Media Features

“Top Gun” turned attorney discusses his time as a fighter pilot

Don Beattie is featured in the November 2016 issue of The Iowa Lawyer magazine. This issue proudly honors those who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces.  EXCERPT Donald G. Beattie What do piloting a fighter jet and putting together a case for trial have in common? More than you’d think, says […]


March 2015 – Nationwide Rural Road Safety

Case Study #1: Attorney Analysis The following analysis of a tractor-motorcycle collision is courtesy of Donald G. Beattie, Beattie Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa, and offered as a sample of assessing liability: This is a very good case from both a liability and damages standpoint. Very simply stated and I would repeat continually is that […]


June 2009 – Taking the Stand on Propane Safety

LP Gas Magazine. By Patrick Hyland. June 2009 Every propane marketer’s worst nightmare is getting word that a business-related accident has caused injury or taken a life. But with nearly 60 million Americans consuming some 20 billion gallons of the combustible fuel each year, incidents in our industry are a daily reality – sometimes with […]