Erbe Law Firm

Harley Erbe

Attorney

Erbe Law Firm

Contact Information

515-229-0202, harleyerbe@erbelaw.com


Biography

Harley Erbe is the founder of Erbe Law Firm, a small firm that provides personalized attention while delivering large firm results. Harley has stood side-by-side with our clients since 2005 and faced the largest law firms in Iowa and throughout the nation. We have routinely done so in our car accident, personal injury, insurance law, construction defect, and employment law cases.

Since our founding in 2005, we’ve grown our firm’s reach while maintaining the small firm, personalized attention that we’ve offered from the beginning. We’ve now represented injured people throughout the United States, with total recoveries of $180 million. And, recognizing the need for other small businesses to receive big firm attention without the accompanying cost of big firm representation, we’ve expanded our services to small businesses, some of which have grown to a national scope too alongside us.

We don’t view the people we work with as simply clients. We value them as teammates, partners, friends. When you work with us you’ll become part of a team dedicated to advancing your cause, and not just part of a sterile attorney-client relationship. When people invite us to stand with them, we in turn invite them to collaborate with us in all aspects of their fight because we never forget who we’re fighting for and why we’re fighting.

Communication is a primary component of our partnerships and teamwork with our clients. We’ll keep you informed about your case, let you know what’s coming next, and ask for your input regarding future moves. We promptly respond to emails and telephone calls. If you’re thinking about your case, then so are your teammates at our firm.

It takes courage to stand before a jury and argue for a client. It also requires hard work and skill to prepare for and properly conduct a jury trial. Harley's membership in numerous trial lawyer organizations, including the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, demonstrates his courage, work ethic, skill, and experience in presenting cases to juries.

We don't just dabble in any legal matters that come our way. Although we have expertise in other areas of law, we have focused our skill and learning on car accident, personal injury, employment law, construction defect, and insurance law cases. We chose to be specialists, not generalists, to ensure that we're ready for select types of cases when we're called to duty.

As you can see from our blog, we stay current on applicable court decisions from Iowa and throughout the nation. We do that to educate not only ourselves on the most current state of the law but also visitors to our site who may be seeking more specific information about a particular legal topic.


Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals
Civil Rights Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Defense, Civil Rights Section 1983, Disability Discrimination, Disabled Access, Disabled Rights, Discrimination, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Handicapped Rights, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Personal Rights, Prisoners Rights, Prisoners Rights Class Actions, Public Interest Law, Race Discrimination, Reproductive Rights, Sex Discrimination, Womens Rights
Class Actions Class Action Defense, Class Action Prosecution
Commercial Law Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing
Construction Law Architectural Law, Construction Accidents, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Finance, Construction Insurance, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Labor Law, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Construction Safety, Construction Workouts, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, Environmental Construction Law, International Construction Contracts, International Construction Law, Materialmens Liens, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Public Works, Roof Industry Liability, Scaffolding Liability, Structural Work Act
Consumer Law Consumer Arbitration, Consumer Class Actions, Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation, Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts
Fraud Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering
Insurance Accident Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Automobile Liability, Captive Insurance, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Disability Insurance, Excess and Reinsurance, Excess Coverage, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Fidelity and Surety, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Fire Insurance, Fire Insurance Subrogation, Fire Loss, First and Third Party Insurance, First Party Insurance, General Liability, Indemnity, Insurance Adjuster Liability, Insurance Administration, Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense, Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions, Insurance Agents and Brokers, Malpractice, Insurance Arbitration, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Collection, Insurance Company Demutualization, Insurance Company Taxation, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Guaranty Association Law, Insurance Insolvency, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Mediation, Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Pooling Arrangements, Insurance Premium Fraud, Insurance Products, Insurance Rate Regulation, Insurance Receivership, Insurance Recovery, Insurance Regulation, Insurance Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Insurance Trusts, International Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Life Insurance, No Fault Automobile Insurance, Personal Liability, Property Damage, Property Insurance, Property Insurance Coverage, Property Loss, Property Subrogation, Public Liability, Reinsurance, Reinsurance Arbitration, Reinsurance Mediation, Risk Management, Self Insured Law, Subrogation, Surety Bonds, Surety Law, Unfair Insurance Practices, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Uninsured and Underinsured, Motorists Arbitration
Labor and Employment Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Human Resources Law, International Employment Contracts, International Labor Law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Agreements, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense
Libel, Slander and Defamation Defamation, Libel and Slander, Libel Defense, Media Libel
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
Personal Injury Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death
Premises Liability Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation
Products Liability Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability
Torts Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability
Toxic Torts Asbestos Defense, Asbestos Litigation, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Chemical Exposure, Latex Allergy Litigation, Lead Poisoning, Mesothelioma, Mold Litigation, Occupational Cancer, Occupational Disease, Pesticide Litigation, Radiation Injury, Silicosis Litigation, Toxic Exposure, Toxic Tort Class Actions, Toxic Tort Defense

Jurisdictions

  • Federal
  • Iowa

Employment History

  • Attorney | Erbe Law Firm

    2005 -

    Harley Erbe is the founder of Erbe Law Firm, a small firm that provides personalized attention while delivering large firm results. Harley has stood side-by-side with our clients since 2005 and faced the largest law firms in Iowa and throughout the nation. We have routinely done so in our car accident, personal injury, insurance law, construction defect, and employment law cases.

    Since our founding in 2005, we’ve grown our firm’s reach while maintaining the small firm, personalized attention that we’ve offered from the beginning. We’ve now represented injured people throughout the United States, with total recoveries of $180 million. And, recognizing the need for other small businesses to receive big firm attention without the accompanying cost of big firm representation, we’ve expanded our services to small businesses, some of which have grown to a national scope too alongside us.

    We don’t view the people we work with as simply clients. We value them as teammates, partners, friends. When you work with us you’ll become part of a team dedicated to advancing your cause, and not just part of a sterile attorney-client relationship. When people invite us to stand with them, we in turn invite them to collaborate with us in all aspects of their fight because we never forget who we’re fighting for and why we’re fighting.

    Communication is a primary component of our partnerships and teamwork with our clients. We’ll keep you informed about your case, let you know what’s coming next, and ask for your input regarding future moves. We promptly respond to emails and telephone calls. If you’re thinking about your case, then so are your teammates at our firm.

    It takes courage to stand before a jury and argue for a client. It also requires hard work and skill to prepare for and properly conduct a jury trial. Harley's membership in numerous trial lawyer organizations, including the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, demonstrates his courage, work ethic, skill, and experience in presenting cases to juries.

    We don't just dabble in any legal matters that come our way. Although we have expertise in other areas of law, we have focused our skill and learning on car accident, personal injury, employment law, construction defect, and insurance law cases. We chose to be specialists, not generalists, to ensure that we're ready for select types of cases when we're called to duty.

    As you can see from our blog, we stay current on applicable court decisions from Iowa and throughout the nation. We do that to educate not only ourselves on the most current state of the law but also visitors to our site who may be seeking more specific information about a particular legal topic.


Education

  • B.A. | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    1996 - 1999

  • J.D. | Drake University Law School

    1996 - 1999


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  • TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $200
    TYPICAL FIXED FEE: --
    TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 33%
  • Des Moines, Iowa, Polk County

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