James Daane
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims
  • Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota
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Practice primarily in personal injury, accident and wrongful death law

Peer rated AV Preeminent (highest possible rating) Martindale-Hubbel

Past President of the Iowa Association for Justice (formerly the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association), the largest group of trial lawyers in Iowa

Current member of the Iowa State Bar Association's Board of Governors

Native of Sturgis, SD
University of South Dakota, B.S. '82, JD '85
Army ROTC Commission, '82
Active Duty Army JAG officer, 7th Infantry Division (Light) '85-'88
Awarded Army Achievement and Meritorious Service medals
Private law practice in Sioux City since 1988
Licensed in IA, NE and SD in both federal and state courts
Lifetime Achievement member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys
Sioux City School Board of Education - two terms
Siouxland Economic Development Corporation board - 25+ years
Past President of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Siouxland board

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
    No charge for initial consultation on Personal Injury cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
ID Number: 9473
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Nebraska State Bar Association
ID Number: 18902
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South Dakota
State Bar of South Dakota
ID Number: 336
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Professional Experience
P.C. Partner
Buckmeier & Daane
Corbett Anderson Corbett Poulson Flom & Vellinga
Corbett Anderson Corbett Poulson Flom & Vellinga
Judge Advocate
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps
Claims Officer '85-86 Trial Counsel '86-'87 Senior Trial Counsel '87-'88
Morman Smit Shephard Hughes & Wolsky
Morrill Hansen Hubbard & Brown
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (1985)
Activities: President, Client Counseling Board Treasurer, Student Bar Association
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University of South Dakota
B.S. (1982) | Business Administration
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Homestake Mining Co. Scholarship
Activities: Coyote football '78-'81
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Excellence in Legislative Advocacy
Iowa State Bar Association
T.E. Davidson
Iowa Association of School Boards
Member of 2006 Sioux City School Board honor recipient
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Army
Army Acheivement Medal
U.S. Army
Boys Nation
American Legion
Professional Associations
Nebraska State Bar  # 18902
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Iowa State Bar Association  # 9473
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State Bar of South Dakota  # 336
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Contact & Map
620 Douglas Street, Room 210
Sioux City, IA 51101
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