Overview

Angela Morales specializes in representing financial services organizations and employers, and in managing appeals. She represents banks and insurance companies in litigation throughout the United States and defends employers before governmental agencies and in state and federal court litigation.

Financial Services and Commercial Litigation

Angela represents financial services organizations, insurance companies and banks in litigation, appeals and arbitrations related to:

  • Complex contractual disputes
  • Breach of duty and coverage disputes
  • Suitability
  • Bulk loan sales
  • Foreclosure
  • Tort claims, including intentional interference with contract and intentional interference with prospective business relations
  • Trade secrets claims
  • Disputes with agents regarding expirations
  • Emergency trade secret and non-compete preliminary injunction matters

Employment Litigation

Angela defends employers from claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, FMLA violations and other disputes by employees. She has experience before the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and other agencies.

Personal Interests

When not spending time with her two children, corgi, and cats, Angela enjoys reading history and watching movies.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Iowa

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Education

Drake University Law School
J.D. with highest honors, Law Review (associate editor) (2001)

Drake University
B.A. summa cum laude (1998)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Represented indigent woman in dissolution matter in effort to maintain property and custody rights and secure child support.
  • Represented indigent father in modification of child custody to ensure continued contact with children after mother moved out of state.
  • Assisted indigent young adults, who were born at home and never received birth certificates, to obtain social security numbers.

Professional Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2013-16
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