Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Stephanie L. Marett

Stephanie Marett is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Department. She practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, employment litigation, workers’ compensation, personal injury and tort defense, and appellate work.

Stephanie has been an active participant in professional legal organizations such as the Iowa State and Polk County Bar Associations, Iowa Self-Insured Association, and Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, and Defense Research Institute.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Luther College in the majors of political science-sociology and psychology. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence, with high honors, from Drake University Law School. Stephanie served as the Articles Editor for the Drake Law Review.


Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013

Phi Beta Kappa

Drake Law Review, 1997-1999
Articles Editor, 1998-1999

Phi Alpha Delta

Drake University Law School’s Jeff Gilbert Memorial Award

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Litigation Section

Iowa State Bar Association
YLD Mock Trial Committee, 2000-2011
Litigation Section
Workers’ Compensation Section

Polk County Bar Association
Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee, 2004-2008

Defense Research Institute

Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Co-Chair, Annual Seminar Committee, 2007-2009

Iowa Defense Counsel Association

Iowa Self-Insured Association
Annual Seminar Committee, 2010-present

Graduate, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Class of 2012

Member, Community Advisory Board, Junior League of Des Moines, 2000-present

Volunteer, Beaverdale Neighborhood Association

Parent Teacher Association for Perkins Academy
Vice President, 2010-2012

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Luther College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995)

Drake University (J.D., with high honors, 1999)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1999

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

Professional Experience

Summer Law Clerk, Justice Marsha Ternus, Iowa Supreme Court, 1997

Significant Cases

Paulino v. Chartis Claims, Inc., No. 3:11-cv-00096 (S.D. Iowa May 3, 2013). District Court granted summary judgment in Chartis's favor and dismissed the case, finding Chartis acted in an objectively reasonable manner when it withdrew authorization for Paulino's continued rehabilitation residence, thereby precluding a bad faith claim.

Sandberg v. Rubbermaid Home Products, 2008 WL 5234378 (Iowa Ct. App. Dec. 17, 2008). Appellate counsel for case wherein the Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's reversal of the Iowa workers' compensation commissioner.  The Iowa Court of Appeals held that chronic pain alone cannot serve as the basis for converting a scheduled member injury to a body as a whole injury.

Rogers v. Energy Panel Structures, et al., No. 07-458 (Iowa Ct. App. Aug. 8, 2007). The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the district court decision, which dismissed all breach of contract, warranty, and negligence claims against client EPS because the co-defendant dealer was not an agent of EPS.

Singh v. Allen Mem’l Hosp., No. 6:04-cv-2090 (N.D. Iowa Aug. 3, 2006). Directly involved in case and second chair at jury trial, which resulted in a defense verdict on claims of national origin and race discrimination.

Walker v. Waste Mgmt., No. 95502 (Iowa Dist. Ct. Oct. 2005). Directly involved in case, which resulted in a defense verdict on negligence claims from an electric shock injury.

Bowers v. Polk County Bd. of Supervisors, No. 01-1636 (Iowa Supreme Ct. Jan. 7, 2002). Directly involved in amicus curiae brief addressing constitutional issues on behalf of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The brief was filed in support of the district court’s judgment affirming the Polk County Board of Supervisors’ decision to authorize the issuance of essential county purpose bonds for the Iowa Event Center without holding a public referendum. The Iowa Supreme Court upheld the district court’s judgment.

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