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Nils A. Johnson

Nils joined the Davis Brown Law Firm in 2019 as an associate attorney in the litigation division.  He maintains a general litigation practice and assists clients with business litigation, commercial litigation, real property disputes, insurance defense, product liability, and construction law. 

Prior to joining Davis Brown, Nils practiced business law and litigation at Redfern, Mason, Larsen & Moore in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He served as an advisor to medium and small businesses and helped them navigate business formation, employment disputes, and risk management.

Most recently, Nils served as an Assistant County Attorney in the Madison County Attorney’s Office in Winterset, Iowa. He litigated civil and criminal cases including tax appeals, felonies, and misdemeanors. He also advised the Board of Supervisors, Board of Health, and other county departments.


Nils earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College and graduated cum laude. He served as an editor of the Luther College newspaper, Chips, and ran cross country.

Nils continued his studies at The University of Iowa College of Law where he earned his J.D. with Distinction in 2018. He was a student writer on the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and volunteered at the university’s Pro Se Divorce Clinic.


While at the University of Iowa, Nils received Faculty Awards for Business Law and Family Law, as well as the Dean’s Award for Arbitration.


Nils lives in Des Moines with his wife, Ingrid, and enjoys exploring the running trails around central Iowa.