General Practice, including but not limited to, Personal Injury, Trial Law, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death Claims, and Construction Law.
Polk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
ADR Committee, 1987-1988
Litigation Section, Workers' Compensation Section
American Bar Association
Construction Law Section, Tort and Litigation Section
Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Board of Governors, Board Chair
Defense Research Institute
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Chair, Workers' Compensation Committee, 2001-2002
American Association for Justice
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
University of Iowa, J.D., 1981
University of Iowa, B.S., 1978
St. Olaf College, 1974-1976
Iowa State Courts, 1981
Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, 1981
8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
Chuck is also listed in Best Lawyers In America and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Chuck's career has been devoted to helping individuals and companies in the civil litigation practice and with workers' compensation matters. He has significant trial experience. Much of his practice has centered around workers' compensation law, general trial law, construction law, personal injury and insurance law.
Chuck practiced with a larger Des Moines firm until 2002 when he started the Cutler Law Firm, P.C. His vision was to create an environment that would truly focus on customer service and that would include likeminded, high caliber lawyers and staff whose primary goal was to resolve their clients' legal problems quickly and fairly. He wanted to practice "big firm" law in a small firm setting. He believes in being welcoming to clients, upfront and honest, while pursuing the very best result each time a commitment is made to a client.
Chuck has been an active member the Des Moines and West Des Moines communities. He has volunteered for many community and charitable organizations. He has served as Board Chair for Hospice of Central Iowa, Board Chair for the Des Moines YMCA camp, and Board Chair for Hansen House. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan YMCA and Blank Children's Hospital.
Chuck enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, bicycling and sailing.