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Sixteen Davis Brown Attorneys Among Best in 2020 Chambers USA Iowa Rankings - April 27, 2020

The Davis Brown Law Firm has once again been recognized as one of Iowa’s leading law firms by Chambers USA, a global organization and renowned legal directory. Davis Brown is the only firm in Iowa to be ranked Band 1 in all five practice areas reviewed in the state. Sixteen Davis Brown attorneys were honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

New This Year

Krystle Campa, real estate attorney, is recognized in the Up and Coming list for her work on financing and development of property for projects in the energy sector.  Chambers USA interviewed Krystle’s clients about her work: “She is pragmatic, insightful and efficient, in addition to possessing a keen ability to determine the best approach to handling challenging and sensitive situations.”

Elizabeth Van Arkel is also recognized in the Up and Coming list as a rising star in the immigration space for her wide-ranging expertise, including family-based visa applications and deportation defense. In an interview with Chambers USA one of Liz’s clients said, “She is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, while also being good at explaining things in a way that non-lawyers can understand.”

Christopher Talcott, included in 2019’s Up and Coming list, is now ranked Band 4 in the 2020 Chambers USA guide. Chris is noted for his significant expertise on matters relating to the acquisition and development of commercial property. Sources refer to him as a "very smart and practical lawyer."

Practice Area Rankings - Band 1

Corporate M&A

Labor & Employment

Real Estate

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: Insurance

Attorney Rankings

Banking and Finance

Robert A. Gamble

Corporate M&A

Frank Carroll

Jason M. Stone


Lori Chesser

Elizabeth Van Arkel

Labor & Employment

Becky S. Knutson

Gene La Suer

Deborah Tharnish

Jo Ellen Whitney

Litigation: General Commercial

Holly M Logan

Deborah Tharnish

Stanley J Thompson

Real Estate

Krystle Campa

Robert J Douglas

David Erickson

Gary M Myers

Christopher Talcott

About Chambers & Partners

Based in London, Chambers & Partners is one of the premier directories for legal services.

Using client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 200 researchers, Chambers USA ranks law firms and individual lawyers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Rankings are based on technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value, and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other qualities valued most by clients. Practice area rankings also include an evaluation of the depth of the team.