Proven. Thoughtful. Committed.

Our Areas Of Practice

Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver, Spier & Israel opened its doors over two decades ago. Since then, we have earned a noteworthy record of success representing clients’ personal injury, workers’ compensation, FELA (railroad injury) medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. We also provide counsel for estate planning, family law, and real estate matters.



Wrongful Death

Insurance Settlements and Mediation

Railroad Injuries (FELA) And Retaliation

Representing Clients With Honesty And Integrity

Having recovered over $100 million for our clients in court victories and settlements, Atwood Law Firm has a proven record of representing injured individuals and their families throughout Nebraska and Iowa. We pride ourselves in exceeding client expectations, out-working our competitors, and most importantly, in helping our clients obtain favorable results.


What Our Clients Say

“We would like to share with you our tremendous appreciation for your dedication and caring. You guided us through a challenging fight and due to your skill and integrity, I am doing what I love! Building and woodworking. We most certainly would not be in the position of fulfilling our dream if it was not for you. All the best to you and thanks again for your assistance. You are first class.”

– Sam O.

“We had a very good experience working with Ellen Deaver and her team. She is very professional and caring. She answered all my questions and helped me understand each step of the process. We appreciated how Ellen and her team put in many hours to give my children and I the best possible outcome. They kept on it for several years, even when others would have most likely given up and we are very thankful for that. I would definitely recommend this law firm for any worker compensation related case.”

– Dorothy W.

The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers’ compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

– WN

I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have brought to my family! Both of my parents are extremely grateful for your work. I knew we were in good hands from the first meeting and you have exceeded all my expectations! It may feel straightforward to you, but to us, you have moved mountains. This settlement will allow my parents, particularly my Dad, to enjoy the rest of their lives to the fullest of their abilities. We all agree that we would give every cent back and more for my Dad to walk again, but that is not going to happen…

– DW

“…He didn’t treat me like I was one of 100 clients. He treated me like I was his only client. He acted professionally but with empathy, dignity and friendliness. It didn’t matter if it was something small or large, he was always there for me, be it by phone, fax, email, cellphone or meeting me personally at his office or elsewhere. He never rushed me when I didn’t understand something, he’d take as much time as needed to explain things to me, especially when it came time for my deposition and in preparation for trial. He was there for me when I truly needed his help…”

– CG

“…My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver, Spier & Israel Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.

– RD

“…If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed…”

– HR

“Christa and her team were exactly what I needed to handle my car accident case. After struggling for a year or so handling the case by myself, I reached out to Christa to take over. She was very knowledgeable, explained everything very thoroughly, and was overall very pleasant to work with. Her and her team were timely with their responses and made me feel that my case was being properly handled. I would gladly hire Christa and her team again!”

– TC

Rated By Super Lawyers
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence 2020
Distingushed LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standard And Legal Ability
The American Trial Lawyers Association | ATLA | The American Trial Lawyers Association
ABA Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice

A Team Of Proven Trial Advocates

When you are recovering from a serious accident and trying to secure fair compensation for an injury, the prospect of navigating the legal system can seem overwhelming. We take on the legal stress of your case, focusing on your financial recovery so you can focus on your physical recovery.
As a Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Preeminent* rated law firm, we have earned national recognition for our legal ability and integrity. While we are very proud of this honor, we measure our successes by our clients’ successes – one client, one victory at a time.
We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about what we do. However, there is no substitute for our free, no-obligation, in-person initial case evaluation. We welcome the opportunity to meet you and your family, discuss your specific circumstances and assist you in determining your legal rights.

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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Des Moines Office

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