Swisher& Cohrt, P.L.C.

Swisher& Cohrt, P.L.C.


Firm Overview

Since 1903, our firm has built a reputation of providing comprehensive legal representation in a trusting, economical and professional manner. Swisher & Cohrt, P.L.C. offers a wide range of legal services to a diverse client base, including individuals, corporations, school districts, insurance companies, banks, and many other private and public businesses. We have attorneys that can meet your real estate, probate, estate planning, employment law, and business transaction needs. Our trial attorneys are experienced in both trial and appellate practice in both state and federal court. We will represent you with dignity and honor, maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics. We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider

Main Office

Main Office
528 West 4th Street, P.O. BOX 1200

Waterloo IA 50704




Personal Injury


General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts Insurance Insurance Defense Corporation Banking Commercial Labor and Employment (public and private sector) Workers Compensation Municipal law Probate Family Law Estate Planning Public Utility Administrative Law Real Estate Personal Injury Law Torts Wills, trusts and estates School Law No Charge Initial Consultation for: Personal Injury Workers Compensation Wrongful Death Contingent fee available No initial consultation charge for personal injury, wrongful death or worker's compensation claims. Contingent fee available.

Janet Shock

Swisher& Cohrt, P.L.C.

Current Employment Position(s):

Bar Admissions:
Iowa, 1984
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1984
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1984


Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1984
Honors: Recipient: 1984 H.G. Cartwright Award
Law Review: Drake Law Review, Member, 1982 - 1984, Note Editor, 1983 - 1984

University of Iowa, 1981
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works:

Casenote, 32 Drake Law Review 531, 1983

Note, "Looking Through The Door Left Open By Abrisz v. Pulley Freightlines, Inc.: Adopting A Viable Cause Of Action In Iowa For The Wrongfully Discharged Employee At Will", 32 Drake Law Review 785, 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Black Hawk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Executive Counsel of Young Lawyer's Division, 1988 - 1994
Defense Research Institute
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Practice Areas:
General Practice including but not limited to: Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Personal Injury.
Certified mediator in cases involving civil litigation disputes, certified by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution.