Founded in 1929, Dentons Davis Brown PC provides comprehensive legal services to clients ranging from private individuals to Fortune 500 corporations, as well as multinational corporations, not-for-profit groups, the state and its agencies and political subdivisions, hospitals, and regulated industries. The firm's clients conduct business on a local, state, national, and international basis.
With a growing practice of more than 75 attorneys and offices in downtown Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ames, our firm offers legal services in a wide variety of areas including administrative law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, government relations, immigration, patent law and intellectual property, biotechnology, real estate, securities, taxation, and litigation.
In 2021, Davis Brown combined with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, to become Dentons Davis Brown PC. We have a new logo, new name, and new website, but our local rate structure, office locations, and attorneys and staff remain unchanged. The combination is a demonstration of our focus on exceptional client service - supporting clients wherever they do business: Iowa, the Midwest, the US..., and beyond. Dentons Davis Brown is committed to adapting and growing to best support our clients now and in the future.
In recognition of their legal expertise and commitment to their clients, Dentons Davis Brown attorneys have been nationally rated by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell® and Chambers USA. The firm has also been recognized as the Best Law Firm in Des Moines for 15 consecutive years by the Des Moines Business Record.
Dentons Davis Brown has a long history of community involvement within the Des Moines metro area and across the state of Iowa and we believe it is our obligation to promote our communities through pro bono work, community service, and charitable giving. Many of the firm's employees hold leadership positions in local civic, charitable, and political organizations including the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, Des Moines Public Library Foundation, Ames Economic Development Commission, and many more.
Rewarding Work/Life Balance
Dentons Davis Brown is committed to supporting a balanced life for attorneys and staff. The firm has chosen to develop a workplace that not only fosters professional success but also supports individuals and families.
Dentons Davis Brown prides itself on a collegial atmosphere, employees are invited to participate in a number of fun firm-sponsored events held at the office throughout the year including holiday gatherings, birthday celebrations, and tailgate parties, as well as a number of other social events.
Culture of Inclusion
Dentons Davis Brown supports fostering the professional and civic growth of attorneys and staff of all backgrounds. Recognizing that a diverse team can better address client needs, the firm endeavors to hire and retain individuals with a strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, and diverse talents and experiences. As a progressive law firm, Dentons Davis Brown was the first Iowa law firm to elect a female president, elect an openly gay, female president and offer health benefits to same-sex domestic partners five years before it was mandated. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is comprised of shareholders continually striving to foster a culture of inclusion.
Invested in the Community
A. Arthur Davis (1928-1997), a named partner of the firm, was mayor of Des Moines, President of the Des Moines School Board, President of what is now the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and helped establish the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Our attorneys and staff continue this commitment and are active in numerous organizations, programs and charitable causes with the goal of giving back to the community and making Iowa a better place to live.
Whether participating in United Way's Day of Action, volunteering at a local food bank, or organizing a food drive, the Dentons Davis Brown family pulls together in support of the local community. Our volunteer time off policy offers each employee paid time to volunteer with a non-profit organization of their choosing. In addition to donating time through firm and personal volunteering, each month Dentons Davis Brown spotlights an employee-nominated charity to fundraise for.
Since the program began, Dentons Davis Brown has donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations including the Ashley Oakland Foundation Star Playground, Best Buddies, Tytoo Gardens Orphanage of Haiti, Beacon of Life, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, Care for Children Foundation, Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa, University of Iowa Dance Marathon, Hospice of Central Iowa, and Iowa Coalition against Domestic Violence, among others. All employees are invited to nominate a charity they care about to be the recipient of donations.