Russell L. Samson - Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Russell L. Samson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 515-246-4548

Russell L. Samson practices primarily in the area of employment law, including traditional labor law, exclusively representing employers in the private sector. He advises clients in the areas of union representation, unfair labor practices, negotiating contracts and union grievances. He also counsels, advises and represents employers in personnel matters ranging from policy creation and documentation, restructuring of personnel to investigating, responding to and defending against claims of unlawful discrimination and wrongful discharge. He has served as the chapter labor attorney to Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa since 1988.

Additional Information

Areas of Practice

Employment & Labor Law

  • Preventative Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Law

Mediation & Arbitration

Georgetown UniversityJ.D. 1975

Client Comments

"If the matter in question is related to Employment Law, the experience and knowledge of Russ Samson will provide the right answer and a quick resolution. "

-Ann Wiedenfeld
Senior Vice President - Human Resources
First Federal Savings Bank

"An early employer of mine was utilizing Russ Samson as an employment law attorney before I was hired. My experience with him established a high level of expectation. My current employer was new to this market and when asked, I recommended my current employer to Mr. Samson. Russ is a professional who works hard for his employment law clients, readily provides guidance, and annually hosts an employment law seminar. Russ Samson also assists non-profit organizations with his usual high level of service. My human resource peers who work with Russ will echo these sentiments."

-Ann Wiedenfeld
Senior Vice President - Human Resources
First Federal Savings Bank

"Mr. Russell Samson always amazes me with his knowledge, explanation, and follow-up. We have discussed a wide array of issues with Mr. Samson and have always been extremely pleased with his assistance. I am always in awe of the fact that 99.9% of the time I pick up the phone and call his office he answers on the first ring!"

"I have never met an attorney like Russ Samson. Like most attorneys, Russ knows the legal system very well. Where he exceeds others is his willingness to push the limit and protect our company's assets. Russ is the best and will always be the first person I call when I have legal questions."

-Dave Maxheimer
Human Resources
Hagie Manufacturing Co.

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Des Moines Metro Area
Russell L. Samson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management