Brian J. Fagan
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4033 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax
Brian Fagan is a member at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman where he is engaged primarily in employment and labor law, election law, and business and commercial litigation.
Mr. Fagan graduated from the University of Iowa. He worked for Congressman Jim Leach in the district and Washington, D.C. offices. Mr. Fagan earned a Master of Arts in International Political Economy from the Catholic University of America. He graduated with honors from Drake University Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Drake Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fagan served as a Law Clerk to Judge Michael J. Melloy for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. From 2006-2010 he served as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Cedar Rapids. He is past president and currently serves on the Board of the Czech Village New Bohemia Urban Main Street Program and the Linn County I-Club. He is on the UICCU Advisory Board, the Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees Mission Committee, and on the Kids First Law Center Board.
Employment and Labor Law. Mr. Fagan represents and counsels businesses and individuals on employment-related matters, including employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, trade secrets, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and labor arbitrations, as well as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). He conducts internal employment investigations and counsels clients facing government investigations on the multitude of statutes and regulations governing the workplace. He appears before local, state and federal administrative agencies, and state and federal courts and arbitration panels.
Litigation Practice. Mr. Fagan represents and advises individuals and businesses in a broadly varying litigation capacity, including commercial and business litigation, agricultural related litigation and trust and estate litigation. He advises clients as they work toward a negotiated, mediated or litigated result.
Mediation. Mr. Fagan is a Certified Mediator and received his training at Northwestern University and the International Academy of Dispute Resolution in Des Moines, Iowa. He is trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. For more information about collaborative law, visit collaborativepractice.com.
Drake University of Law School, JD with honors, 2001
- Editor-in-Chief, Drake Law Review
University of Iowa, BBA , 1994
- Business Administration
Catholic University of America, MA, 1998
- International Political Economy
Admissions and Certifications
- State of Iowa
US District Courts
- Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
- Northern District of Illinois
US Court of Appeals
- Seventh Circuit
- Eighth Circuit
- Ninth Circuit
- Eleventh Circuit
- District of Columbia
- US Supreme Court
Iowa State Bar Association
- Labor and Employment Law Section
- Linn County Bar Association
- Iowa Defense Counsel
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Melloy, United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Northern District of Iowa, 2001-2003
- Cedar Rapids City Council (2006-2010)
Linn County I-Club
Czech Village New Bohemia Urban Main Street
Kids First Law Center
- Board Member
- Advisory Board
Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees
- Mission Committee
Honors and Awards
- Corridor Business Journal’s Forty Under 40
- Taxation of Electronic Commerce: Avoiding an Inroad upon Federalism, 49 Drake Law Review 465 (2000-01).