About Our Team

Experienced Attorneys with Diverse Expertise

James Milani

Of Counsel
Jim Milani has practiced law in Centerville and the surrounding area since 1958 and has appeared before the Iowa Supreme Court on several cases.  He is also an active farmer, raising Gelbveigh cattle.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Greg Milani

Partner
Greg was admitted to practice in 1987. As a Certified Mediator Greg assists farmers and family law clients in reaching agreements without the cost of litigation. Greg is well versed in complex dissolution of marriage cases, as both a litigator and a mediator.  Greg additionally practices in Probate and Agricultural Law, and is a farmer himself, raising corn, soy beans, and cattle.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Agricultural Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Mediation

Ryan Mitchell

Partner
Ryan has practiced since 2003 as a zealous trial attorney.  Ryan’s practice is focused on Personal Injury; Divorce & Custody; and Felony-Level Criminal Defense.  He is active in the community as a mock trial and little league coach, a board member of the Ottumwa YMCA and Ottumwa Water Works, and a delegate to the IA Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal and OWI Defense
  • Appelate Defense

Joe Goedken

Partner
Joe is a trial attorney serving Iowans since 2005, primarily in Family Law and Criminal Defense matters.  Joe has been instrumental in Iowa’s Drug Court and Mental Health Court programs, as defense counsel for both programs in the 8th Judicial District, helping divert clients with drug addiction and mental health issues from prison.  Joe served as the President of the Young Lawyer Division of the Iowa Bar and is President of the Indian Hills Community College Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Criminal & OWI Defense
  • Real Estate

Bret Larson

Associate Attorney
Bret began practicing in 2013 after graduating from Drake University Law School.  Bret assists clients with a variety of legal issues and specializes in Criminal Defense and Personal Injury claims.  He is a Board Member of United Way of Wapello County, a member of Kiwanas, and an At-large Representative of the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa Bar.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning & Probate

Ed Cox

Associate Attorney
Ed is licensed in Iowa and Missouri and specializes in Agricultural Law.  He provides assistance to clients in all aspects of farming and ranching. He is also the President of the Centerville Chamber of Commerce, co-founder and former chair of Veterans In Agriculture, and advisor to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • Agricultural Law
  • Hunting Law
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Property Litigation

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