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Jean Z. Dickson - Davenport, IA

1900 East 54th Street Davenport, IA 52807

Updated: 12/20/2020

Davenport Worker's Compensation Lawyer

Overview

Jean is from Northfield, Minnesota. A graduate of Luther College in 1989 and the University of Iowa College of Law in 1992, she joined the Betty firm in 1993. She was a judicial law clerk for the Iowa Court of Appeals from 1992 to 1993. Jean specializes in workers' compensation defense and appeals. She represents employers and carriers in both Iowa and Illinois. She has handled dozens of judicial reviews in both states...

About Jean Z. Dickson

Practice Areas

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Appeals

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member/Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1992
  • Illinois, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys , 2011 - 2012 (President)
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Scott County Bar Association, 2001 - 2002 (President)
  • Iowa Association of Women Attorneys
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Public Relations Committee

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1992
    J.D.
    Honors: With High Distinction
  • Luther College, 1989
    B.A.
    Honors: Cum Laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bettendorf Civil Service Commission
  • Catholic Endowment Board of Iowa, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Pleasant Valley Community School District, Board of Directors
  • Camp Shalom, Board of Directors
  • James Wakefield Dickson Memorial Scholarship, Board of Directors
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Parish Council, President

Classes and Seminars

  • Alternate Medical Care – A View from the Trenches, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, 51st Annual Seminar, June 2013
  • Basics of Iowa Workers’ Compensation, Scott County Bar Association, December 2006
  • Insight, Ideas and Experiences” Best Defense Practices, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, April 2008
  • Iowa Agency Case Law update, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc. 23rd Annual Seminar, October 2001
  • Legal Issues Particular to Illinois in Case Management, Nurse Case Management seminar, Iowa City, October 2010
  • Motion Practice – Small to Supreme, Scott County Bar Association, April 2007
  • Subrogation – Obligations and Settlement Language, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Lawyers, Inc. 27th Annual Seminar, October 2005
  • Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?: The Ethical Approach to Handling Workers’ Compensation Cases, Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Lawyers, Inc.,30th Annual Seminar, October 2008
  • Workers’ Compensation from the Defense Perspective, ITLA (now known as Iowa Association of Justice), February 2005 and August 2005
  • Workers’ Compensation Liens, Subrogation & Settlements, Iowa Defense Counsel Association 43rd Annual Meeting & Seminar, September 2007
  • Vocational Rehabilitation for Shoulder Injuries, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, 56th Annual Seminar, June 2018
  • Iowa Workers’ Compensation, Scott County Bar Association, December 2018

Achievements

Honors

  • Iowa Board of Law Examiners, 2012-2019
  • Iowa Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission, 2005-2011
  • SuperLawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • American Jurisprudence – Professional Ethics, 1991
  • The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow
  • Nominee, Iowa Court of Appeals Vacancy, 2019
  • Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2020
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, President, 2011 to 2012
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Scott County Bar Association, President, 2001 to 2002
  • Iowa Association of Women Attorneys
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Public Relations Committee
  • Pro Bono Activities
  • Bettendorf Civil Service Commission
  • Catholic Endowment Board of Iowa, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Pleasant Valley Community School District, Board of Directors
  • Camp Shalom, Board of Directors
  • James Wakefield Dickson Memorial Scholarship, Board of Directors
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Parish Council, President

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Office Information

Address

1900 East 54th Street Davenport, IA 52807

Fax

  • 563-326-4498

Publication

Articles

  • Dickson, J.Z. (1991) In the Interest of HRK and Due Process: Can a Juvenile Court Terminate Parent Rights Without an Adjudication, Issues in Child Abuse Accusations, 3(4), 204-214
  • Dickson, J.Z. (1993) Children and Statements for the Purpose of Medical Diagnosis or Treatment: A Challenge to Scientific Reality, Issues in Child Abuse Accusations, 5(2), 63-71
  • Feeney, J.D. (2000) Timely Service of the Original Notice and Petition, Recent Supreme Court Development, Defense Update, The Iowa Defense Counsel Association Newsletter, Vol XIII, No. 3, pp. 3, 7-8
  • Dickson, J.Z. (2020) House File 518 – Three Years Later, Defense Update, The Iowa Defense Counsel Association Newsletter, Vol. XXII, No. 4

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