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Kristopher K. Madsen

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
Kristopher K. Madsen
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Kristopher Madsen was born and raised in Council Bluffs. Upon graduating from high school he went away to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, obtaining double majors in English and Political Science. After college he attended and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with his Juris Doctorate. He then returned to his home town of Council Bluffs and began practicing law at Stuart Tinley Law Firm, LLP.

Since beginning practicing law in 1989, Mr. Madsen has devoted his practice almost entirely to civil litigation. He practices throughout the State of Iowa and in the State of Nebraska in Federal and State Courts.

Mr. Madsen is regarded as one of the finest trial lawyers in the State of Iowa and has received numerous honors. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in the Omaha Metropolitan Area by Omaha Magazine.

Mr. Madsen has been selected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, who are chosen strictly by invitation and only after a rigorous investigation. The American College of Trial Lawyers is limited to the top 1% of the trial lawyers in each individual state and is limited to those lawyers who have distinguished themselves in trial practice and have displayed the highest skill, integrity and ethics.

Early in his career as a lawyer, Mr. Madsen had the honor of being chosen for membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only and upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges. Membership is limited to the top 250 trial lawyers in the state who have displayed exceptional trial skills and the highest integrity. Mr. Madsen has been a Board Member of the Academy and is currently serving as Vice President/President Elect.


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1989
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: English
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1990
  • Nebraska, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Vice President
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, President Elect
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Member
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Pottawattamie County Bar Association, Member
  • Fourth Judicial District of Iowa, Judicial Nominating Commission

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Council Bluffs Parks Board


  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in the Omaha Metropolitan Area by Omaha Magazine
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell


Other Sources of Feedback About Kristopher K. Madsen

Included on the 2021 Great Plains list

Past Lists

  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

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