VERONICA KIRK

Partner – West Des Moines

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1501 42nd St., Suite 465, West Des Moines, IA 50266
P: (515) 453-8509 / F: (515) 267-1408

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BIOGRAPHY

As an experienced trial attorney — including in-person trials during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-2021 — I am recognized as a subject-matter expert and have trained and mentored attorneys and staff while managing large caseloads in a dual in-house/client-focused role.

 

Prior to joining MWH Law Group, I served in-house with a mutual insurance company, first as a Claims Specialist, then as Trial Attorney. In my role as Trial Attorney, I litigated cases from referral to resolution, including drafting pleadings and discovery, as well as dispositive motions. I am adept at taking lay and expert depositions, identifying and working with experts, managing mediations, and handling negotiations.

 

In my role as Claims Specialist, I managed property damage and bodily injury claims from unrepresented matters through fully litigated cases. I was responsible for investigating claims to make determinations on coverage and liability, and evaluating the necessity and reasonableness of medical treatments using expert resources, as needed.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  1. MWH Law Group LLP, Partner, April 2022 — Present
  2. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company-Trial Division, Trial Attorney, 2018—2022
  3. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Claims Specialist I-III, 2013—2018
  4. Private Practice, Attorney, 2012—2013
  5. Iowa Legal Aid, Staff Attorney, 2007—2012
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  1. Iowa State Bar Association
  2. Iowa Defense Counsel
  3. Polk County Bar Association
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  1. Updates to Iowa’s Guardianship and Conservatorship Laws, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, January 2020

PRACTICE AREAS

  1. Litigation
    • Auto/Truck
    • Business
    • Commercial
    • Premises Liability
    • Product Liability

EDUCATION

  1. Drake University Law School, J.D.
  2. Iowa State University, B.S., Psychology and Statistics; Minor in French

ADMISSIONS

  1. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts of Iowa

License Date: 9/20/2007

CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) – 2016
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