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Cody leads Dickinson Law’s state and local tax practice and focuses on sales, use, and property tax controversy and litigation, multistate taxation, and general sales and use tax counseling. Cody has successfully represented before Departments of Revenue taxpayers of all sizes in industries including construction, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, technology, and agriculture. Mr. Edwards takes a creative approach to the practice of law, which includes utilizing the tools provided by the Iowa Administrative Procedures Act to help solve his clients’ state tax issues. As a former attorney with the Iowa Department of Revenue, Cody brings unique insight to Iowa tax issues.Mr. Edwards serves on the Board of the Iowa Taxpayers Association where he is an active member of the Sales and Use Tax Committee. Cody is a regular contributor to the Iowa Table SALT blog, JD Supra, and is the editor of the Iowa Chapter of the American Bar Association’s Sales and Use Tax Deskbook.


  • 699 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
    Des Moines, IA 50309


  • The University of Iowa, BA
  • The University of Iowa, JD

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, American Bar Association
  • Iowa, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa, Polk County Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member, Section of Taxation
  • Backyard Boyz - Member, Advisory Committee
  • Capital Striders - Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • Iowa State Bar Association - Member, Taxation Section
  • Iowa Taxpayer's Association - Member, Sales, Use, and Excise Tax Committee
  • Iowa Taxpayer’s Association - Member, Policy and Reform Committee
  • Polk County Bar Association - Member
  • United Way of Central Iowa - Member, Education Leadership Initiative

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law

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