
Florida State Bar # 616176
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Iowa Supreme Court
Licensed Attorney
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Activities: I am a licensed attorney
Iowa Bar Association
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Iowa Real Estate Commission
Broker License
Activities: I hold an Iowa commercial real estate broker's license
American Bar Association
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. My vehicle was rear ended and I have received two tears in my rotator cuff area that will require surgery. should i get
A: It would be a good idea to secure a lawyer. A lawyer would help you to understand the problems an adjuster can create in your case involving the shoulder tears and causation. If you don't understand why now it will be too late later on.
Q. Do you use your gross or net wages when calculating lost wages in Iowa for car accident insurance claim
A: Net wages for a W-2 employee.
Q. Can the employers insurance company end my permanent partial/ unscheduled injury payments without any indication
A: Did you receive the Auxier Letter advising thirty days before the termination your benefits would end? Did you return to work? Did the doctor indicate you've reached MMI? Were you released to return to work? Need more information, otherwise everyone is just guessing.
Q. My car fell off tow truck because they didn't hook up correctly. The car hit me should i sue
A: That all depends. Were you injured? Did you receive medical care? Is your injury significant enough to actually make it worth the time and expense involved? Did it require surgery? Did you have a broken bone or just hit your funny bone? Answer those questions and I can answer yours.
Q. I have lived in my current residents since 2003 was bought by new owner says get rid of dog or be evicted is this possib
A: Do you have a lease? What does the lease say regarding pets? And, is this dog a "support animal"? If you have a letter or prescription from either your doctor or a therapist that this animal is necessary for emotional support, then I don't think they can legally make you move.
Q. I have a injury not work related and have restrictions, my employer wont honor them.Do they have to honor
A: Well, we see this quite often and sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. It all depends on whether there are different opinions. Many times an injured worker has an injury to two different parts of their body with a different physician treating each. Those physicians can have opinions at different times. So one releases back to work for say an arm injury, but the other who is treating a bad back does not. And so without knowing more about your claim it's not possible to get the advice you seek. And so see a lawyer.
Q. Can a school official grab the hood of your childs coat and throw them down to the ground causing a head injury?
A: They can, but should they, probably not. Of course children seldom tell the entire story or accurately. I would not charge head-strong into the school planning on attacking the teacher. Instead I would suggest asking for a meeting to discuss the situation. I would listen with an open mind, probably having my child seated quietly. Get all the facts before you judge the teacher. As my father said, if he was called to school, he would assume the teacher was right and I wrong and so don't do anything that got myself in trouble. In other words don't lawyer-up without considering it may be your child who is the troublemaker.
Q. My husband died about a decade ago but I've been so busy trying to support myself after his passing
A: I'm hesitant to answer this question without knowing more. See a lawyer. My gut tells me it's doubtful. And so see a lawyer.
Q. If I was hurt on the job but then changed jobs, can I still get workers' comp for my injury?
A: I would say the answer to your question is "Yes". You may have to hire a lawyer but most will take your case based on a fee being paid contingent upon getting the benefits. Of course you should put the employer on notice of the injury, by telling them, preferably in writing, immediately. The law requires notice within 90 days of the date of occurrence, which is likely the date you knew of the injury. It gets a little complicated by whether the injury was from a single event or from cumulative injury. And so put the former employer on notice, then find a lawyer and do all of this ASAP.
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