David M. Erickson

“One of the top real estate attorneys in the Des Moines Metro area”

-Chambers USA, Reference Feedback

David is a senior shareholder working primarily with lenders, developers, debtors, and creditors in the real estate and construction industries. David leads the firm’s daily work for Iowa’s largest credit union. This includes lending work in the four-county region of Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Jasper and handling all closing and title work.

In addition to real estate, David has a passion for helping young people navigate the juvenile law system.

Accompanying his private practice, David was appointed to serve Polk County as a Magistrate Judge in 2009. He hears cases twice a week on small claims matters, traffic and simple misdemeanors, and mental health and substance abuse commitment hearings.


Awards & Honors

“He is excellent, top-notch, we do business all over the state of Iowa and he is a leader.”

-Chambers USA, Reference Feedback

  • AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate Law, Iowa Ranked Band 1, 2020.
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law. David has been ranked since 1995.
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Litigation - Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in the Des Moines metro.
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers, Real Estate. David has been ranked since 2007.
  • 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition, Real Estate
  • 2014 Tidrick Honors Award - received for his 15 years of leadership, dedication, and guidance as a mentor and member of Mentor Iowa’s Board of Directors.