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Frank S. Mitvalsky

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Partner

Year Joined Organization:

1968

Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Litigation & Appeals
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1968
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1968
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Education

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

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Raymond R. Stefani II

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Manager, since 1984

Year Joined Organization:

1979

Areas of Practice

Dental Malpractice
Litigation & Appeals
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability Law
Real Estate Law
Workers’ Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1979
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1979

Education

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Linn County Bar Association, Member 1979 – present
  • American Bar Association, Member Litigation Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member Litigation Section-Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1990-present
  • Iowa Title Guaranty Association, Member
  • Iowa Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc., Member
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Richard A. Stefani

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Member and Firm President

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation & Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Products Liability Law
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

 

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980

 

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, JD, 1980
  • University of Iowa, BBA, 1976

 

Representative Cases:

Gretchen W. Thompson v. Ansell Healthcare Products, Inc., et al., 666 N.W.2d 620, 2003 WL 21071315, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 16,633 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003)
John Doe, Jr., et al. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Armour Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al., 178 F.Supp.2d 1003 (S.D.IA 2001) aff’d 380 F.3d 399 (8th Cir. 2004)
Walter Johnson, et al. v. Harley Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc., et al., 680 N.W.2d 378, 2004 WL 370251 (Iowa Ct. App. 2004)
Francis Ahlberg et al., v. Chrysler Corporation and DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 481 F.3d 630 (8th Cir. 2007)
James Edwards v. Norman Smith, D.O., 758 N.W.2d 840, 2008 WL 3917626 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008)
Pooneh Glascock v. Linn County Emergency Medicine, P.C., 698 F.3d 695 (8th Cir. 2012)

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 1980 – present
    • Products Liability Committee, 1989 – present
    • Civil Jury Instructions Task Force, 1991
  • Defense Research Institute, 1999 – present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2002 – present.
  • American Bar Association, 1980 – present
    • Litigation Section – Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1980 – present
    • Litigation Section, 1990-present
    • Professional Liability Insurance Committee, 1987-1990
  • Linn County Bar Association, 1980-present
    • Board of Governors 1988-91.
    • Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1990 – 2008
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Thomas F. Ochs

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Member, since 1988

Year Joined Organization:

1988

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Family Law
Litigation & Appeals
Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Education

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

Richard F. Mitvalsky

Mitvalsky

 

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Member

Assistant: Carol A. Brown

Areas of Practice

Divorce & Family Law
Child Custody & Care
Juvenile Law
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Guardian Ad Litem
Civil Trial
Business Law
Real Estate Law
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Collaborative Divorce Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa

Education

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996
J.D. with Honors

Drake University School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996
M.A.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993
A.B.

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Association of Counsel for Children
Iowa Advisory Board

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

American Bar Association
Family Law, Real Estate & Probate Law, Business Law Divisions

Iowa Bar Association
Family & Juvenile Law Committee

Linn County Bar Association Board of Governors

Linn County Bar Association
Family Law and Bench-Bar Committees

Linn County Juvenile Law Group

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2009 – Present
Rules on Juvenile Procedure

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2006 – 2007
Rules on Juvenile Procedure

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2002 – 2003
Juvenile Court Best Practices

Iowa Court Improvement Project
Child Welfare Stakeholders Panel and Due Process Task Force (past)

Pro Bono Activities

Kids First Law Center Board of Directors
National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library Board of Directors
Linn County Community Empowerment Governance Board
KCCK-88.3 Citizens Advisory Committee
Forty Under 40 Corridor Business Journal 2007 Award Recipient
Iowa State High School Swimming Official (past)
YMCA Board of Directors (past)

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Rachel R. McCrate

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Areas of Practice:

Divorce & Family Law
Child Custody & Care
Juvenile Law
Adoptions
Protective Orders
Guardian Ad Litem
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Antenuptial Agreements
Mediation

Education:

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 2010
University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri, 2007

Bar Admissions:

Iowa
Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Iowa Bar Association – Family & Juvenile Law Committee
Missouri Bar Association
Linn County Bar Association
Linn Law Club
The Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
American Bar Association

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Frank S. Mitvalsky

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Partner

Year Joined Organization:

1968

Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Litigation & Appeals
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1968
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1968
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Education

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

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Raymond R. Stefani II

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Manager, since 1984

Year Joined Organization:

1979

Areas of Practice

Dental Malpractice
Litigation & Appeals
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability Law
Real Estate Law
Workers’ Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1979
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1979

Education

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Linn County Bar Association, Member 1979 – present
  • American Bar Association, Member Litigation Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member Litigation Section-Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1990-present
  • Iowa Title Guaranty Association, Member
  • Iowa Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc., Member
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Richard A. Stefani

