Pete Leehey | Cedar Rapids Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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For over 30 years, The Biker Lawyer Pete Leehey has been helping people injured in motorcycle and auto crashes recover for their harms and losses. As a biker and motorcycle enthusiast himself, Pete understands the effects of a serious collision from both a professional and a personal perspective. Pete has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Great Plains Super Lawyers® and was awarded the AV rating, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, based on reviews by other lawyers and judges. Pete has also been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Iowa) by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Pete is an ABATE of Iowa member, and regular Share the Road presenter. Pete serves as counsel for the Iowa and Minnesota Confederations of Motorcycle Clubs. A longtime member of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Pete served on its Board of Governors from 1991 to 1998, and as an officer from 1998 to 2005. He received the Outstanding Member Award in 1999 and the Meritorious Achievement Award in 1995, 1998 and 2000. From 1997 to 1999, Pete was the chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of Iowa State Bar Association. He was on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers from 1998 to 2005.

Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

A new client came to us who had been in a serious motorcycle crash. Everybody was pointing the finger at him, including the police, even though the other driver turned left in front of him. We took the case on because we believed that even if the client was speeding, that does not excuse another motorist for failing to see the biker and turning left in front of him. The insurance company for the left-turning motorist denied the claim and never offered any settlement at all. After a hard-fought trial, we received a jury verdict in favor of our client that paid him for his losses.

How did you build a successful practice?

I believe the most important ingredients in building a successful practice are to always be honest, even when you have to say things people don't want to hear, and to treat people with genuine respect.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

The most important thing in selecting a lawyer is to find somebody you are comfortable with. If you talk about your case to a lawyer that you don't feel comfortable with, move on.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

The first and most important thing is to establish whether a possible client even needs a lawyer. That can usually be accomplished by a short phone conversation. If a lawyer is needed, we can tell prospective clients whether their case qualifies for a contingent fee (only pay if you win). If not, we will tell the client what our hourly rate and retainer is for a case like theirs. If the case is not something we handle, we can usually point the client to a lawyer who does handle the type of issue they are facing.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

This depends on the type of case it is, but in general we need a short description of the legal problem, and the names of people or companies involved. Once we have this information, we can dig in and figure out if the legal problem is something we can help out with, or if a referral should be made.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

We are ordinary, regular guys. Our office atmosphere is low-key. We don't have a ""casual day,"" because every day is casual at our firm. We are the only firm that requires not only a law degree, but also a motorcycle license. You won't find any stiff, aloof lawyers here.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Balancing the playing field for people who feel overwhelmed by their circumstances or what/who they are dealing with.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

Motorcycling, motorcycle rallies, listening to live music.

Position Organization Location Duration
PresidentThe Biker Lawyers, P.C.Present
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Iowa College of LawJD Law School1984  
University of IowaBachelors1981
State / Court Date
Minnesota2015
Iowa1984
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association | Former Officer | 1998 - 2005
    Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers | Former Board of Governors | 1998 - 2005
    Iowa State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section | Past Chairman | 1997 - 1999
    Iowa Trial Lawyers Association | Former Board of Governors | 1991 - 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated | Martindale-Hubbell | 2016
    Super Lawyer | Great Plains Super Lawyers | 2010
    Super Lawyer | Great Plains Super Lawyers | 2009
    Meritorious Achievement Award | Iowa Trial Lawyers Association | 2000
    Outstanding Member Award | Iowa Trial Lawyers Association | 1999
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2016-06-30Phone319-540-8940
2016-09-08Firm NamePete Leehey Law Firm, P.C.
2016-09-08Address425 2Nd Street Se Suite 1250, Po Box 547 Cedar Rapids IA 52401 US
2016-09-29AddressP.O. Box 547 Cedar Rapids IA 52406 US
Pete Leehey
425 2Nd St Se
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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