Howard O. Hagen - Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Howard O. Hagen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 515-246-4543


  • J.D., University of Chicago, 1973 Phi Beta Kappa. National Law Honor Scholarship
  • B.A., Grinnell College, 1970 With Honors, Washington Semester Program
Admitted to Practice: Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit)

Recent Speeches
Johnston, Iowa"'The State of Regulatoy Affairs in Iowa and at the National Level,' or More Appropriately, 'What Just Happened & Where Are We Headed?'" Community Bankers of Iowa Annual Convention, Okoboji, Iowa

"Buying and Selling Banks - The Seven Year Itch & the Rules of Ten," Iowa Bankers Association Annual Convention, Des Moines, Iowa

"The Brave New World of Banking:  Convergence or Collision?", Midwest Conference of Community Bankers, Beaver Creek, Colorado

"Ten Emerging Trends for Young Bankers," Iowa Independent Bankers, Leaders of Tomorrow Spring Conference, Des Moines, Iowa

Assistant Attorney General, Director of the Division of Administrative Law, 1979-85. General Counsel Iowa Superintendent of Banking and Iowa Department of Banking, 1979-85. Instructor-Lecturer, Summer Institute in Agricultural Law, Drake Law School, 1986. Instructor-Lecturer, School of Central Banking for Central and Eastern Europeans, Iowa State University, 1993, 1994. Lecturer, Bank Acquisitions, Iowa School of Banking, 1996-1997.  Co-author of the Iowa Banking Law Guide for the Iowa Legal Research Guide (©2003).  Counsel to Community Bankers of Iowa and Harland Financial Solutions (Iowa).

Grinnell CollegeBA 1970University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D. 1973

Client Comments

"Mr. Hagen is a very thoughtful and caring advocate when the client is in a tough situation."

-Jim Whitmore
Okey-Vernon First National Bank

"The depth and breadth of Howard Hagen's knowledge regarding banking issues is of great value. His problem solving, not just a commitment to research, begins with the first contact. Issues are clearly explained and options are effectively presented by him. Throughout the process, Howard is very accessible and responsive to questions, allowing us to proceed with confidence."

-Ted Vonderhaar
Pilot Grove Savings Bank

"Mr. Howard Hagen has always been extremely responsive to all inquiries, creative in his handlings of all legal matters, and efficient in every issue I have presented to him. His standing in banking/financial law matters is exemplary."

-Fred Hagemann
President & CEO
Cedar Investment Company

"Howard Hagen is extremely knowledgeable in the banking field. He has many good sources of contact with regulators and has excellent relationships with them. This is a big help from a banker's perspective in being able to sort through many of the hoops we must go through for applications and rulings. Howard does an outstanding job for us."

-Tony Kaska
CEO & President
Midwest Heritage Bank

"Howard is a very creative thinker. He likes to review and discuss "big picture" issues. I enjoy working with him."

-George Schneidermann
Rock Rivers Bancorp

Office Location

699 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309-3929
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Des Moines Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Des Moines Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Des Moines Metro Area
Howard O. Hagen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Howard O. Hagen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Howard O. Hagen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law