Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

James B. West

Jim West is Of Counsel and was a member of the firm's Governmental Affairs Department. He has represented clients before the Iowa Legislature since 1961. His emphasis was in the representation of the insurance industry, trade associations, business, and transportation interests. He combined his legislative practice with general representation of trade associations, and was active in representing insurance companies before the Iowa Insurance Division.

Jim came to the firm in 1959 as a law clerk and practiced law with the firm since his admission to the bar in 1960.


 Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, Des Moines, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America®: Government Relations Practice; Insurance Law, 2007-2020

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Made an Honorary Iowa Pioneer Lawmaker in 1991

Inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 2002

Received the Iowa Grocery Industry Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002

Made an Honorary Member of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association in 2004

Received the National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award in 2010

Inducted into the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Hall of Fame in 2014

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Polk County Bar Association


Drake University (B.A., 1958)

Drake University (J.D., 1960)

Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1960

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