Iowa Trial Attorneys Bringing 90 Combined Years of Experience to Your Case

Handling all stages of civil litigation in both federal and state courts

At Pickens, Barnes & Abernathy, we combine the talent and experience of our trial lawyers with their unwavering commitment to excellence with the goal of helping you develop strategies that resolve conflicts fairly, expeditiously and cost-effectively. Our aggressive approach to procedural trial preparation enables us to negotiate at all stages of litigation, while being prepared to pursue any case to trial. Since 1976, we have successfully defended numerous claims on behalf of companies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and throughout Eastern Iowa and have favorably settled cases before trial to the benefit of insurers and their insured.

What we provide

Our success is built upon a foundation of shared values, the commitment to exceeding client expectations and implementing innovative and compelling trial strategies to achieve positive results. At Pickens, Barnes & Abernathy, our attorneys routinely try ten to 15 civil jury trials each year, with many favorable verdicts and numerous reported decisions. Here’s what you can expect at Pickens, Barnes & Abernathy:

  • Decades of experience — With 90 combined years of experience, we leverage our attorneys’ broad knowledge base to find resolutions that are right for your needs and today’s legal interpretations. Our firm has a reservoir of case histories to identify successful strategies for clients, even in the toughest cases.
  • Proactive strategies — The best way to deal with litigation is to establish a relationship with a law firm that helps you avoid it. As a business, you need to be certain that the goal you want to accomplish is worth the potential expense. We have a successful record in counseling and advising clients on the best ways to prevent lawsuits.
  • A legal ally — Building and nurturing relationships are the key to our success. Many of our clients have worked with our firm for decades. We can proudly say that the overwhelming majority of our work is referred to our law firm by our current and previous clients.
  • Decisive action — We recognize the need for prompt investigation and assessment of claim exposure, and we deliver decisive aggressive defense without losing sight of the need to control the business cost of claims. In addition to working with a network of experts and other professionals to build strong cases, we use the latest technology to create compelling presentations before the judge and jury.

Helping you resolve a variety of disputes

At Pickens, Barnes & Abernathy, we have a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our legal work and trial experience, making us one of Iowa’s most respected litigation firms. Our areas of practice include:

Contact an experienced Iowa trial attorney today

To schedule an appointment, call Pickens, Barnes & Abernathy today at 319-366-7621 or contact us online. We are conveniently located in downtown Cedar Rapids, near the state and federal courthouses and municipal offices.