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Michael J. Carroll

Direct Dial: 515-985-7571

Direct Email: Michael@csmclaw.com

Direct Cell: 515-608-2638


Michael joined the firm shortly after its founding by Chuck Coppola, John Sandre, and Rick McConville in 1997 and was with us until 2004.  After ten years with Babich Goldman, P.C., Michael came back to the firm in 2014.


Michael graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Political Science before attending Drake University Law School, where he received his J.D. in 1989. At that time, Michael was admitted to practice law in New Mexico as well as the U.S. District Court of New Mexico. He returned to Des Moines in 1991 and was admitted to practice in Iowa as well as the Northern and Southern Districts of the state's federal courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


Michael has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts, including employment law, civil rights, and personal injury, and criminal cases.  He has handled numerous appeals to state and federal courts including the Iowa Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and one to the United States Supreme Court.


Michael resides in Des Moines with his wife Kathy and their four children, their spouses, and one grandchild.


Bar Admissions

State of Iowa (1991)
U.S. District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals (Eighth Circuit and Federal Circuit)
U.S. Supreme Court
State of New Mexico, inactive (1989)
U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico (1989)


Education

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, J.D. (1989)
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, B.A. in Political Science (1987) 


Honors/Awards

AV® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Certified Mediator 

 

 

Some Published Cases

Brenneman v. Famous Dave's of America, Inc., 410 F. Supp. 2d 828 (S.D. Iowa 2006)

Ceurvorst v. Principal Life Ins. Co., 728 N.W.2d 852 (Iowa 2007)

City of Hampton v. Iowa Civil Rights Com'n, 554 N.W.2d 532 (Iowa 1996)

Edwards v. Midwest Clothiers, L.L.C., Slip Copy (S.D. Iowa 2005)

Gaston v. The Restaurant Co., 260 F. Supp. 2d 742, 1411 (N.D. Iowa 2003)

Glandon v. Keokuk County Health Center, 408 F. Supp. 2d 759 (S.D. Iowa 2005)

Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., 557 U.S. 167 (2009)

Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., 526 F.3d 356 (2008)

Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., 588 F.3d 614 (2009)

Holmes v. Marriott Corp., 831 F. Supp. 691 (S.D. Iowa 1993)

Hutchins v. International Broth. of Teamsters, 177 F.3d 1076 (Iowa 1999)

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Bd. v. Blazek, 739 N.W.2d 67 (Iowa 2007)

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Bd. v. Clauss, 711 N.W.2d 1 (Iowa 2006)

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Bd. v. D'Angelo, 710 N.W.2d 226 (Iowa 2006)

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Bd. v. Piazza, 756 N.W.2d 690 (Iowa 2008)

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Bd. v. Ouderkirk, ___ N.W. 2d ___ (Iowa 2014)

Iowa Supreme Court Bd. of Professional Ethics and Conduct v. Tofflemire, 689 N.W.2d 83, (Iowa 2004)

Jimenez v. Duran, 287 F. Supp. 2d 979 (N.D. Iowa 2003)

Krough v. Cessford Const. Co., 231 F. Supp. 2d 914 (S.D. Iowa 2002)

Krough v. Cessford Const. Co., 336 F.3d 710 (8th Cir. 2003)

Loeckle v. State Farm Auto. Ins. Co., 59 F. Supp. 2d 838 (N.D. Iowa 1999)

Manning v. Wells Fargo Financial, Inc., 756 N.W.2d 480 (Iowa 2008)

Lynnville Transport, Inc. v. Chao, 316 F. Supp. 2d 790 (S.D. Iowa 2004)

Martino-Catt v. E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co., 213 F.R.D. 308 (SD. Iowa 2003)

Martino-Catt v. E.I. duPont Nemours and Co., 317 F. Supp. 2d 914 (S.D. Iowa 2004)

Miller v. Wells Dairy Inc., 90 F.3d. 193 (8th Cir. 2004)

Miller v. Wells Dairy, Inc., 252 F. Supp. 2d 799 (N.D. Iowa 2003)

Moschetti v. Chicago, Cent. & Pacific R. Co., 119 F.3d 707 (8th Cir. 1997)

Nelson v. Long Lines Ltd., 335 F. Supp. 2d 944 (N.D. Iowa 2004)