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Serving Warren County Legal Needs Since 2003

Ellis Law Offices, P.C. was founded in 2003 by Ryan J. Ellis after his distinguished tenure as a Drug Prosecutor for Warren and Marion Counties.

Our mantra has always been to make a difference in the lives of our clients and community. We strive to set ourselves apart by maintaining close contact with our clients, providing reasoned advice, and aggressively representing their interests.

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Police and Firefighters, and Our Workers’ Compensation Court

Full-time police or firefighters are not compensated for work injury under Chapter 85 of the Iowa Code.  Because of the special demands of these types of public employment, Iowa has established a combined retirement and disability system administered by a special board that is much different than the workers’ compensation court.  Let’s start with a […]

Police and Firefighters, and Our Workers’ Compensation Court

Agriculture and Workers’ Compensation

In this heavily agricultural state of ours, people injured while working in agriculture were exempt from the workers’ compensation law until only a few years ago, when the legislature changed the law.  Here is the state of the law following that removal of the very broad agricultural exemption.  First, there is still a large group […]

Agriculture and Workers’ Compensation

Relationships That May Be Employment But Are Exempt From Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation law of Iowa is located in Chapter 85 of the Code (the book of permanent statutes passed by Iowa’s legislature).  The Iowa Code is posted on the website of the Iowa legislature and it has a search engine.  Citizens should never shy away from looking things up in the Code—it is not rocket science […]

Relationships That May Be Employment But Are Exempt From Workers’ Compensation

More Issues About Employment Status 

Question—I work on a construction site where several different contractors are working.  And we all try to help each other out.  I work for a drywall contractor.  Last week, I was helping out the plumbing contractor, when something heavy was dropped on my shoulder and it hurts.  I am getting conflicting signals about whose responsibility […]

More Issues About Employment Status 

Our Clients Say it Best

"Incredible service, very knowledgeable staff and lawyers! Ryan, and those in his firm, went above and beyond to make sure that any anxieties I had were addressed. My questions were answered thoroughly and in a timely manner. Even though I live in West Des Moines, Ryan and his team made the process of handling my case effortless. When you're in a stressful situation and in need of legal assistance I can't think of anyone I would want helping me more!"

Jason Parker

"This is the best law firm in Iowa. They are always straight forward about everything. The entire TEAM helped me with my issue. Yes. I will recommend anyone needing their services. Thank You Ellis Team. God Bless all of you."

Herb Miller

"I can’t thank Ellis law enough! I was in a very stressful situation, and they definitely helped me to get piece of mind of the situation! I am so thankful to have had their team in my corner because they got me the best outcome of my situation! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!!"

Octavia Martin

"Ryan was excellent to work with! Very diligent when listening to our concerns and promptly addressing them. Very professional but also personable."

Bailey Nichols

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