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Marc Harding

Marc has more than 40 years of experience advocating for clients in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal district and appellate courts and has argued successfully before the Iowa Supreme Court. Marc is the only practicing attorney in central Iowa who has both a law degree and medical degree. A recognized leader in Iowa’s legal community, Marc is known for zealously representing his clients both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.


  • Des Moines University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), 1996
  • Des Moines University, Master’s in Health Care Administration (M.H.A), 1996
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1973
  • University of Iowa, B.S., Science, 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1973
  • United States District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court Southern District of Iowa
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Development

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • F. Warrior Board for Midwest, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College graduates
  • Ultimate College of Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Advanced College of Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National College of Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Civil Certified


  • Amicus Curiae Award, Iowa Supreme Court
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law Marquis Publication Since 1987, Lifetime Achievement
  • Iowa State Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Professional Activities

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Board Member, Iowa Association for Justice
  • Governor from Iowa, American Association for Justice
  • Life Member, MENSA
  • Quiet Birdmen


  • Board Member, On With Life
  • Board Member, Financial Plus Credit Union


  • Marc is married to his wife, Janet, and they have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys flying his Cessna Cardinal RG airplane, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family. Marc is also an avid bicyclist and has participated in RAGBRAI ten times.

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