Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Joseph A. Quinn

Joe Quinn is a shareholder in our Litigation Department. Joe practices primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and trial practice. Joe’s workers’ compensation practice is primarily representing employers and insurance carriers. He not only defends litigated workers’ compensation claims, but advises employers and insurance carriers regarding the handling of claims, both before and during litigation. Joe regularly appears before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner’s office, the Iowa District Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court.

In addition to his workers’ compensation and trial practice, Joe also heads up the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Legal Hotline. Through this service, he fields questions and provides advice to newspapers across Iowa on a wide range of issues with which newspapers are confronted on a daily basis, including employment matters, advertising, public notice, public records, open meetings, and libel concerns.

Joe is a trained mediator, having completed the Mediation Skills Training Certificate program at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies.  


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association
Workers' Compensation Section Council, 2000-2003, 2006-present; Chair, 2001-2002; 2007-2008
Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section Seminar Committee, 1998-2001
Public Relations Committee, 1997-2001
Chair, Young Lawyers' Division State Fair Committee, 1992-1997

Polk County Bar Association
Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1996-2000

Iowa Defense Counsel Association

Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Iowa Self-Insurer Association
Legislative Committee, 2009-present

Iowa Newspaper Association-Legal Hotline

City of Des Moines Civil Service Commission, 1998-present; Chair, 2002-2006

Polk County Compensation Board, 2002-present; Chair, 2005

Association of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Committee, 2004-present

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Drake University (B.S., 1984; J.D., with honors, 1987)

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (Mediation Skills Training Certificate, 2014)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1987

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Speeches and Publications

51st Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium (June 14, 2013).

DMOS 9th Annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium (January 27, 2006).

Iowa Legal Research Guide (2003) (Co-Author with Coreen Sweeney).

Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc., 24th Annual Seminar (October 17, 2002).

ISBA Seminar (April 19, 2001).

Iowa State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Seminar (March 31, 2000).

Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons, Third Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium (January 28, 2000).

Iowa State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Seminar (March 19, 1999) (Moderator).

NBI Seminar, Workers' Compensation in Iowa (October 7, 1997) (Faculty).

35th Annual Workers' Compensation Symposium (June 12-13, 1997).

NBI Seminar, Workers' Compensation in Iowa (October 10, 1996) (Faculty).

Joe also regularly speaks at seminars and programs regarding media law and various issues relevant to Iowa newspapers.

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