Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Stephanie G. Techau

Stephanie Techau is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation department. She practices in the areas of mediation, insurance product litigation, personal injury and tort defense, employment litigation, commercial litigation, workers' compensation, and insurance coverage and conduct.

Stephanie has been an active participant in professional legal organizations on the local and state levels. In addition to the American and Iowa Bar Associations, Stephanie is a member of the Polk and Linn County Bar Associations, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. She was elected to serve as the attorney representative for the Des Moines area on the State Judicial Nominating Commission from 2001-2007, and served nine years on the Supreme Court Board of Professional Ethics and Conduct from 1996-2005.


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2018

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Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

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Great Plains Super Lawyers, Workers' Compensation, 2013-2015

Elected attorney representative District 5, State Judicial Nominating Commission, 2001–2007

Member, Supreme Court Board of Professional Ethics and Conduct, 1996-2005

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association
Specialization Committee, 1995-2005
Workers' Compensation Section Council, 1998-2001
Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section Council Bench-Bar Committee, 2000-2001
Co-Chair, YLD Newsletter and Public Information Committee, 1995-1997
YLD Justice For All Committee, 1993-1995

Polk County Bar Association
Membership Committee, 1999-2002

Linn County Bar Association

Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Co-Chair, Annual Seminar, 2001-2002
Board of Directors, 2002-2008

Iowa Defense Counsel Association

Iowa Women's Leadership Conference
Eastern Iowa Steering Committee, 2013-present

Defense Research Institute

Lincoln Inn of Court, 2008-present

Blackstone Inn of Court, 1995-2000

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 1999-2000; Class Program Coordinator, 2000-2001

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University of Iowa (B.A., 1989; J.D., with distinction, 1992)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1992

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

Speeches and Publications

“Iowa Code Section 85.39 Declaratory Order: What Does it Mean?”, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Annual Meeting (October 21, 2010) (Speaker).

Proposed SEC Rule Will Regulate Indexed Annuities as Securities, The Voice, Volume 7, Issue 46 (November 19, 2009) (Author).

Establishing Causation: The Defendants Perspective, Iowa State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Seminar (April 6, 2007) (Speaker).

Avoiding and Defending Retaliation and ADA Claims During Workers' Compensation Claims, Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O’Brien P.C. Labor and Employment Seminar (October 14, 2005) (Speaker).

Return to Work after a Workers’ Compensation Injury, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar (April 16, 2004) (Speaker).

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