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January 5, 2012


Welcome to the website of H. Edwin Detlie, Attorney, Past President of the Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Inc. (2004-5). His practice is limited to Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability/SSI appeals. While he has practiced law in Ottumwa, Iowa since 1982, he opened a second law office in Dexter, Iowa, just west of Des Moines, in 2009.

Mr. Detlie was recently invited to join the Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board for LexisNexis, the world’s largest legal publisher. He is a member of the Iowa Association for Justice Workers’ Compensation Section and the Work Injury Litigation Group (WILG) a national organization of workers’ attorneys concerning workers’ compensation claims.

He was recently appointed to serve as Chair of the Law Practice Management Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association, is a long-time Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), and was recently appointed to the NOSSCR Technology Committee.

He is a member of the Iowa Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Section. He is a regular speaker at State, regional and national seminars in Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation law, and is Co-chair of the 47th Annual Iowa Workers’ Compensation Symposium in June of 2009. H. Edwin Detlie has practiced law in Ottumwa since 1982; before that, he was an Administrative Law Judge with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission for several years. For more information about his background and activities, click here.

The purpose of this website is to provide information for clients or potential clients, about their rights and the procedural complications for injured and disabled workers, pursuing claims for Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability or SSI. This site has been set up to include as much information as possible, in a way that is as understandable as possible.

If you are interested in an initial appointment at no charge to discuss a work injury or pending Social Security Disability appeal, if you have any suggestions for changes or further information or website links to include, please click here .

The information contained on this site is not to be considered as legal advice, and anyone seeking such advice should contact an attorney who is well-experienced in the area of the law in which you have questions. To contact H. Edwin Detlie’s office by email, click here. Include your name, address and telephone number if you are interested in setting up an appointment.

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