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Lori Seley



bar admissions

  • Iowa, 1975
  • Nebraska, 1975
  • United States Supreme Court, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1976
  • United States Tax Court, 1976




  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (J.D., 1975)
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (B.A, 1972)




AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2017

WILLIAM D. SCHERLE joined the firm in 1978. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Scherle served as an Assistant Attorney General and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. He has primarily been engaged in administrative practice with specific emphasis on workers’ compensation. He has a national reputation in this area and has held several leadership roles in this area of the law in our state. He is a past president of the Polk County Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association. He has also served as past-president of the Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. He has been recognized through the Iowa State Bar Association and awarded the Award of Merit in 2011, its highest honor.

professional associations and memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, President 1985 - 1986
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Chair, Federal Practice Committee, 1980-1982
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1991-1992
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Chair, Scope and Correlation Committee, 1993-1994
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 2002-2003
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1992-1994
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Vice-President, 1995-1996
  • Iowa State Bar Association, President, 1997-1998
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee, President, 2007 - 2008
  • Polk County Bar Association, President 1991-1992
  • Youth Law Center, 2000 – 2005; President, Board of Directors

honors & awards

  • Award of Merit, Iowa State Bar Association, 2011


past employment positions

  • State of Iowa Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1975 - 1976
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice - Southern District of Iowa, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1976 - 1977