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Kragnes vs. City of Des Moines LawsuitNovember 7, 2017

Are you or your business owed money from the city of Des Moines as a result of overpaying fees for your gas or electric bills? If you’re curious, act now to see if you might be eligible to receive money from the nearly $11.8 million in cash awarded in the Kragnes vs. City of Des Moines class-action lawsuit, as secured by Hartung Schroeder partner, Brad Schroeder. Read more here.

Brad Schroeder Joins Board of Trustees, August 29, 2017

Buena Vista University (BVU) in Storm Lake, Iowa, has announced that Brad Schroeder of Pleasant Hill has been elected to its Board of Trustees. He has served on the BVU President’s Advisory Council (PAC) since 2012.

“Brad is a highly successful attorney who brings extreme devotion to his alma mater and tremendous talent to the Board of Trustees,” said BVU President Fred Moore. “Brad has served our President’s Advisory Council with distinction, and we know he will bring the same sage advice to the Board.”

Schroeder is a 1994 BVU graduate with a degree in English. He went on to attend law school at the University of Iowa, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1997. In 2003, he and J.D. Hartung established Hartung & Schroeder, LLP.

“To be in a position to serve the institution that did so much for me is an honor I could neither imagine nor appreciate as a BVU student many years ago,” said Schroeder. “I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help secure and enhance that opportunity for future generations of BVU students.”

Schroeder Receives Lifetime Achievement Honors, August 29, 2017

Bradley Schroeder, partner and co-founder of Hartung Schroeder, has been recognized as a Lifetime Achievement Member among America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Brad’s selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys was by invitation of the prestigious group. The Lifetime Achievement honor recognizes a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community-enriching accomplishments and is only issued once in a lifetime. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor. In addition to this honor, Brad recently was named a 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyer.

Schroeder to Represent Man Shot by Water Works Guard, August 18, 2017

Hartung & Schroeder partner Brad Schroeder is representing a Norwalk man whose vehicle was shot at by a security guard at the Des Moines Water Works Park on May 14 of this year.

The suit stems from an incident in which a security guard, whose firm is contracted by Water Works, allegedly fired three rounds from a 9mm handgun into Richardson’s 2013 Jeep Wrangler in an attempt to stop Richardson as he was leaving the park after hours.

Schroeder Selected as Super Lawyer, August 18, 2017

Bradley Schroeder has been selected as a 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyer. A partner and co-founder of Hartung Schroeder, Brad offers the firm’s clients a wide array of legal expertise. In general practice, he represents clients in matters of family law, business law and personal injury. He handles complex civil litigation, including shareholder lawsuits, and has experience with Iowa’s racing and gaming law.

Most notably, Brad’s expertise in class action lawsuits was recognized in 2015, when the team he led won a $40 million verdict in the largest class action lawsuit ever levied against an Iowa municipality — a case that survived three appeals to the Iowa Supreme Court and a writ for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Super Lawyer designation is a select listing of attorneys that serves as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The multiphase selection process involved peer nominations, evaluations, records of personal achievement and independent research. As a Super Lawyer, Brad is considered to be among the top 5% of attorneys in the state. Brad’s other recent honors include his selection as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Des Moines Residents to Receive Refund for Illegal Franchise Fee on MidAmerican Bill Soon, September  20, 2016

Lawyers say a lengthy legal process is to blame for how long it’s taken to deliver the #32 million worth of refunds. “We couldn’t have predicted that 12 years later we would still be talking about these issues,” said Attorney Brad Schroeder.

Keen Ice Finishes Third in the Belmont Stakes, June 7, 2015

Donegal Racing Partner Brad Schroeder talks Keen Ice and the 2015 Belmont Stakes.

Brad Schroeder: The Golden Rule of Law, March 3, 2014

In David vs. Goliath style, BVU alum Brad Schroeder stands up for what is right against a city municipality… and wins.

Court Rules in Favor of a Class Action Lawsuit, March 5, 2012

“The only way for the city to be held accountable in this kind of case is to pay the money back as painful as it might be it’s the only way to deter future conduct along these lines as well,” says Kragnes attorney Brad Schroeder.