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When workers give their best effort to their employers, they deserve similar allegiance in return.

Unfortunately, employers do not always reciprocate.

The experienced legal team at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, advocates for Iowa workers who have been injured on the job or who are victims of employment law infractions such as discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.

Our attorneys have earned a stellar reputation as being one of Iowa’s fiercest defenders of workers’ rights. We have successfully resolved thousands of cases involving workers’ compensation, employment law and labor law.

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We do not represent corporations, nor are we intimidated by the deep-pocketed legal teams that many large companies field.

We help men and women who have become disabled at work, as well as those whose disability is not work-related but who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits.

In addition, we take cases for individuals who received an injury and we help individuals at all stages of life protect their assets and plan for the future with wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and other estate planning tools.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Nationally Recognized & Peer Reviewed: Rated AV Preeminent for over 10 years combined, Nate Boulton and Mark Hedberg are consistently recognized for their commitment to clients.
  • Deep Iowan Roots: Our firm has fought for Iowa’s worker’s rights for more than 60 years. Art Hedberg began the firm in Des Moines in 1954, along with his cousin, Hazel Gurwell, who is a office manager with the firm today.
  • It’s In Our Family History: The labor movement is at the core of the Boulton family history. Learn more about our attorneys here.
  • Se Habla Español: Several of our staff are fluent Spanish speakers.

Fighting For Those Who Are Hurt On The Job

We are proud to serve Iowa’s working men and women. Our firm has always been a strong supporter of labor unions. We stand shoulder to shoulder with union leaders when a worker has been wrongfully terminated or a company has ignored the rules of a contract.

We have fought in boardrooms, courtrooms and on the floor of the Iowa Legislature.


Hedberg & Boulton is an EXCELLENT law firm! As a business owner, I have several different attorneys. I wouldn’t trust my legal advice from anyone else! I HIGHLY recommend this law firm.

– Karissa Schreurs

They were helpful navigating what can be a complicated process for a Workers’ compensation case for a family member. They were very familiar with the process and great at explaining what the next step was. A great resource in what can be a difficult time.

– Larry Spray

If we assist you with a workers’ comp claim, an employment law issue or a personal injury claim, we will be paid based upon the recovery we obtain for you. In all instances, if we feel we cannot put more money in your pocket at the end of your case, we will tell you as much and recommend alternative steps for you to take.

Meet Our Team

Our lawyers become personally engaged in every case. We take the time to understand the unique aspects of each client’s situation and provide a full explanation of each client’s options. It’s our experience that an informed client is fully engaged in his or her case, which helps produce a positive resolution.

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A Positive Outcome Begins
With A Free Consultation

We welcome the opportunity to find out more about your situation and provide a straightforward assessment of your case during a free consultation. We can meet in the evening or on a weekend if it suits your schedule better, and we will come to you if your injuries make it difficult to get to our office.

We represent many Spanish-speaking workers and have fluent Spanish speakers on staff. Call our Iowa workers’ compensation attorneys at 515-288-4148 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.