Thomas D. Wolle is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC. Mr. Wolle focuses his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation defense and labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm Mr. Wolle was a member of Moyer & Bergman and served on the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Wolle’s workers’ compensation practice includes representation of large, self-insured employers as well as those employers who procure workers’ compensation insurance from insurers and third-party administrators.
His labor and employment law practice involves representing primarily employers in the broad range of employment-based claims that are frequently asserted in litigated cases brought in administrative agencies, and in state and federal court. Mr. Wolle has tried numerous cases to juries and judges, and has handled multiple appeals in both state and federal court. His litigation and jury trial experience includes cases involving race discrimination, national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and also cases involving various wrongful termination claims, the FMLA, non-compete/unfair competition, drug testing, and contract-based claims. He has also handled numerous matters involving allegations that employees have left employment in violation of restrictive covenants and/or have misappropriated trade secrets of the former employer.
Mr. Wolle devotes a significant portion of his time counseling employers in developing and implementing effective workplace policies, and in preventing discriminatory practices from occurring in the workplace. A former instructor of workers’ compensation law and litigation at Kirkwood Community College and Labor Relations at Mount Mercy College, he frequently speaks at seminars on the law areas in which he practices.
Mr. Wolle is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Linn County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He received his law degree with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he also served as an Associate Editor of the Iowa Law Review in 1991-1992.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Holtman and Stone make Iowa’s Top 10 Attorney List
Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Super Lawyer Inclusions were: Nicolas Abou-Assaly, J. Scott Bogguss, Matthew J. Brandes, James A. Gerk, Robert Hatala, Stephen J. Holtman, David W. Kubicek, Eric W. Lam, Michael McDonough, Darrel A. Morf, Paul P. Morf, Iris E. Muchmore, Mark A. Roberts, James E. Shipman, Roger W. Stone, William Vernon, Kevin J. Visser, and Thomas D. Wolle.
Attorneys, Christine Conover, Matt Hektoen, Jacob Koller and Carrie Thompson were selected as 2013 Great Plains Rising Stars®. Rising Stars candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Iowa are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman client CRST Awarded $4.7M against EEOC
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman client, CRST Van Expedited, Inc., was awarded $4.7M in fees against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This result is one of the largest fees awarded against the EEOC and represents unprecedented relief for CRST. In 2007, the EEOC brought a class- type lawsuit attacking CRST 's "pattern or practice" of alleged sexual harassment. The original lawsuit had 270 women seeking damages, but was eventually cut down to a single claim, settled after appeal for a minimal sum . To read more about the case, visit: TheGazette.Com or click here to download the order.
“This is either the final or the next to final episode in a very long saga,” quoted Kevin Visser in The Gazette. In addition to Kevin, the Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman team included: Thomas Wolle, Iris Muchmore, Kelly Geerlings, Brian Fagan, Dawn Gibson, and others.
University of Iowa College of Law
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Iowa State Bar Association
Linn County Bar Association
Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Iowa Defense Counsel