Tel: 515-244-2141

Facsimile: 515.244-2931



bar admissions

  • Iowa, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals,
    Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court,
    Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa




  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa (J.D., 1975)
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (B.A., 1971)




AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2017

CHESTER C. WOODBURN, III joined the firm in 1977. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Woodburn worked in the Polk County Attorney’s Office. He has been involved in a wide variety of liability cases throughout the state consisting of professional negligence, general liability, subrogation, commercial torts, and mediation & arbitration. He has been recognized for his abilities by being elected to fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Woodburn also has had specialized training in mediations and arbitrations and is contacted by attorneys throughout the state to assist in valuing cases and resolving them.

professional associations and memberships

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Sections)
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation
  • Mediation Training Institute International


past employment positions

  • Polk County Attorney, Assistant County Attorney, 1975 - 1977
  • Major Offense Bureau, 1976