In today's business climate, you can't afford to have blindspots.
Our corporate attorneys are focused on your bottom-line with resources
and strategies designed to eliminate problems before they arise.

litigation experts

Our trial team handles the most complex and critical
cases for our clients. With more than $100 million in
recoveries, our results speak for themselves.

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Our legal team has expertise in more than 50 practice areas,
serves clients from California to New York, and in five foreign countries.

Results that Count

Many of the outcomes of which we are the proudest, remain confidential. The following results have been made public:

  • Secured a $40,000,000 judgment against a city for illegal taxation of residents.
  • Seven-figure recovery against a national restaurant chain for negligence involving defective design and maintenance of seating areas.
  • Recovery of seven-figure settlement from one defendant and a seven-figure jury verdict against a second group of defendants in a case involving engineering malpractice.
  • Negotiated multiple seven-figure divorce settlements which have included complex tax and business ownership implications.
  • Six-figure recovery against a health insurer for mixing up prescriptions sent to a patient from its in-house mail-order fulfillment center.

Creative Solutions for Complex Times.
     Uniquely, Hartung Schroeder. 

Local Access, Global Reach

Hartung Schroeder has always been at home in central Iowa, and always will be. But as our roots have grown deeper, so has our reach. Today, we serve clients from coast-to-coast and in five countries.

Our Expertise

Over the past decades, we have built a reputation for results, while recovering more than $100 million for our clients. We understand that not every matter results in an eight-figure verdict, but we feel strongly that every matter should be treated as if it will.

Principles & Values

Our clients choose Hartung Schroeder when they need attorneys who will win at any cost, but who will also calculate the cost. Whether we’re developing strategies for a company, resolving a family law matter, or pursuing your interests in Court, our team will always be focused on your bottom-line.

Creative Approaches

With the complexity of modern markets and relationships, we know that it’s important to eliminate blind spots. Hartung Schroeder’s strategies to keep you seeing in 360-degrees while helping you increase revenue, increase net profit, and increase scalability.


Comprehensive Services.
     Focused on You. 

Practice Groups

Litigation and Appeals

Our litigation group represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases through all aspects of the litigation process from investigation, pleadings and discovery, to pre-trial, trial, and appeal. We have represented claimants on some of the largest and most important matters in the region, and have extensive experience litigating before judges and juries in both state and federal courts.

Business and Corporate Services

From start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations, Hartung Schroeder serves a broad range of clients. Our attorneys actively seek to understand your business and your objectives. Every legal challenge, situation and business transaction is objectively and thoroughly analyzed. Our attorneys then use their knowledge and practical experience to provide you with customized solutions that foster positive outcomes.

Family Law

In many instances, making the decision to meet with a family law attorney can be difficult in and of itself. Whether you’re the spouse considering divorce or the spouse on the receiving end of such a decision, there is a high level of uncertainty and emotion in the process. At Hartung Schroeder, we know how to tailor our legal services and skills to best serve each client’s individual situation.

Non-Profit Resources

Hartung Schroeder has extensive experience founding and working with non-profit organizations in Iowa, across the United States, and around the world. We offer comprehensive services that will allow you to focus on your organizational mission while leaving the details to us.

Trusts And Estates

The need for thoughtful estate planning and trust administration has never been greater. This is true for all individuals regardless of age, wealth or family circumstances. Estate planning can be emotionally and legally challenging, and each situation is different. Every individual deserves to have an estate plan that is individually tailored to his or her goals and needs.

Real Estate

Real estate investment and development is often influenced by a wide range of economic, social and regulatory factors. Technology, access to capital, shifting demographics – all play important roles and their impact can vary widely across geographic markets. In this dynamic environment, mistakes can be costly, and you need legal advisors who understand the industry from end-to-end.

Local Boutique Law Firm Feel.
     Global Reach. 

Featured Attorneys

J.D. Hartung

Des Moines, Co-Founder

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Brad Schroeder

Des Moines, Co-Founder

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Jon Garner

Des Moines, Attorney

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Laura Lockwood

Des Moines, Attorney

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Charlie Wittmack

Des Moines, Attorney

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National Representation

Our team includes attorneys that are licensed in the practice of law in Iowa and North Carolina. Our litigation attorneys are eligible for pro hac admission in the Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeal across the United States, as well as most state courts. Our corporate team works with companies from California to New York.

Global Projects

In addition to serving clients in the United States, our reach stretches to clients in Sweden, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nepal.


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