Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, LLP

Firm Overview

We only handle Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation cases for injured people. There is no charge for discussing your Iowa case.

Main Office
1415 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines  IA  50265
  • (800) 890-4544
  • (515) 223-4121


Free Initial Consultation?
YES. True charge for talking about your case.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We almost always work on a percentage basis.
Hourly Rates
The contingent fee (percentage) is the poor man's key to the courthouse.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8am-5pm (Extended hours and weekends available by appointment)
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes. Sometimes you only need help with a single issue. We can help sort that out.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Only a partner will work on your case. We do not move you to inexperienced lawyers or staff.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Often. The insurance industry loves mediation so we are very familiar with that process.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

We spend a great deal of time talking about cases and providing guidance on complex legal problems regarding personal injury and work comp matters. There is no charge until you hire us.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are a small firm with three experienced attorneys who have been together for more than 32 years. When you call our firm, you will always speak with a partner!

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Call us to discuss your issues at no charge. We build our client base by providing our time and advice.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, the more information you can give us, the better answers we can give you.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, sometimes all you need is a few pointers or ideas. Sometimes you need more. Give us a call.

Channing Dutton

The partners at our firm have over 100 years of combined experience in work comp and accident cases.

Only a partner will work on your case. We do not move you to inexperienced lawyers or staff.

  • Bar Number:
    Iowa , 1980

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