Mark Schultheis served as the chair of the firm’s Litigation Department from 2012-2013. Mark is a fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 250 attorneys who have displayed exceptional skills, the highest integrity and have dedicated their professional lives to trial practice. Membership is by invitation only, with recommendation from peers and judges and requires unanimous approval by the Board of Governors of the Academy.
Mark has received the preeminent AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, a rating received from peers in the legal community.
Mark's career has encompassed a broad litigation practice, and he now focuses on medical and professional malpractice, product liability, and other personal injury torts. He also handles cases in the areas of commercial litigation, administrative challenges of requests for proposals, fire litigation, contract disputes, and estate, trust and fiduciary litigation.
Mark has tried more than 50 cases, including over 35 jury trials.
Mark has taught trial advocacy skills at numerous continuing education seminars, speaking on the topics of jury selection, opening statements, closing arguments, cross-examination of expert witnesses, and ethical obligations and considerations related to professional malpractice.
Mark has appellate experience in the Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Emily Logue, Complex Director, Healthcare Malpractice, AIG, Chicago, IL
Holly MacDonald, Complex Claims Manager, Liberty International Underwriters, New York, NY
Ron Morrison, Complex Claims Specialist, Selective Insurance Company of America, London, KY
Nancy Ledy-Gurren, President, Med Tech Risk Management, New York, NY
Stacy Sime, President/CEO, LifeServe Blood Center/The Blood Center of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
Lawrence Hoch, Claims Adjuster, The Community Blood Centers Exchange, Inc., Port Orange, FL
Linda Frederiksen, Executive Director, MEDIC EMS, Davenport, IA
The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, OH
Professional and Community Affiliations
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Defense Research Institute
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
CMB Varsity Assistant Football Coach, 2014-2016
CMB Freshman Head Football Coach, 2013
CMB Middle School Head Football Coach, 2011-2012
Treasurer, Baxter Recreation Board, 2007-2015
Baxter Community School Improvement Committee Member, 2014-present
Baxter Community School Superintendent Interview Committee Member, 2014
Iowa High School Athletic Association, Certified High School Football Official, 1997-2012
Baxter Junior Baseball Volunteer Coach, 2005-2011
Baxter Junior Football Volunteer Coach, 2007-2010
Baxter Junior Basketball Volunteer Coach, 2005-2014