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Who Fight For Fairness

For the injured, the disabled, and those facing discrimination or harassment.


RSH Legal helped my family through one of the hardest periods of our lives. It was a huge relief to have them fighting for us. Very satisfied with their work on our case!

-Ian Buck



Your professionalism, expertise and attention to detail changed my life for the better. I will never forget what you did for us.

-Frank Sgambellone



RSH Legal stuck by my side and most importantly, treated me like a human and not simply a case.

-Xavier Price



They were direct, accessible, and professional. This team at RSH Legal answered my questions proficiently and with patience.

-Michelle Edwards



Thanks to RSH Legal, I was taken care of. All my bills were paid and so was I.

-Michele Graykowski



I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with RSH Legal. Supported. Heard. Validated.

-Adria Huseth



RSH Legal is the only choice when a law firm is needed. Trustworthy, intelligent, and down-to-earth.

-Lisa Lorenz



Thank you so much to a team that knows how to treat their clients!

-Lindie Hunter



RSH Legal was there when no one else would help.

-Tony Palmer



RSH Legal has proved they are committed to their slogan, "Fighting for Fairness."

-Karla McGinty



I never thought Iโ€™d need this type of help, but since I do, Iโ€™m glad I chose them.

-Judy Brecht


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Cases We Handle


Expertise comes from experience. RSH Legal is an Iowa law firm with decades of specialized experience in all types of personal injury, disability, and employment law cases. We battle bullies and insurance companies throughout the state of Iowa so our clients can focus on healing. Clients can hire us on a contingency fee basis - which means you only pay us if and when we win your case. For important legal information about your case, click on the button below that best describes your situation.

For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us at (319) 409-6575
or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form to reach us online.


A car came through the median and we were hit head on. Every bone in my body from my lower jaw down to the bottom of my feet was broken. My medical bills were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. I canโ€™t imagine going through something like this without someone like Tim or RSH Legal.

Bill B.

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How Do You Choose the
Right Iowa Attorney?

Learn What Other Lawyers Know to Look For

There are over 9000 lawyers in Iowa. Almost any lawyer can make themselves sound impressive on a website. The truth is that most Iowa attorneys do not have the background or experience to handle a big case. How is a regular person who is new to the legal system supposed to choose the right Iowa attorney without insider information?

Here is the secret: lawyers know certain professional credentials mean more than others. There are elite legal credentials that cannot be bought and must be earned. Credentials that require both a track record of success and recommendations from fellow Iowa lawyers and judges. These are the top honors that most Iowa lawyers never attain. Experienced lawyers from across the country know to check for these key professional credentials before referring a case to an Iowa lawyer.

We believe that you are entitled to this insider information when you are choosing the right attorney for your case. The chart below identifies what legal credentials to look for when deciding between Iowa attorneys.

Key Professional Credentials

Most Law Firms

Has the attorney been inducted into the International Society of Barristers? (only 7 in Iowa)

The International Society of Barristers was formed to improve the system of justice by protecting the right to trial by jury and demanding ethical conduct in the judicial system. Membership is by invitation only to trial lawyers that protect these standards.

Is the attorney board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy? (only 15 in Iowa)

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform and educate the public concerning legal representation by board-certified specialists. They certify attorneys in a variety of specialties, including Civil Trial Law and Truck Accident Law.

Has the attorney graduated from the famed Trial Lawyers College? (only 25 in Iowa)

The Trial Lawyers College is specialized training led by famed attorney Gerry Spence that helps lawyers better understand their clients and seek justice in the courtroom.

Has the attorney qualified for Million Dollar Advocates Forum? (only 43 in Iowa)

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum has membership is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Has the attorney been inducted into American Board of Trial Lawyers? (only 75 in Iowa)

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges. Membership is by invitation only. Attorneys qualify for membership if they are judged to be of high personal character, have an honorable reputation, and have tried the required amount of jury trials.

Has the attorney been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers? (only 93 in Iowa)

American College of Trial Lawyers is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.

Is the attorney judged by their peers to have the highest ethical standards and professional excellence? (only 143 in Iowa)

The Martindale-Hubbellยฎ Peer Review Ratingsโ„ข identify lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. These ratings are based on evaluations by other members of the bar in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Being rated AV-Preeminent means that lawyerโ€™s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Has the attorney been selected for Best Lawyers in America? (only 172 in Iowa)

Recognition by The Best Lawyers in America is based entirely on peer nominations and review. Opinions from leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues are gathered and analyzed.

Has the attorney been inducted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers? (only 250 in Iowa)

The Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers 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, judges, and unanimous approval by the Board of Governors.

Has the attorney been named to any Super Lawyers lists? (only 5% of Iowa lawyers are selected)

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us at (319) 409-6575 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form to reach us online.

What You Should Read Before You Pick an Iowa Attorney

Free, Instantly-Downloadable Iowa Law Guides

These Iowa Law Guides contain the legal warnings, tips and strategies we have learned in over 30 years of representing Iowans with injury, disability, discrimination and harassment cases. This is the same legal insider information we give our own family members when they call us with questions. RSH Legal is dedicated to educating people about personal injury, disability and employment law so they can hire an Iowa attorney with confidence. That is why we believe in giving out free Iowa Law Guides, so that Iowans can make the best choices for their own cases.

Get answers to important questions like:

"How long do I have to do something?"

"How do I find the right attorney for my case?"

"Where can I go to get answers?"

Why Other Lawyers Turn to RSH Legal

Find Out Why Lawyers Across Iowa Trust RSH Legal

The award-winning team of attorneys at RSH Legal has a statewide reputation in the Iowa legal community for helping injured victims and their loved ones get the justice they deserve after life-changing injuries. RSH Legal has been recognized as one of the highest rated and most innovative personal injury law firms in Iowa. You don’t have to take our word for it. See what other Iowa lawyers say about the attorneys of RSH Legal.

No law office exists in which I have more trust than RSH Legal. I canโ€™t give a higher recommendation than should an injury befall my own family or friends, my first call will be to Tim Semelroth. RSH Legal have aggressively represented dozens of my clients with exceptional success. For the wrongfully injured, RSH is the blue-plate special.

Nick Strittmatter, Monticello, IA

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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Des Moines, IA 50312

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