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Thomas L. Flynn


Thomas L. Flynn


Because of the clients who have entrusted their legal matters to me, a hard-working staff, a group of high-quality attorneys, the blessings of good health and a supportive wife, I really enjoy what I do.

Tom Flynn is a shareholder whose practice emphasizes banking law, gaming law, bankruptcy law, real estate law, wills and estate planning, and corporate law. Mr. Flynn frequently speaks to select audiences including bankers, attorneys, and regulatory officials. Flynn is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and served as a bankruptcy trustee for over forty years.

Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Corporate Law, Creditor Rights, Estate Planning and Probate, Gaming Law, Real Estate


Listed in Super Lawyers of America: 2007, 2009 - 2014.

AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 30 years as among the elite in the following law practice areas:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Gaming Law

  • Recognitions and Publications

    Author, "Iowa Commercial Lending Law," appearing in "Commercial Lending Law: A State by State Guide," published by the American Bar Association Commercial Finance Committee. Revision co-authored with Brick Gentry Shareholder Erin Clanton, "Commercial Lending Law: A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law," 2016.

    Author, "Iowa Law of Guaranties, appearing in "Law of Guaranties: A State by State Guide," published by the American Bar Association Commercial Finance Committee.

    Author, "A Banker's Guide to Changes in the Bankruptcy Law," published by the Iowa Bankers Association in its October 2005 Disclosure.

    Author, "Chapter 12, Its Impact on Lenders," published by the American Bankers Association.

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    Drake University, J.D., with honors, 1972 (Drake Law Review, 1971-1972).

    Morningside College, B.A. with honors, 1968.

    Bar Admissions


    Court Admissions

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa

    U.S. District Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

    U.S. Supreme Court


    Polk County Bar Association

    Iowa State Bar Association; Chair, Bankruptcy and Commercial Committee 1983-1989

    Community Activities

    Served on the Board of Directors for a number of community entities including the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines; Variety - the Children's Charity; Des Moines Urban Ministries; Des Moines Public Library, and Meredith Drive Reformed Church.