Inaugural Class of 2009
Brian Rickert is a member of BrownWinick Law Firm and has a primary focus on litigation of claims for businesses. He has tried cases and argued numerous times before state and federal appellate courts in matters involving complex business disputes, products liability claims, relations with governmental agencies, and various other contract and tort claims. He has been involved in lawsuits not only in Iowa, but all over the Midwest.
Brian is Chair of his firm’s Construction Law practice group and represents owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties in all facets of their business, including litigation and arbitration of claims. Brian is also a frequent speaker to professionals, construction associations and attorneys on topics relating to construction law and litigation.
Brian also serves in many community roles. He is a graduate of both Leadership Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. In 2005, he was selected by the Des Moines Business Record as one of the top 40 business leaders in Iowa under the age of 40. Brian is also active in political circles in Iowa and is a former President of the Bull Moose Club, a club consisting of Republicans under the age of 40. Brian is also active in many Iowa campaigns.
Brian received his J.D., with honors, from Drake University and received his Finance Degree from the University of Iowa. He is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Brian is listed in Best Lawyers of America® and in Chambers USA®.
Brian is a 30-plus year resident of West Des Moines, attending Western Hills Elementary, Stilwell Junior High, and Valley High School. He and his wife, Wendy, live in West Des Moines with their three children, Allison, Ben and Andy.