lawyer

Des Moines Office

Phone: (515) 244-0111
Direct: (515) 697-4272
Fax: (515) 697-4299
Email: Gregory T. Racette

Legal Assistant:
Lisa Rickers
Direct: (515) 697-4336

Gregory T. Racette

Areas of Practice:

General Practice including but not limited to:

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa, 1979
  • Michigan, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1979

Education:

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, 1979 
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Arts, English, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Member, Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Iowa Association for Justice
    • Member, Board of Governors, 1994-2001
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc.
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 Lawyer of the Year - Workers' Compensation Law - Employees, Best Lawyers in America

Published Works:

  • "It's A New World Enhanced Injuries," Vol. 6, Issue 1, In Brief (January-February 1995)
  • "Is A Brokered Laborer An Employee Or Not - Only the Supremes Know," Vol. 6, Issue 3, In Brief (June-August 1995)
  • "Are All Mental Health Providers Judicially Immune Under Iowa Law," Vol. 7, Issue 2, In Brief (March-April 1996)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Drake University Law School Trial Advocacy School
    • Former Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Drake University Law School
    • Former Adjunct Professor of Workers' Compensation
  • Mitchellville Women's Prison and Newton Correctional Facility
    • Former Writer's Workshop Teacher

Public Service:

  • Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach
  • Black Hawk County Solid Waste Commission
    • Former Member