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Member and Firm President

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation & Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Products Liability Law
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

 

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980

 

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, JD, 1980
  • University of Iowa, BBA, 1976

 

Representative Cases:

Gretchen W. Thompson v. Ansell Healthcare Products, Inc., et al., 666 N.W.2d 620, 2003 WL 21071315, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 16,633 (Iowa Ct. App. 2003)
John Doe, Jr., et al. v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Armour Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al., 178 F.Supp.2d 1003 (S.D.IA 2001) aff’d 380 F.3d 399 (8th Cir. 2004)
Walter Johnson, et al. v. Harley Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc., et al., 680 N.W.2d 378, 2004 WL 370251 (Iowa Ct. App. 2004)
Francis Ahlberg et al., v. Chrysler Corporation and DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 481 F.3d 630 (8th Cir. 2007)
James Edwards v. Norman Smith, D.O., 758 N.W.2d 840, 2008 WL 3917626 (Iowa Ct. App. 2008)
Pooneh Glascock v. Linn County Emergency Medicine, P.C., 698 F.3d 695 (8th Cir. 2012)

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 1980 – present
    • Products Liability Committee, 1989 – present
    • Civil Jury Instructions Task Force, 1991
  • Defense Research Institute, 1999 – present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 2002 – present.
  • American Bar Association, 1980 – present
    • Litigation Section – Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1980 – present
    • Litigation Section, 1990-present
    • Professional Liability Insurance Committee, 1987-1990
  • Linn County Bar Association, 1980-present
    • Board of Governors 1988-91.
    • Ethics and Grievance Committee, 1990 – 2008
thomas_ochs

Thomas F. Ochs

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Member, since 1988

Year Joined Organization:

1988

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Family Law
Litigation & Appeals
Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Education

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

Richard F. Mitvalsky

Mitvalsky

 

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Member

Assistant: Carol A. Brown

Areas of Practice

Divorce & Family Law
Child Custody & Care
Juvenile Law
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Guardian Ad Litem
Civil Trial
Business Law
Real Estate Law
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Collaborative Divorce Law

Bar Admissions

Iowa
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa

Education

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996
J.D. with Honors

Drake University School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Des Moines, Iowa, 1996
M.A.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993
A.B.

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Association of Counsel for Children
Iowa Advisory Board

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

American Bar Association
Family Law, Real Estate & Probate Law, Business Law Divisions

Iowa Bar Association
Family & Juvenile Law Committee

Linn County Bar Association Board of Governors

Linn County Bar Association
Family Law and Bench-Bar Committees

Linn County Juvenile Law Group

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2009 – Present
Rules on Juvenile Procedure

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2006 – 2007
Rules on Juvenile Procedure

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 2002 – 2003
Juvenile Court Best Practices

Iowa Court Improvement Project
Child Welfare Stakeholders Panel and Due Process Task Force (past)

Pro Bono Activities

Kids First Law Center Board of Directors
National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library Board of Directors
Linn County Community Empowerment Governance Board
KCCK-88.3 Citizens Advisory Committee
Forty Under 40 Corridor Business Journal 2007 Award Recipient
Iowa State High School Swimming Official (past)
YMCA Board of Directors (past)

rachel_riley copy

Rachel R. McCrate

  • 319-364-1535319-364-1535

Fax: 319-364-1562

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Areas of Practice:

Divorce & Family Law
Child Custody & Care
Juvenile Law
Adoptions
Protective Orders
Guardian Ad Litem
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Antenuptial Agreements
Mediation

Education:

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 2010
University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri, 2007

Bar Admissions:

Iowa
Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Iowa Bar Association – Family & Juvenile Law Committee
Missouri Bar Association
Linn County Bar Association
Linn Law Club
The Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
American Bar Association

Our Firm

Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky, PLC was established in 1938 by William O. Gray, a former FBI agent and State Highway Commissioner, and B.D. Silliman, a distinguished business lawyer and lobbyist. Our founders developed a firm culture emphasizing dedication, integrity, professionalism and sound judgment based upon reasoned decision-making.

Our attorneys remain committed to these principles today. We have devoted more than seven decades to independent thinking and prioritizing close relationships with our clients through direct exchange and interaction with our clients.

We strive for accessibility, efficiency and attentiveness in our professional relationships. Support personnel take a friendly, knowledgeable and active role with our clients, and have direct, daily contact with our lawyers. We collaborate in an engaging work environment that encourages multiple viewpoints and illuminates legal issues to achieve the best result.

Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky is AV-rated*, the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. The attorneys at Gray, Stefani & Mitvalsky can be reached at 319-364-1535 or by filling out the contact form on this site.

*AV-rated is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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