Thomas M. Braddy

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Phone: 402-898-7000
Fax: 402-898-7130
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Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Thomas M. Braddy is a member of the firm’s litigation section, where his practice concentrates on the defense of insurers and their insureds throughout the state and federal courts of Iowa and Nebraska in litigation and claims arising under all lines of insurance. For example, Mr. Braddy’s representation includes the defense of all types of first and third party claims, insurance coverage and policy interpretation, fraud investigation, prosecution of insurance subrogation claims, and the analysis and defense of indemnity and contribution claims. He represents insurers and their insureds and civil litigants through all phases of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, bench and jury trials, and appeals. He also counsels and trains insurance claims professionals as to litigation and claims handling procedures consistent with Iowa and Nebraska law and claims handling regulations.

PRACTICE AREAS
General practice including but not limited to:
General Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Insurance Fraud Litigation
Insurance Subrogation Litigation
General Civil Practice

BAR ADMISSION
Nebraska Bar, 1994
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2000
Iowa Bar, 2002
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 2002

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Iowa State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Iowa Defense Counsel Association (Lecturer, 2007 43rd Annual Meeting and Seminar-Preservation of Error-Jury Instructions)
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
Iowa Association for Justice (Iowa Trial Lawyers Association)
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Pottawattamie County Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Friends of Lake Manawa, Inc., Vice-President 2007 to present

RECOGNITION
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

EDUCATION
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (B.A., 1991)
Creighton University (J.D., cum laude, 1994)

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
Tyson Foods, Inc. v. DeGonzalez, 784 N.W.2d 202 (Iowa Ct. App. 2010).
Miller v. Shellberg, 756 N.W.2d 481 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008).
Pierce v. Vasca, Inc., 2007 WL 1461624 (D. Neb. 2007).
Greyhound Lines, Inc. v. Wade., 485 F.3d 1032 (8th Cir. 2007).
Vaughn v. Theo’s Inc., 707 N.W.2d 337 (Iowa Ct. App. 2005).
Yates v. Iowa W. Racing Ass’n, 707 N.W.2d 336 (Iowa Ct. App. 2005).
Zbylut v. Harvey’s Iowa Mgmt. Co., Inc., 361 F.3d 1094 (8th Cir. 2004).
Cochran v. Gehrke, Inc., 305 F.Supp.2d 1045 (N.D. Iowa 2004).
Piper v. Jerry’s Homes, Inc., 671 N.W.2d 531 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003).
Metz v. ACI Worldwide, Inc., 2002 WL 2005719 (D. Neb. 2002).
Neff Towing Service, Inc. v. U.S. Fire Ins. Co., 264 Neb. 846, 652 N.W.2d 614 (Neb. 2002).
Biering v. Harvey’s Iowa Mgmt. Co., Inc., 2001 U.S. Dist. Lexis 7262 (D. Neb. 2001).
Mondelli v. Kendel Homes Corp., 262 Neb. 663, 641 N.W.2d 624 (Neb. 2001).
Frederick v. Harvey’s Iowa Mgmt. Co., Inc., 177 F.Supp.2d 933 (S.D. Iowa 2001).
Lara v. Harvey’s Iowa Mgmt. Co., Inc., 109 F.Supp.2d 1031 (S.D. Iowa 2000).
Valcan v. Harvey’s Iowa Mgmt. Co., Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 12744 (S.D. Iowa 2000).
Betts v. Allred, 198 F.3d 249 (8th Cir. 1999).