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Sean started his career in private practice with the Bradshaw Law Firm in 1996. Prior to joining Bradshaw, he clerked for Justice David Harris of the Iowa Supreme Court. Sean has also served as an adjunct professor in Drake University's Undergraduate and MBA programs lecturing on business law. Sean’s practice focuses on consulting with insurers on all aspects of catastrophic property loss claims. He advises clients on first party and third party coverage issues. He also defends insureds on liability claims or pursues subrogation. These claims have involved a variety of issues such issues as arson, insurance fraud, construction defects, products liability, and bad faith. Sean has developed a specific expertise in investigating and litigating claims arising from fires. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal court and resolved matters through binding arbitration. Sean also provides counsel to insurers on regulatory and corporate governance matters.

  • 801 Grand Avenue, Suite 3700
    Des Moines, IA 50309-8004
  • The University of Iowa, J.D., graduated 1995
  • Grinnell College, BA, graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Iowa, 1995
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • International Association of Arson Investigators - Member
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association - Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals - Member
  • Polk County Bar Association - Member
State Clerkships
  • Iowa - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Litigation - Insurance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Insurance
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Insurance, Des Moines (2024)
  • Litigation - Insurance, Des Moines (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance

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