Litigation shareholder Stan Thompson was recently appointed Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission by Governor Kim Reynolds.
“Protecting the civil rights of Iowans is one of the most important functions of state government,” said Gov. Reynolds in a recent press release. “Stan’s extensive experience in business litigation, practicing for the past 36 years, coupled with his knowledge in ethics and professional conduct will make him a valued leader for the commission.”
Over the last 36 years, Stan was a preeminent Iowa commercial litigator tackling complex issues. He tried approximately 40 cases to juries across Iowa. Stan’s clients – Iowa banks, businesses, medical practices, and construction companies – depended on his ability to efficiently process often complicated information as he worked toward a solution in their case.
During his time at Dentons Davis Brown, Stan served in several roles, including the Board of Directors, Litigation Division Chair and as a mentor to countless litigators over his three decades of service.
“Stan’s impact on our firm has been immeasurable. We appreciate his contributions as an advocate, colleague, and leader in the legal profession, in Iowa and nationally. We wish him the best and take great pride in his service to the State,” said Dentons Davis Brown President John Pietila.
In addition to his law practice, in 2002 and 2004 Stan competed in two highly competitive US House of Representatives campaigns that gained national recognition.
We appreciate Stan’s great service he provided clients and wish him the best as he moves into his role.