Tim Semelroth
RSH Legal
425 Second Street SE
Suite 1140
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Licensed in: IA

Law school: University of Iowa, 1997, with high distinction
Undergraduate degrees: Drake University, 1994, BA in Philosophy and Political Science, summa cum laude

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings:
American College of Trial Lawyers, 2019
International Society of Barristers, 2017
Trial Lawyer's College - "F" Warrior, 2016
Great Plains Super Lawyers List, 2014-present
National Board of Trial Advocacy - Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, 2012
American Board of Trial Advocates, 2010
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005
AV Rated - Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating
AVVO Rating - 10 out of 10

Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy - Board Certification in Truck Accident Law, 2019
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
Law Organizations and leadership and awards:
  • Iowa Association for Justice:
    • Outstanding Member Award 2010
    • President 2008-2009
    • President-Elect, 2007-2008
    • Vice President, 2006-2007
    • Parliamentarian, 2005-2006
  • Iowa Foundation for Justice:
    • Board, 2007-present
  • Iowa Legal Aid
    • Board of Governors, 2007-2016
  • Iowa State Bar Association:
    • Chair, Litigation Section, 2015-2020
    • Chair, Scope and Correlation, 2013-2014
    • Young Lawyers Division Award of Merit, 2005
    • President, Young Lawyers Division, 2002-2003
    • Representative, Board of Governors, 2000-2003
    • Chair, Law-Related Education Committee, 1997-2000
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Iowa Chapter:
    • President, 2016-2017
  • American Inns of Court, Dean Mason Ladd Chapter:
    • Master, 2015-present
  • American Association for Justice:
    • Leaders Forum
    • Member, Motor Vehicle Colision, Highway and Premises Liability Section
    • Member, Professional Negligence Section
  • American Bar Association:
    • Chair, Section of Litigation Distance Learning Committee, 2004-2007
    • Chair, Section of Litigation Membership Involvement Committee, 2003
Notable Results:
  • $6 million settlement against truck driver who made U-turn on interstate
  • $1.875 million settlement against truck driver who turned in front of a motorcyclist
  • $1.6 million jury verdict for interstate crash involving semi-tractor
Other Important Information: 
Tim is frequently asked to speak on truck accident litigation topics at national conferences with leading truck accident attorneys from across the country:
  • Bad Weather Truck Crashes: Using the Safety Regulations and Industry Standards to Prove the Trucker's Standard of Care, 2019 360 Advocacy's How to Win Trucking Cases Seminar
  • Eight Ways to Wreck Your Truck Case, 2018 360 Advocacy's How to Win Trucking Cases Seminar
  • Truck Accidents: Don't Snooze on Driver Fatigue and Hours of Service Violations, 2018 Minnesota State Bar Association Webinar
  • Systematic Discovery of Information Applicable to Trucking Cases: Getting Everything to Which You Are Entitled, 2017 360 Advocacy's A New Look at How to Win Trucking Cases Seminar