Dentons Davis Brown Recognized as Leading Iowa Law Firm

Dentons Davis Brown has once again been recognized as a leading Iowa law firm by Chambers and Partners, a renowned researcher and publisher of global legal guides. In the 2021 Chambers USA guide, Dentons Davis Brown has the most rankings of any law firm in Iowa and is ranked Band 1 in all five available practice areas, the highest possible ranking. Sixteen Dentons Davis Brown attorneys are also honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Increased Real Estate Attorney Rankings
Krystle Campa, included in the 2020 Up and Coming real estate list, is now ranked Band 4 in the 2021 Chambers USA guide. Krystle is recognized for her work with real estate owners, investors, and developers, with a particular focus on the financing and development of property for projects in the energy sector. Krystle’s clients said about her work: "She is pragmatic, insightful, efficient, diplomatic and provides great value for her services. Even when creatively solving critical issues under intense time pressures, she always remains calm, collected and thoughtful."

Christopher Talcott, included in 2020’s Band 4 list, is now ranked Band 3 in the 2021 Chambers USA guide. Chris is noted for his significant expertise on matters relating to the acquisition and development of commercial property. References said, "He's an excellent real estate attorney; a nice person and knows his stuff." "Chris is great to work with on complex real estate work."

Practice Areas Receive Highest Ranking
Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
Labor & Employment
Real Estate
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Insurance

All Dentons Davis Brown Attorney Rankings
Banking and Finance: Robert A. Gamble
Corporate M&A: Frank Carroll, Jason M. Stone
Immigration: Lori Chesser, Elizabeth Van Arkel
Labor & Employment: Becky S. Knutson, Elizabeth Coonan, Deborah Tharnish, Jo Ellen Whitney
Litigation: General Commercial: Holly M Logan, Deborah Tharnish, Stanley J Thompson
Real Estate: Krystle Campa, Robert J Douglas, David Erickson, Gary M Myers, Christopher Talcott

In addition to the Iowa rankings, 153 Dentons lawyers earned individual rankings and 61 practice rankings. Notably, Dentons has three practices ranked nationally in Band 1: Capital Markets-Securitization (RMBS), Leisure & Hospitality, and Native American Law. While the latter two mirror 2019 and 2020 rankings, RMBS is a new ranking for 2021. Visit to see a complete list of Dentons lawyer and practice area rankings by state.

About Chambers & Partners
Based in London, Chambers & Partners is one of the premier directories for legal services. Using client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 200 researchers, Chambers USA ranks law firms and individual lawyers on technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value, and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other qualities valued most by clients. Practice area rankings also include an evaluation of the depth of the team.

About Dentons Davis Brown
Dentons Davis Brown PC is a progressive, full-service Iowa law firm committed to delivering practical, useful legal advice to clients - from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1929, the firm is one of the largest in Iowa, with almost 80 attorneys across three offices, and as part of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, connected to talent in over 80 countries. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. Learn more at