Thomas M. Cunningham - Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Thomas M. Cunningham

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Tom Cunningham is a shareholder in the firm's Labor and Employment Department at Nyemaster Goode. Tom represents management of private and public sector employers, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Tom has litigated discrimination and civil rights cases, and wrongful termination, FMLA, ADA, wage/hour, OSHA, and trade secret/non-competition matters in jury and non-jury trials in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. In addition, Tom represents employers in the traditional labor law arena, having advised employers in union avoidance tactics and organizational campaigns. Tom has defended employers in audits conducted by the Department of Labor, EEOC, OFCCP, and Wage/Hour Division. He also assists employers in affirmative action plan design and development. Tom has published numerous articles and addressed many legal and industry groups on labor and employment law topics, including wrongful termination of at-will employment; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; occupational safety and health; wage/hour issues; affirmative action compliance; employment policies, discipline and documentation; enforcement of non-competition covenants; and employment contracts.

The University of IowaBA 1981The University of IowaJ.D. 1984

Client Comments

"Tom is top in his class and excellent at providing quick, practical business solutions based on broad experiences in Employment Law and Labor Law management. Thomas Cunningham is currently, and has been for many years, my "go-to" attorney for labor and employment related issues. He is prompt in response, always courteous, and efficient in his work, meaning his bills reflect the depth of his expertise by not having to spend significant time researching each issue. He has also handled each of my labor and employment related litigations with amazing success. I highly recommend Tom for any matters relating to labor and employment."

Office Location

700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309-3899
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Des Moines Metro Area
Thomas M. Cunningham has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male