Mark Schultheis served as the chair of the firm’s LitigationDepartment from 2012-2013. Mark is a fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 250 attorneys who have displayed exceptional skills, the highest integrity and have dedicated their professional lives to trial practice. Membership is by invitation only, with recommendation from peers and judges and requires unanimous approval by the Board of Governors of the Academy.
Mark has received the preeminent AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, a rating received from peers in the legal community.
Mark's career has encompassed a broad litigation practice, and he now focuses on medical and professional malpractice, product liability, and other personal injury torts. He also has handled cases in the areas of commercial litigation, life insurance, fire litigation, construction litigation, environmental litigation, intellectual property, and contract disputes.
Mark has tried more than 50 cases, including over 35 jury trials.
Mark has taught trial advocacy skills at numerous continuing education seminars, speaking on the topics of jury selection, opening statements, closing arguments, cross-examination of expert witnesses, and ethical obligations and considerations related to professional malpractice.
Mark has appellate experience in the Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Health Care Litigation
Personal Injury and Tort Defense
Business and Commercial Litigation
Banks and Financial Institution
Litigation Estate, Trust, and Fiduciary Litigation
University of Iowa (B.A., 1990; J.D., with distinction, 1993)
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.