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Our Iowa office was established in 1995 in the Quad Cities as our client base in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa grew. Our Iowa office serves the needs of our many clients in this area of the country.

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101 West Second Street, Suite 307
Davenport, IA 52801

(563) 333-9102

(563) 333-9105

Managing Shareholder : Joe Laverty.

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Davenport Office

Wessels Sherman’s Iowa office was the fourth office established by the firm. Wessels Sherman Shareholder and Senior Attorney Joseph H. Laverty manages the Davenport office. Mr. Laverty has well over 25 years of experience, receiving his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Economics from St. Ambrose University.

Joe is licensed to practice law in the State Courts in Iowa and Illinois. In the Federal Courts, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Laverty is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa as well as the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.

Joe is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Scott County Bar Association and the Rock Island County Bar Association. He has also received Certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds the title of Senior Professional of Human Resources Management (SPHR).

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