Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

John F. Lorentzen

John Lorentzen practices in commercial litigation, insurance, and ERISA. His practice in these areas includes litigation and appeals before state and federal courts and agencies.

He has been involved as first chair in a number of trials, both jury and non-jury; arbitrations; and in over 25 reported or pending appeals.


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2020

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2013-2019

Order of the Coif

Order of Barristers

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Litigation Section

Iowa State Bar Association

Polk County Bar Association

Iowa Defense Counsel Association

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St. Olaf College (B.A., with honors, 1978)

Drake University (J.D., with honors, 1982)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1982

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the federal district court for the Central District of Illinois, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Significant Cases

Iowa Grocery Indus. Ass'n v. City of Des Moines, 712 N.W.2d 675 (Iowa 2006).

Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am. v. IADA Servs., Inc., 497 F.3d 862, 76 U.S.L.W. 1120 (8th Cir. 2007).

W.C. Stewart Constr., Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 2009 WL 928871 (Iowa Ct. App. 2009).

McGinnis v. The Iowa Clinic, 2009 WL 2424643 (Iowa Ct. App. 2009).

Langwith v. Am. Nat'l Gen. Ins. Co., 793 N.W.2d 215 (Iowa 2010), abrogated in part by Iowa Code § 522B.11(7) (2011), appeal after remand, 2012 WL 4513904 (Iowa Ct. App. 2012).

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