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Four Attorneys at Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP Listed In The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

William J. Lillis, managing partner of Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP in Des Moines, Iowa, announced today that four partners have received honors from Best Lawyers in America©. (more…)



Lillis O’Malley Law Firm Receives National Recognition For Excellence

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP and three of its partners recently received 2013-2014 Awards for Excellence from Chambers USA for expertise in real estate, construction, eminent domain, zoning and land use planning law. (more…)



The Fighting Irish – From famine to fame, how the Irish fought prejudice to set roots in Iowa

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The fighting Irish went down swinging with a history of revolt, defiance, sacrifice and bloody battle after bloody damn battle against their English oppressors. By the mid-1650s, a third of the Irish population was dead or in exile. The fight, famine and poverty became Irish children’s only inheritance, as they set their eyes for escape.

As if that wasn’t enough to make even the most convicted Catholic shake a fuming fist at the sky, the Irish were bludgeoned with another fatal blow that historians call the “Little Ice Age.” The frigid winters of 1740 and 1741 took 400,000 Irish lives and forced 150,000 to flee their homeland to avoid starvation.

“It was the potato famine that drove my family out, and we’ve been here ever since,” said Michael O’Malley of Des Moines, as is true with many local Irish descendants.

But the O’Malleys did more than simply “be here.” For example, James O’Malley moved his wife and a dozen or so of their offspring to Beaver Township in the 1860s to become “one of the most innovative farmers of Dallas County in those times,” Michael said. James’ youngest brother (of seven siblings total), Bernard, raised livestock nearby and created Rose Hill Farm near Bouton.



Third Generation Lawyer Named Partner at Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP Law Firm

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

(DES MOINES, IOWA) – Bridget O’Malley Kautzky, who is the third generation of O’Malley’s practicing at the firm, has been named partner at Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP, Des Moines, Iowa.  A graduate of Creighton University School of Law, Kautzky has been an associate with the firm for the past 3½ years providing legal services in the areas of Real Estate, Business and Corporate Matters, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills and Probate.  (more…)



Four Partners at Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP Law Firm Receive National Recognition

Friday, September 20th, 2013

(DES MOINES, IOWA) – William J. Lillis, managing partner of Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP in Des Moines, Iowa, announced today that four partners have received honors from “Best Lawyers in America”. (more…)



Family Tradition of Trust

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Mike O’Malley remembers when he started practicing law with his father, George O’Malley, and brother, Bernard O’Malley. Now, as part of one of the founding families at the Connolly, O’Malley, Lillis, Hansen, Olson LLP law firm, O’Malley has seen his experience come full circle. His daughter, Bridget O’Malley Kautzky, joined the firm last August as a third-generation member.



The Ultimate Birthday Gift; His Life Saved (2007 / PDF)

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The guests at a party for an Urbandale man include several people who used CPR to revive him two weeks ago at 7 Flags. Bill Lillis invited 40 people he barely knows to his 64th birthday party Wednesday at Sam & Gabe’s Italian Bistro in Clive. But it’s not that the Urbandale man is lacking friends. He wanted to say “thanks” – for giving him the chance to celebrate another year of life.



On Land-Use Issues, He’s The Attorney (2000 / PDF)

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

William Lillis has a reputation for effectiveness and integrity.  When Muslims wanted to build a mosque in a west Ames neighborhood, they went to Des Moines real estate lawyer William Lillis.  A beer distributor, lumber company and fur retailer hired Lillis to make sure they were fairly compensated when they learned their businesses were in the downtown path of Des Moines’ Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.



John The Third Was King Of The Urban Jungle (1998 / PDF )

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

They buried John the Third the other day.  John Connolly III.  Parkinson’s Disease.  He was 80.  Dollar for dollar, my guess is, John the Third was in on more big business deals than John Ruan or Bill Knapp and the Hubbell family.



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