Office: 515-243-8157
Cell: 515-778-1852
Fax: 515-243-3919

Bar Admissions
Iowa, 1983

Court Admissions
Iowa Supreme Court, 1983
United States Court of Military Review, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern District, 1989

Polk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Owner’s Counsel of America (2010-present)
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Legal Assistant
Dawn Johnson

Daniel L. Manning, Sr. is the managing partner of the firm and has over thirty years of experience advocating for landowner rights throughout the State of Iowa. Dan provides a wealth of experience regarding complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He works with developers, businesses and property owners whose lands have been condemned by state agencies, cities, counties and private utilities.

Dan also works with clients at the municipal level to negotiate and finalize development agreements, apply for zoning, site plan approval, variances, conditional use permits and board of adjustment appeals.

He appears before the Property Assessment Appeals Board (PAAB) and in the Iowa District Court on behalf of commercial property owners to reduce their property tax assessments.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan served on active duty as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. (1983-1987).  Dan has spoken on the topic of eminent domain/condemnation at the annual meeting of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and at the annual meeting of the American Law Institute in Miami, Florida.

Professional Ratings
Martindale Hubbell (AV)
Best Lawyers® 2021 Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Real Estate
Best Lawyers® in America for over 15 years – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
Chambers USA

Creighton University, B.A. 1980
Creighton University, J.D. 1983

Significant Cases

  • Stickle v. City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa – CVCV095188 (Jury verdict of $553,000 for landowner)

  • Abild v. City of West Des Moines, Iowa – CVCV037263 (Jury verdict of $512,000 for landowner)

  • CR Collins LLC v. City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa et al, Linn County District Court Case No. CVCV084115 (lead counsel in obtaining a jury verdict in excess of 1.7 million dollars for landowner)

  • First American Bank Group, Ltd. v. Iowa Dep’t. of Transportation, 898 N.W.2d. 203 (Lead counsel in obtaining a jury verdict in excess of $1.1 million dollars)

  • Iowa Dep’t. of Transportation v. Soward, 650 N.W.2d 569 (Lead counsel in obtaining a jury verdict in excess of $1.3 million dollars)

  • Baker v. Bd. of Adjustment, City of Johnston, 671 N.W.2d 405 (Grant of variance upheld on appeal)

  • Grant v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment for City of Ames, No. 98-1286, 2000 WL 327820 (Grant of conditional use permit upheld on appeal)

  • Judith Anne Lamb as Trustee of the Judith Anne Lamb Revocable Trust v. Dakota Access, LLC, Boone County Case No. CVCV040803 (lead counsel in obtaining a jury verdict of $250,000.00 for landowner)

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