Mitch Nass defends employers in cases of all shapes and sizes. His experience ranges from defending administrative charges filed by a single employee with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to litigating single and multiplaintiff cases in state and federal court.

Mitch has experience defending claims arising under the ICRA, FMLA, ADEA, ADA and Title VII. He has also had significant exposure to nationwide class, collective and systemic litigation arising under Title VII, the FLSA, and state wage-and-hour laws.

Mitch has gained valuable litigation experience early in his career, including:
  • Leading the preparation of dispositive motions and briefs at the state and federal levels
  • Arguing motions before the Court
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Leading the preparation of appellate briefs filed with the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals
  • Serving as second chair at trial

Past Experience

Mitch previously worked as an underwriter for an insurance company in Des Moines. He draws from the business perspective he gained prior to attending law school to better understand the issues faced by clients and to craft legal strategies with their companies’ unique attributes in mind.

Personal Interests

Mitch enjoys running in his free time, and he completed the IMT Des Moines Marathon in 2016 and 2017.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with distinction, Journal of Corporation Law (note and comment editor) (2014)

University of Iowa
B.A. in Economics and History (2009)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court

Civic Activities

  • Polk County Juvenile Drug Court Collaborative — Board of Directors


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Employment Litigation, 2017-18
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