Nyemaster Goode, P.C.
Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

3 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:

700 Walnut, Ste 1600 | Des Moines | IA | 50309-3899

Phone: 515-283-3100 | Fax: 515-283-3108

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Year of establishment 1918 Number of partners 69
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 7.70
Biggest office Des Moines Percentage of women attorneys 16.00
Number of attorneys 95
Number of associates 9
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Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Positive feedback is just as important as constructive criticism. Taking time to thank your employees will only help the firm succeed.

Pros: I'm pretty happy with my pay and benefits package. The health insurance is affordable and there are some good perks. Monthly celebrations and family events are also pretty common.

Cons: The leadership team doesn't seem to appreciate associates efforts as much as many people would like. They are quick to judge when things don't go as planned, but slow to congratulate a job well done.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Founded in 1918, Nyemaster Goode is Iowa’s largest law firm with offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids. Our broadly diverse practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law to companies that range in size from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500s, as well as to individuals. Perhaps this is why we were listed as a Go-To Law Firm® in a recent survey of the top 500 U.S. companies by Corporate Counsel magazine. Nyemaster Goode holds several exclusive memberships with leading law organizations. We are Iowa’s only member of Meritas, a global alliance of 170 independent business law firms from more than 60 countries, delivering coordinated, localized legal services. As members, we are privileged to have a network of more than 6,500 experienced lawyers around the world. We are also the only Iowa member of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of over 3,000 lawyers around the world knowledgeable in state and national labor and employment law. The Employment Law Alliance includes lawyers specializing in employment law in all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 90 foreign countries. Since labor laws vary from state to state and from country to country, we take full advantage of the resources provided by other member firms of the Alliance in order to best serve our clients.

Practice Areas

Nyemaster Goode, P.C. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business
  • Finance
  • & Real Estate
  • Government Affairs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • & Employee Benefits

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are not counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

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Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Awards and Recognitions

Nyemaster Goode Attorney Named a "BTI Client Service All-Star

Four Nyemaster Attorneys Included in Drake Law School's


Nyemaster Goode is dedicated to creating opportunities for lawyers and staff members within our Firm and within the legal profession, regardless of race, gender, national origin, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and Veteran's status. Our Firm supports diversity and inclusion internally, in the profession and in the community. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee exists as a standing administrative committee whose mission is to help the Firm in its diversity and inclusion efforts. Our D&I Committee consults with our attorney and staff hiring committees to attract, retain, and promote exceptional lawyers and staff members, who reflect the varied backgrounds of our clients and the communities we serve. In addition, our D&I Committee operates to identify and support organizations and the educational institutions from which we recruit attorneys and staff members who will assist us in achieving our objectives.

Summer associate program

We believe that your summer experience at Nyemaster Goode should provide you with a realistic view of what it is like to practice law at our firm. Accordingly, our summer program is designed to give you a hands-on, real-world look at who we are and what we do. Assignments for summer associates relate to ongoing client matters, offer practical exposure to the firm's client base and practice, and are representative of work performed by attorneys at Nyemaster Goode.

We understand that most students have not selected a specific practice area and, as such, our summer associate program is designed to give you experience with each of the firm's practice areas. To facilitate this, we team summer associates with an attorney who serves as an assignment coordinator. The coordinator draws assignments from attorneys throughout the firm, enabling our summer associates to explore different areas of the firm's practice and ensuring that they are able to work with a variety of attorneys. Over the course of the summer you will have the opportunity to attend, for example, client interviews, depositions, trials, mediations, bankruptcy hearings, administrative hearings, alternative dispute resolution procedures, closings, and negotiations.

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