Elliott R. McDonald, III has over 41 years of civil jury trial experience. He has tried over 100 civil jury trials to verdict and has tried a similar number of trials to the court without jury.
Elliott’s practice focuses on Civil Litigation, including automobile and trucking accidents and other personal injury claims, malpractice, commercial disputes, and litigation involving trusts and estates.
He has received an AV (highest available) peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Elliott has been accepted as a fellow in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 250 attorneys whose primary dedication is to trial practice. Membership is by invitation only, with the unanimous approval of its governing board.
Civil Trials and Appeals, Insurance Defense and Coverage, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Trust and Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals 8 th Circuit
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
B.A. – 1978
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1981
Honors: With Distinction
Honors and Awards
AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations and Memberships
Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
Iowa State Bar Association
Rock Island County Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
Mediation services to the Davenport Civil Rights Commission on discrimination in employment and housing matters.
Phi Beta Kappa
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