Providing You With A Wide Range Of Legal Services

At Fuerste, Carew, Juergens & Sudmeier, P.C., we have been protecting the rights of individuals and businesses throughout the tri-state area in northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois since 1965. We take a personal approach with every client, working individually with you to find solutions that meet your needs. Because of our commitment to be a "one-stop" source of legal services, many of our clients have brought all their legal issues to us for many years.

Personal Injury And Workers' Compensation

We protect the rights of people who have been injured by the careless or negligent acts of others, handling motor vehicle accidents, products liability cases, slips and falls, dog bites or animal attacks, sports injuries, construction site accidents, mold litigation and boating accidents.

Family Law

We handle all family legal matters that arise out of divorce or separation, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support or alimony, and the division of marital property. We also handle adoption, paternity, prenuptial agreements, guardianships/conservatorships and domestic violence proceedings. We represent persons in traditional couples, same-sex couples and nonmarried couples.

Estate Planning And Probate Law

We will help you determine the most appropriate strategy for the distribution of your assets on death and will prepare all the documents necessary to implement your estate plan, including wills, trusts, living wills, general powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney. We will also help you complete the requirements of the probate process and will handle any litigation arising out of estate administration.

Labor And Employment Law

We represent employers and employees in disputes arising in the workplace, including claims involving allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, violation of civil rights, wrongful discharge or termination, retaliatory conduct, or wage and hour violations. We also negotiate, review and prepare employment, noncompete and severance contracts, as well as employee handbooks and policy manuals. We advise employees and employers on benefits issues including paid time off, medical insurance, disability insurance and Family and Medical Leave Act compliance and violations.

Business And Commercial Law

Our attorneys counsel clients in business and commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts and resolving breach of contract claims. We represent a wide array of companies, large and small, including banks, credit unions and trust companies, construction companies, manufacturers, agricultural companies, retail businesses, gaming and hospitality companies, health care providers and numerous family-owned businesses. We help entrepreneurs form corporations and resolve issues related to operations and disputes.

Insurance And Litigation

We provide legal advice and representation in litigation about insurance coverage and the interpretation and legal effect of insurance policies. We also represent insurance companies to defend claims and lawsuits by third parties against their insureds.

Real Estate Law

We provide legal advice and representation regarding a wide range of real estate matters, including the purchase and sale of houses, farms, investment and business property, the examination of land titles, real estate contracts, subdivision and condominium developments, homeowners' associations, construction contracts and liens, real estate taxes and assessments, zoning, commercial and residential leases, real estate financing and mortgages, foreclosures and forfeitures, zoning, condemnation, survey, boundary and fence line issues, and in litigation regarding all such matters. Our real estate lawyers participate in the Iowa Title Guaranty program.

General Litigation

Our track record of success in many areas of general litigation has earned us the respect of repeat business and countless referrals from satisfied clients. We represent individuals and businesses of all types and sizes.

Get Legal Advice Now

Secure a consultation with one of our attorneys by contacting the firm online or calling 877-455-2249, toll-free. Alternatively, you can also stop by our office at the corner of West Ninth and Main in downtown Dubuque. Metered and ramp parking is available nearby. Evening and weekend meetings are available upon request.