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Martha L. Shaff - Davenport, IA

1900 East 54th Street Davenport, IA 52807

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Updated: 02/16/2022

Davenport Civil Litigation Lawyer


Martha Shaff has been practicing law in Iowa since 1989 and Illinois since 1993. She joined Betty, Neuman & McMahon in 1993. She graduated with honors from Drake University Law School. Martha’s primary focus is civil litigation involving personal injury, commercial, employment, malpractice and product’s liability.

In 2008 Martha was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers...

About Martha L. Shaff

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Insurance coverage
  • Employment Contracts and Employment Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member/Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1989
  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • 7th Judicial Nominating Committee, 2000 - 2006 (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2008 - Present (Fellow)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present (Fellow)
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, - 2017 (Past President)
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 2007 - 2008 (President)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Member)
  • Iowa Supreme Court, Civil Procedure Committee, 2008 - 2014
  • Iowa Supreme Court, Judicial Task Force Committee, 2011 - 2012
  • Scott County Bar Association (Member)
  • Chair of American College, 2016 – present


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1989
    Honors: Delta Theta Phi, Treasurer, 1987-1988
    Honors: Moot Court Board, Board Member, 1988-1989
    Honors: With Honors
    Law Review: Drake Law Review, Staff Member, 1988 - 1989
  • St. Olaf College, 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer at Pleasant Valley Schools


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Past Lists

  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
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  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Iowa Super Lawyers list

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1900 East 54th Street Davenport, IA 52807


  • 563-326-4498

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