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Deborah M. Tharnish

"Provides excellent customer service, has substantive knowledge of the law and consistently gives sound advice."

Chambers USA, Reference Feedback

Deb is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. She has a general practice in, but not limited to, business litigation and employment law. She was a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors from 1996 through 1999, serving as the firm’s first female President in 1998 and 1999. She is currently a member of the firm’s finance and budget committees.


Her business litigation includes contract and business tort cases and real estate assessment appeals. Her employment practice includes advice to employers to prevent employment-related problems. Her employment practice includes defending all types of discrimination claims, wrongful termination claims, and restrictive covenant cases. She also deals with real estate assessment appeals and handles adoptions for families.


Deb is a member of the Litigation and Labor and Employment Law sections of the Iowa State Bar Association and Iowa State Bar Association Trade Regulation Council. She previously served on the board of the Iowa Defense Counsel and District 5C Judicial Nominating Commission.