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Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
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OWI/DUI Charge - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Jury finds GRL Law client NOT GUILTY of Serious Injury by Vehicle by Operating While Intoxicated but guilty of misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated. Client avoided mandatory 5 years in prison.

Third Degree Theft Charge - West Des Moines, Polk County Iowa.  Theft in the Third Degree charge dismissed outright.

Iowa Supreme Court concludes the our client was improperly punished and more severely when he exercised his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination at sentencing. Read More......

OWI 1st Offense - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  OWI 1st Offense amended to Reckless Driving.

Motion to suppress evidence - Forrest City, Winnebago County, Iowa.  Clients motion to suppress evidence which included marijuana and gun was granted when court concluded that postal inspector’s search of package and residence was illegal because it was done without clients consent.

OWI & Possession Suppressed Evidence - Sac City, Sac County, Iowa. OWI first offense and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia dismissed after judge grants defendant’s motion to suppress evidence. Driving privileges spared.

2nd OWI Amended - Altoona, Polk County, Iowa. OWI second offense amended to simple misdemeanor of public intoxication.

Assault NOT Guilty - Urbandale, Polk County Iowa. Client found NOT guilty by jury of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury accident.


attorney cory f. gourley

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC

Cory F. Gourley 
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
440 fairway drive, suite 210
west des moines, ia 50266

515.226.0500 or 1.877.475.5297
  Attorney Cory F. Gourley, Attorney at Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Business & Corporate Law

Phone: (515) 226-0500
Fax: (515) 244-2914
E-mail: E-mail Me
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This is a small representation of Attorney Cory Gourley's recent settlements or verdicts in personal injury cases:

Husband and Wife Injured In Car Accident: Obtained an approximate settlement of $733,150 for husband and wife injured in car accident. Wife was temporarily in coma and both parties have recovered well. Settlement included the $400,000 of the policy limits of the available insurance policies as well as 4 parcels of real estate from the responsible partys personal estate in addition to the insurance proceeds.

Worker's Compensation: A settlement of roughly $140,000 for our client with a head injury caused from a work related injury. Our Client was hit in the head by an operating room light.

Broken Leg caused by motorcycle accident
: $50,000 for our client's injuries including a broken leg in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another motorist.

Adult child died in auto accident: A $400,000 verdict for the mother of an adult child who died in an auto accident.

Semi Accident: $360,825.18 was the verdict for a woman who had a cracked vertebrae and a consortium claim in an auto accident with a semi truck.

Faulty Bridge At A Golf Course Resulted In Injuries: A $120,000 Settlement for our client who suffered a broken arm and injured shoulder caused by a fall on a faulty bridge at a golf course.

Engineering Malpractice: A $212,000 settlement for our client who is a developer from a engineering firm the settlement was for engineering malpractice.

Motor Vehicle Accident Causes soft tissue injuries: $50,000 awarded to our client who suffered soft tissue injuries caused in motor vehicle accident.

Injuries Suffered By A Dog Bite To A Child: A $130,000 settlement to a child that suffered injuries with developmental delays. The child was bitten by a dog on the child's face.

Semi Collision Caused Traumatic Brain Injury: A $2,871,767.16 verdict for a child who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a collision caused by a semi truck.

Auto Accident Injuries: $68,559.81 Settlement for our client who suffered multiple injuries in a automobile accident.

Auto Accident Soft Tissue Injuries: $50,000 Settlement for a couple where both sustained soft tissue injuries in an auto accident.

Motor Vehicle Accident - Broken Bones: $100,000 Recovery for injuries that our client suffered in a motor vehicle accident including a dislocated shoulder, broken arm and broken wrist.

Uninsured Motorist: $50,000 Recovery from an individuals own auto insurance policy when our client was injured in an accident that was caused by an uninsured motorist.

Dog Bite $140,000.00: Teenage boy required surgery after being bitten in the face by a dog.

Passenger in a vehicle where driver fell asleep: $100,000+: A man was sleeping in a vehicle on the way home from a fishing trip when the driver fell asleep and crashed the car causing the vehicle to flip. Mr. Gourley’s client received the $100,000 policy limits from the driver and is currently in the process of litigating an additional underinsured claim against his own insurance company.

Driver of a vehicle struck by another vehicle $100,000: Mr. Gourley’s client suffered a broken arm, separated shoulder, and other injuries. Settled for the $100,000 maximum under the policy.

Car Accident with soft tissue injuries $27,500: Neck and back strains resulting from injuries suffered after being rear ended by another car.
introduction to attorney cory f. gourley:

Mr. Gourley graduated with honors from the University of Kansas School of Business.  He received an emphasis in German and International Business.  He went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Drake University.  He is currently admitted to practice in all Courts in the State of Iowa as well as both the Southern and Northern Districts of the United States Courts.

Mr. Gourley combines his knowledge of the civil justice system with his business background to aggressively litigate civil cases from wrongful death and personal injury cases to commercial litigation.  While he has the invaluable experience of having been on both the plaintiff and defense side of a lawsuit, Mr. Gourley prides himself on predominantly representing claimants seeking fair and adequate compensation for the civil wrongs of others.

attorney at gourley, rehkemper & Lindholm:
Managing Partner
E-mail Attorney Cory Gourley
Areas of Practice:
Wrongful Death
Car Accidents
Truck Accidents
Bus Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Personal Injury
Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Business & Corporate Law
Child Custody
Family Law
Bar Admissions:
Iowa, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2002
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2002
Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2002
J. D.

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
B. S.
Honors: With Honors
Major:  Business
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Iowa Bar Association

Iowa Bar Association Litigation Section

Polk County Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Iowa Association for Justice
Attorneys at grl law:
Attorney Cory F. Gourley

Attorney Robert G. Rehkemper

Attorney Matthew Thomas Lindholm

Attorney Scott A. Michels

Attorney Amanda Bartusek

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